Born Leader Episode 3 BONUS - Tara Palacios, Arlington Economic Development
Born Leader is a podcast founded on the belief that everyone is a born leader and there are many paths to discovering your own potential. We explore leadership through interviews with and profiles about everyday people who demonstrate we’re all born leaders. Hypatian Institute, Inc. Founder and CEO Gaea L. Honeycutt hosts Born Leader.
In this bonus episode, we speak more with Tara Palacios, whose high energy and business acumen are the foundation for Arlington Economic Development’s unique BizLaunch program, the City’s small business and entrepreneurial assistance network, and one-stop-shop for information on starting or growing a business.
One of the perks of launching a leadership institute with its own podcast is getting great material on leadership and development from our guests . . . so much that we can’t possibly squeeze it all into one episode.
Tara and I had a lot of fun and a lot of conversation because that’s how it always is with her. You can’t help but leave her presence re-energized, well informed and in a splendid mood. So, there’s all this extra material that I didn’t want to leave on the cutting room floor that I’m sharing between episodes in this BONUS track.
First, we go into little detour into history and regional trivia that I’m calling “It’s All Arlington”, in which we talk about the region and it’s contribution to post Civil War history.
Then, a theme that dominated my conversation with Tara was picking the right business, which led to a conversation about the often risky restaurant industry. I’m calling it “Everybody Wants a Restaurant”. Tara breaks down the reality of starting your own eating establishment.
And, finally, we talked a bit more about the fact that most successful entrepreneurs Tara meets spend a great deal of time planning. And, with Tara’s financial background, you know you can take the information “to the bank”. I’m calling this “Plan Smart From the Start”.
Our upcoming episodes feature international investor and consultant Babak Hafezi of Hafezi Capital, Maestro Ulysses James of the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic, and Michel Zajur, Founder and CEO of the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
If you want to learn more about Tara Palacios or other guests on the Born Leader podcast, or for a transcript, visit HypatianInstitute.com . Or join our Born Leader Group on LinkedIn, like us on Facebook , or follow us on Twitter (@HypatianInst).
Key words: leadership, business, community, arlington, women, glass ceiling, planning, strategy, transformation, collaboration, team-building, networking, dc, maryland, virginia
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Arlington Economic Development - http://www.arlingtoneconomicdevelopment.com/