Molli Sauces, Rodrigo Salas
Molli Sauces began as the brainchild of Leticia Salas, who wanted to find an easy way to make true Mexican food without spending hours in the kitchen. Together with her husband, Rodrigo, she started testing recipes for regional sauces and rubs essential for traditional Mexican meals. After a year of testing, Molli Sauces launched with five recipes sold in small batches.
Molli Sauces help home cooks make a delicious Mexican meal in 30 minutes or less with traditional recipes, but without preservatives or artificial ingredients.
To learn more about Molli Sauces, visit mollisauces.com.
Two months after his first meeting with Lozier and Thornton, Molli Sauces had a contract with Central Market, a Texas grocery store. Salas’ mentors “helped me remove false barriers I was setting or myself, which led me to introduce our brand to the Central Market buyer and get it in their stores,” he says. “They’ve also guided me on the sales process and how to manage my financials.”
Launching Molli Sauces was an educational experience for Rodrigo Salas. “I didn’t have a food technology background, so I had to go back to school to learn how to safely process food to be sold at stores,” he says.
Then, he got stuck with his sales plan. “My business wasn’t moving anywhere and I needed to start getting some traction,” Salas says. After reading about SCORE, Salas was matched with mentors John Lozier and Ralph Thornton. “In our first meeting, they identified the problem and pushed me to get past it and move forward,” Salas says.
Salas also worked with mentor Chuck Rudnick to further develop his marketing and sales plan. He meets with all three of his mentors several times each year
“[Working with SCORE is] one of the best choices I’ve made since I started my business,” Salas says. All mentors are highly seasoned and eager to help. It’s like getting free consulting services from a top notch firm.”