Finding Bravery & Standing on Your Own as an Entrepreneur with Shazma Charania


In this episode, Andrea talks with Shazma Charania about coming from a family business to finding her individual entrepreneurial voice in Mexico, to standing on her own as a franchise owner. Shazma has played a major role in growing the family business, ZS Holdings. Looking to build upon the strong foundation established by her parents, Shazma has steered the growth of her family business from two to seven hotels including Holiday Inn & Suites Red Deer, Holiday Inn Express Red Deer, Holiday Inn Hinton, Holiday Inn & Suites Hinton, and Holiday Inn Express & Suites Edson. The newest addition to the hotel family is the Holiday Inn Express Red Deer North and starting construction of Staybridge Suites in Red Deer. ZS Holdings also has 2 restaurants, including the award-winning Boulevard Restaurant + Lounge in Red Deer and Greentree Restaurant & Fireside Lounge in Hinton.

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