What did inspire you to start your business?
How did you finance it?
Being Hispanic… Does it have any influence on your business?
What is the biggest challenge your business has faced?
If you could change one thing about your business, what would it be?
Tell us about three entrepreneurs that you admire?
For business meetings: breakfast, lunch, or dinner?
What sacrifices on your personal life did you have to make in order to become a business success?
What is your favorite quote?
Is it difficult to be unconventional?
Biggest mistake made?
Do you consider yourself an innovator?
Born in New Orleans, son of a soccer star and an international executive, Carlos Zuniga began designing at a very young age. Educated at the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale, the design aesthetic of Latin-American Carlos Zuniga encompasses cultural values of Miami, New Orleans and Latin America. It is evident in Zuniga’s work that many of his designs are influenced by Miami’s lifestyle. Inspired by the sexy, confident Latin woman, Carlos seeks to compliment all women with their beauty with his designs. Beginning in 2006, Zuniga began his project while living in Miami by sketching concepts for friends. Believing that shoes can very well compliment a woman, and having a keen eye for fashion, his designs were quickly noticed. After a strong demand to begin his own line, his entrepreneurial spirit led him to develop his very own line of women’s shoes called Bessi by Carlos Zuniga. The line is named after his greatest inspiration, his mother. Today, Bessi by Carlos Zuniga continues developing its collection and will exclusively be available in March 2009 at www.bessibycarloszuniga.com