Where There’s a Need There’s a Way with Diana Arango of Chefpost
Diana Arango is a law graduate and self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur. She graduated from the University of The Andes with a Bachelor in Law before attending Fordham University School of Law where she completed her Masters of Laws in International Business and Trade Law. Diana then spent some time working in a variety of impressive roles, mostly within the real estate sector, before eventually starting her business, Chefpost.
On this episode, Diana walks us through her experience in starting Chefpost. She shares a bit about the inspiration behind the business, what challenges she faced, and how she was able to overcome them.
“I think it’s very important as a founder and a CEO, you do not need to know everything very well. But you need to understand different aspects of the business because that way you can outsource and delegate, knowing a little bit about what you’re delegating.” – Diana Arango
This week on Startups in Stilettos:
- What it was that inspired Diana to start Chefpost (1:12)
- How Diana turned her dream of Chefpost into a reality (2:08)
- How Diana was able to balance her personal life with starting a new business (3:30)
- The ways in which Diana chose to finance Chefpost (6:23)
- Diana’s tips on fundraising for business (8:45)
- The biggest lesson Diana learned in starting Chefpost (13:47)
- How to build your PR strategy based on your type of business (15:54)
- What the Entreprenista League has meant to Diana and the ways in which she’s benefited from it (22:22)
Our Favorite Quotes:
- “I like business, I’m entrepreneur-minded. And I am always business analyzing everything. So where there is a problem, I always try to find the business solution to it.” – Diana Arango
- “I think that happens to all entrepreneurs, that you’re so passionate about [your business] that you still work extra hours and it doesn’t feel that hard.” – Diana Arango
- “A lot of sacrifices, all of our savings, went into the business but we just believed so much that this was gonna work that it was the only option.” – Diana Arango
Connect with Diana Arango:
- Chefpost on Instagram
- Chefpost on Facebook
- Diana Arango on LinkedIn
- Diana Arango on Instagram
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