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:

๐ŸŒต How learning as you go is the daily reality of being a business owner.

๐ŸŒต How to bootstrap and self-fund your own brand and the benefits of growing your business this way.

๐ŸŒต The downside of bootstrapping – can you become overinvested in your own business?

๐ŸŒต Growing a brand slowly and steadily. How in 8 years they went from kitchen table to 4,000sq ft industrial space.

๐ŸŒต The challenges of wholesale/white-labeling – how do you market a product that doesn’t have your brand name on it?

๐ŸŒต 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.