Maggie’s Salsa is born
In 2004, Magie started her Fresh Salsa company with $800, a gift that a stranger gave her at the salsa contest (to start her business). With zero business experience, Magie’s source and guide was Google. She created a list of stores to call and was rejected 90 times, but eventually, The Whole Foods Market says ‘yes’. After being rejected by banks to fund her new opportunity, Magie borrowed money from friends to make the first Whole Foods order. She even obtained her truck driver’s license to deliver her products. That year, Maggie’s Salsa goes from making $12K per year to a whopping $1.9 Million. She learned that resilience, resourcefulness, and relentlessness are essential to realizing her dreams.