Series 1, Episode 10: Boyowa Olugbo from Stennah & Hope

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This week’s episode of Bloom by Blue Cactus is with Boyowa Olugbo, Serial Entrepreneur and Founder of @stennahandhopeofficial and @displacedfragrances.

We loved recording this episode with Boyowa, one of our longstanding clients.

His is definitely a tale of the rollercoaster of running your own businesses.

Listen in to hear:

🌵 How learning as you go is the daily reality of being a business owner.

🌵 How to bootstrap and self-fund your own brand and the benefits of growing your business this way.

🌵 The downside of bootstrapping – can you become overinvested in your own business?

🌵 Growing a brand slowly and steadily. How in 8 years they went from kitchen table to 4,000sq ft industrial space.

🌵 The challenges of wholesale/white-labeling – how do you market a product that doesn’t have your brand name on it?

🌵 The exciting launch of Displaced Fragrances, Boyowa’s new social enterprise aimed at combining his passion for candle making, education, and music. We can’t wait to see more!

Key take away: ‘Your journey is your business’. The interesting businesses are the ones with a story.