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Each week on “I’m a Millionaire, So Now What?”, Colleen O’Connell-Campbell, Wealth Advisor at RBC Dominion Securities, delivers inspirational stories and practical advice to self-made millionaires and wealthy families. With a focus on financial planning and wealth management strategies, Colleen and her guests cover the critical issues that truly matter to you, including succession strategies, family business governance tips, how to cope with fundraiser fatigue, finding your purpose after losing your family business, and much more.

May 5, 2020

Today on “I'm a Millionaire. So Now What?” – meet serial entrepreneur Karla Briones!

 

Born in Mexico, Karla and her (also entrepreneurial!) family immigrated when she was a teen.

 

Today, she juggles being a wife and mom with running multiple businesses online and off, and a consulting company helping immigrants succeed in business.

 

We chat about:

 

✅ How resilience should be the backbone of all entrepreneurs (especially as we all face the economic uncertainty of Covid-19).

✅ How “do what you love” (yes, there’s a puppy story!) propelled her into her first business.

✅ And the good and bad about being a franchisee.

 

She’s also behind an important initiative to feed frontline healthcare workers.

 

Karla’s mission is to build the strongest, most thriving and collaborative immigrant entrepreneurship ecosystem in the world. One newcomer at a time. Her Immigrant Entrepreneur Academy is going to be a digital platform where newcomers will gain knowledge, access mentorship through a network of other successful immigrant entrepreneurs, and access funding so that they can launch, incubate and accelerate their businesses, anywhere in Canada and in any industry.

 

She’s a shining example of the Self-Made Nation - one of society's true wealth creators and someone that we need to celebrate because she has given so much to our communities. I hope you enjoy her story!

 

I would also LOVE to share YOUR story. If you’re interested, drop me a line.