Episode 010 – Marlena Jayatilake is the owner of Love That Spice – a brick and mortar shop where spices and teas are masterfully blended right before your eyes.
Love That Spice is unique in that it offers up-to-date information on the relatively unknown health benefits of spices and herbs.
Marlena has been seen on ABC News multiple times and featured in the Chicago Tribune and Make It Better Magazine. She has a list of celebrity customers as well. Names you may know are Mike Ditka, Marcus Lamonis from The Profit and the Late Great Ernie Banks!
Congratulations are in order because Marlena and her husband Rohan just had a new baby girl, Sehara. She joins her older brother Ra-song-ga to make a perfect family of 4.
A Candle Flickering Moment
Moving into a retail location and discovering that January – March are very low sales months. Listen to how she took control and overcame this problem. [8:51]
Her husband is from Sri Lanka and when he introduced her to the traditional meals of his homeland she says she fell in love with the spices and then fell in love with him! [4:39]
Honesty in all she does shows her customers they can trust her wholeheartedly and they keep coming back! [18:31]
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Super Rich: A Guide to Having it All by Russell Simmons
A Gift from Marlena
Enter Discount Code GiftSpice25 to get a 25% discount on your online order. Good through July 31, 2015.