May 16, 2016

Brewed to perfection

I love a good origin story. Recently, I profiled the founder of the $22 million direct-selling company Steeped Tea and #1 female entrepreneur in Canada, Tonia Jahshan. Back in 2006, way before she earned these titles, she had the most amazing cup of Creme of Earl Grey tea at a Halifax bed and breakfast and thought: “I’m going to start a company! I’m going to have tea parties and sell tea leaves, and it’s going to be great!” It was clear from meeting her what made her such a successful entrepeneur: enthusiasm, grit, and a firm conviction that everything was going to work out.