We had the good fortune of connecting with Miranda Guerra and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Miranda, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
So I genuinely never thought I wanted to own my business. I come form a long line of entrepreneurs including both of my parents. I watched my parents work so hard and always stress about their businesses and it freaked me out. As I got older, specifically about two years ago I started to understand why my parents chose this life. I not only noticed that I work better on my own, but I have a personality and vision that simply can’t be controlled by anyone other than me. I was starting to get bored of working for others and find myself longing for the freedom that owning a business allows. I also started to hone in on my visions and hope for my future which could only be achieved through being my own boss. Once I started noticing all of this, I thought “well it’s now or never”. My family and fiancé fully supported me through this transition and encouraged me to take control of my future. I know how much I love helping my clients with their most important life celebrations and I knew I couldn’t grow to my full potential with just a “side hustle”. One day when I have my own children I want to be as active and present in their lives as my parents were for me and I know I can only do that while being an entrepreneur. Though being successful in my business is a goal, being a great mom and wife has always been my ultimate dream! By choosing to start a business, I can hopefully live out both of my dreams to full potential.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Rōz Event Planning was truly created in passion and love. I have a genuine love for people and creating happiness. Though my industry revolves around love, not everyone is in it for these reasons. Aside from my passion, my abundance of experience, education, and desire to continue learning are all reasons that Rōz Event Planning is unique. Early 2013 is when I started my journey in the wedding and events industry and I never left. I took different positions and internships in many different parts of the industry through the years. I knew early on that I needed and wanted to be well rounded in knowledge to allow my future clients to trust that they have the best. I graduated in 2018 with my Bachelor’s in Event & Meeting Management with a minor in Beverage Management which I believe is crucial for my career. There is always room to learn and grow and this industry and I honestly want to always be ready for what is to come.
This journey was not easy, nor do I think it is easy for most people. I started out with only the resources I obtained myself along with zero expectations. I entered 2020 with the launch of my business ad clearly no clue about what was to come that year. I think the biggest challenge for me was starting my business in a time where my entire industry was threatened. I had to learn how to not only run a business, but to adapt to an industry that had to change rapidly. Ultimately, I am still overcoming the challenges that came from last year but I am doing so by adapting and continuing to learn and try new things. Overcoming challenges for me always means being open minded, unafraid of risks, and choosing to see the positives. I want the world to know that Rōz Event Planning is a place of love for all people. I am a huge believer in that everyone was created uniquely and that I am here to celebrate that. I don’t care about your skin color, where you were born, your gender, who you love, how much money you have, how you choose to live, etc! My purpose is to celebrate my client’s cherished life moments and to bring their visions into their reality.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
This one is hard for me because I get excited about everything! I am a Colorado native and I have my hidden gems all over this state. My fiancé isn’t from here so when his family comes out, I get to be the one to create our to do lists. Alright if I had to choose, these would be my choices … Day 1. Visit downtown Denver specifically Rino and the Highlands as the hot spot but we’d walk all over. My main place to have drinks would be 10 Barrel because everyone loves the Denver beer scene ( I actually personally hate beer though). One of my fav places to check out fun foods is Avanti as they always have unique options and we can get a little something from each place. Dessert would of course be Little Man Ice Cream because it’s a Denver must have!
Day 2: We’d visit Evergreen & Morrison, Red Rocks is a must see and we’d stroll the town of Morrison after because it’s just so cute. Evergreen is my favorite “mountain town” that’s close by. We love driving around just taking in the views of Evergreen and we always stop to have a bite to eat either Murphy’s Mountain Grill, Creekside Cellars, or Blackbird Cafe.
Day 3: We’d visit Golden and Lakewood. The Coors brewery tour is a must and we’d walk around the town and check out the riverside. Drinks and apps at the Buffalo Rose is always on our agenda of course. I grew up in Lakewood and ,y family’s businesses are there so it’s always fun to visit. Dinner would be at my parent’s because my mom makes the best native american/mexican fusion food ever,
Day 4; We’d head to Colorado Springs! Our favorite BBQ joint is Rudy’s so I love any excuse to go there. There is so many cool attraction in the Springs I’d say we’d pick a place to visit randomly on our way there.
Day 5: It would be back to the mountains but to Breckenridge this time. This is our favorite “futher” mountain destination. The views are amazing every where and we’d probably choose a cool little hike while up there, Currently Blue Stag is my fav Breck food stop and we’d have to get crepes from Crepe a la Cart after!
Day 6&7 I like to leave as free days. The kind of food we are craving those days will most likely lead our adventures as everyone I know is a foodie.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My Shout Out is to my parents, Ruben & Jessica Guerra ( owners of Dino’s Custom Cycles). Without their love, support, and guidance, I wouldn’t be who I am. The other person that deserves credit is me. At the end of the day, I am the reason I am where I am. No one aside form my parents can say that they made me who I am and I’m proud of that.
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