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

Hi Anabel, what do you attribute your success to?
A well-kept network of contacts. I am a true believer that your network is your greatest treasure. I have the joy of meeting people around the world, many of them beloved Venezuelans, and that has definitely been a key factor in Thamarana Media. I started my business in 2017, thanks to the fact that due to immigration issues I did not have a work permit for a while, and in a short time, thanks to my contacts, we won some contracts not only in Georgia but also in Florida, with Latinos and also Americans. Nothing better than people who know you, know your professionalism and responsibility and recommend you to others. All the stages in networking are very important, from creating those connections, maintaining contacts, taking care of them, and following up.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
We started only managing social media platforms in Spanish, and along the way, in practice, we have expanded our services to a more comprehensive offer in marketing services, keeping our essence: we put heart into what we do. We create marketing experiences mainly for service businesses, personal brands, and social impact projects. Not only in Spanish, but also in English. I feel that these days entrepreneurship has become romantic, BUT EASY? I do not think that starting a business is, or at least for me it has not been easy. There are many sacrifices and hours of work that many do not see. Thank God I started a business in something that I love, and that has helped keep me going through the storms. But I started my business with $ 0, I was in a difficult moment as an immigrant, in which I asked for help even to fill up gasoline. The first client paid $ 200, and for me, it was an oasis. I had no previous experience managing a business, and I have been learning about administration, human resources, legal stuff, taxes, and many topics that as entrepreneurs we must know and be responsible for. Seeing how brands advance, obtain results and that our work is enjoyed, has been a key driver. Have a good work team and trust God that He will provide, too. From starting dedicated only to managing social media platforms, now we also manage influencer campaigns, give workshops and marketing consultancies, offer event production, and various advertising services. Without realizing it, we have also coached clients, leading them to appreciate social networks and the benefits of the digital world, we helped them to lose the fear of making videos, lives, or taking photos on their own business networks. We take care of the details and give professional results, so if you are looking for a remote (or local in the US) bilingual partner for your communications or marketing, please contact me.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
This is funny because I have my Thamarana Guide (private at the moment). That I use for artists, influencers I bring to the city for events, or for friends that visit Atlanta for the first time. So for food, I will take them to The Vortex (best burger in ATL), Sundial Restaurant (360 views of the city), True Food Kitchen, Barcelona Bar, and Wine and Krog Street Market; for food and drinks and a good time to Ponce City Market, Sweet Water Brewery, Ladybird Grove, and mess hall, and New Real Brewery.

I will take them to dance on Eclipse de Luna Dunwoody, on Thursdays, and to Mojitos on Peachtree Corners on Saturdays, for Havana Nights.

We will dedicate one day to Downton / Midtown Atlanta, to visit World of Coca-Cola, Aquarium, Martin Luther King, Jr House, High Museum, Piedmont Park, and Little Five Points.

One day we will either visit Stone Mountain, Lake Lanier, or Chattahoochee river (Jones Bridge Park will be my option).

One afternoon we will have some good wine at Chateau Elan Winery and Resort.
We will enjoy it!

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I believe that everything comes into our lives to teach us something. All my clients, partners, and work team have been schools for me, but in my journey as an “entrepreneur” in the United States, there are definitely people, organizations, and companies that have been great teachers. The list could be quite extensive, but I will make a special mention to some that deserve my shoutouts: The Global Competitiveness Leadership Program at Georgetown University in Washington, DC; Leonardo Trechi of The Brains Bunch and VPItv in Miami; Mónica Cucalón from the Latin American Association of Atlanta (The LAA) and the Avanzando Juntas program; Maria Daniela Garcia, without her we couldn’t be running; two special Atlanta’s clients: Marielba Zambrano of Amigo Insurance, and Lilibeth Moron, realtor. My uncle, Edgar Camero, who has always talked to me about entrepreneurship, business, and investments; and lately a special mentor, that I still don’t know in person yet, the global known coach Tony Robbins.

Website: https://thamarana.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thamarana/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thamarana/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/thamarana

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/THAMARANA/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdNr1x8Wo_xplJSuKCxNmgw

Other: https://www.instagram.com/thamaranamedia/

Image Credits
Kaptura Media / IG: @kaptura_media

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