Tempe Boss from Down under
BUSINESS people’s success stories have often started with unexpected occurrences. One of them is Erla Tiara, 43, a tempe (soybean cake) businesswoman in the state of Western Australia of Jakarta origin.
Erla went to Australia at the age of 28 after getting married in 2004. She joint with her husband who had lived in Australia since 1994. Erla attended a brief course in Perth. But as she was pregnant in 2009 and 2012, while also busily engaged in tempe production, her education failed to continue. “Finally I had to forget it as it was hard to manage time,” said Erla over the phone on Tuesday, June 18.
Surprisingly, the decision has...