Eno Eka is a recipient of the 2020 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards Ones To Watch Award. She is the Founder and CEO of Eny Consulting — a boutique consulting company — where she provides coaching and professional development services to help immigrants kick-start their careers in Canada.
My first job ever was… an accounting intern after high school.
I decided to be an entrepreneur… because I always had that entrepreneurial spirit and wanted to own my business. I was the president of the Junior Achievement Club in my high school and we had to start several businesses as projects, and I enjoyed it. I then went on to start my little bookstore business at the age of 15, reselling my old books to my classmates.
My proudest accomplishment is… winning the Women of Inspiration Award for Mentorship in 2019 after 18 months of relocation to Canada.
My boldest move to date was… moving to Canada all by myself!
I surprise people when I tell them that… I have no family in Canada, have lived here for just 2 years now and I am under 30.
I knew it was time to launch my business when I… was approached with an opportunity and had to render my services as a business and not an employee.
My best advice for aspiring entrepreneurs is… to just start, take imperfect actions because done is better than perfect.
My best advice from a mentor was… to focus on impact and the income will follow.
When the going gets tough, I tell myself… nothing good comes easy and I do the work no matter how I feel.
If I had an extra hour in the day, I would… sleep in for another hour!!!
I stay inspired by… my mother, my mentors and the amazing students I get to coach in my programs.
The future excites me because… I know it is just the beginning— I am on a global mission to educate people all over the world.
My next step is… to expand my business into new countries and keep learning from the best business mentors globally