As an entrepreneur, you do what it takes to make your dream a reality, and Elyce Zahn almost literally built Coco Tutti by hand. She makes gorgeous, “addictively edible” chocolate artwork, an award-winning business she started just as her architectural business was going under. We cover a wide range of topics this episode, from Elyce’s start in the arts to having the vision to see a kitchen where others see an office. Learn what you can accomplish when you’re a one-woman force of nature.
Links and Show Notes
- La Cocina—“a nonprofit working to solve problems of equity in business ownership for women, immigrants and people of color.”
- Metro rack shelving
- Lowes / Home Depot
- Chocolate Cooling Tunnel (Selmi)
- Continuous Tempering Machines (Selmi)
- Tutti Frutti
- Elyce’s jam recipe:
- 3/4 fruit
- 1/4 sugar
- 2-4% pectin
- “minimal” lemon juice
- fruit sieved three or four times
- SCORE—“the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, with more than 10,000 volunteers in 300 chapters.”
- Shark Tank—“The Sharks give budding entrepreneurs the chance to secure business deals that could make them millionaires.”
- PurColor/Color Blend Creations
- Chef Rubber—“provides Artisan Chefs the finest components with which one refines creative inspiration.”
- Lettuce Wrap #3: These Shows Stress Me Out, where we talk briefly about The Great British Bake Off
- Four Roses Bourbon
- Nikka Japanese Whisky
- Night Riders/Japanese Internment—“In the six months following the end of the evacuation program there were some 30 attacks by West Coast people against returning inmates. Near Fresno and other places, night riders shot into the homes of newly returned families Anti-Japanese organizations sprang up in the Northwest and in California.” What Color is Your Parachute? (Amazon)—More than 10 million copies sold of this book that “demystifies the entire job-search process, from writing resumes to interviewing to networking, expertly guiding job-hunters toward their dream job.”
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