Today’s show is Part 2 of “From Passion to Profit” with Tomi Gbeleyi. If you haven’t heard Part 1 yet, go back and listen to it. That is the episode right before this because you’d need that for context.
The truth is that everyone has a passion or more than one—even if you don’t know what it is yet.
Many people don’t believe that you can turn what you love into a viable business venture. Yes, you can. In fact, the best businesses are built on passion. It just takes some strategic planning, and hard work.
Today’s episode is the concluding part of the surprising truth about how Tomi went from an international student to building a multimillion-dollar Canadian beauty brand. We discussed extensively how Tomi is building a business that matters.
Tomi earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and International Development Studies from University of New Brunswick
Tomi credits her nose to the grindstone mentality to her upbringing in Lagos, Nigeria. Since moving to Canada, she’s pursued interests in education, technology and entrepreneurship. These interests led her to launch MFMG Cosmetics, a leading direct-to-consumer beauty brand tailored to multiethnic communities. In addition to her e-commerce business, she also manages Ontario operations at Lighthouse Labs, a leading software education institution.
Her passion for advancing diversity and inclusion in technology and entrepreneurship communities has led to recognition by The Globe and Mail, The New York Times, BuzzFeed, Flare, Glamour and more as a young leader in the Toronto tech ecosystem.
I invited Tomi here to share her story of how she is building a Canadian beauty brand geared towards women of color. This is one episode you should not miss and share with everyone you love.
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