Shoutout Arizona Article

Meet Martha Llamas  Entrepreneur

We had the good fortune of connecting with Martha Llamas and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Martha, what is the most important factor behind your success?

Perseverance was the fuel that empowered me to push through each barrier. Every time I looked back, I gained additional strength and determination to conquer the next challenge.

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?

Martha and her fiancé purchased a Jani-King franchise in 2002. With her dedication, passion and relentless energy, the debt was fully covered in less than 5 years and the company began turning a profit. Her business more than tripled in a short time, and people began taking notice.

Today, her franchise is recognized as one of the most successful in Jani-King’s history. It has consistently performed in the top 5% for annual revenue, in a field of over 9500 Jani-King franchises in the United States. She has earned the esteemed, “Presidents Club Award” for generating over 1 million dollars in business, every year since 2003, as well as a host of accolades for her contributions to the community.

Martha currently employs 70 people. Her story has been featured on international television shows, in newspapers and magazines, on radio shows and podcasts. Her harrowing story is inspiring, and is a great example of what hard work, determination and strength of character can accomplish, even in the wake of seemingly impossible odds.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?

One of my favorite restaurants is Renata’s at the Biltmore. The Frank Lloyd Wright architecture of the Biltmore is amazing. Perhaps a day trip to Sedona as it is one of the beauties of Arizona. Quiescence at the farm is also a wonderful restaurant and experience with their gardens furnishing much of what the chefs use in their delicious dishes. Kai restaurant is also an incredible place to experience Southwest Indian decor and cuisine.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?

To my family, friends and clients that believe in me! and special shoutout to all my employees i still have employees that have been with me for more than 18 years.

Our mission is to help change the way people spend money. We want people to spend more of their money with mom-and-pops, small businesses, independent artists and creatives. We think one of the most powerful ways to do that is by putting small business owners and creatives at the center of discussions designed to spark conversation within the community.

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