Introduce yourself and brand:
My name is Alice Ilonga, I'm a Congolese(DRC)-Canadian woman who grew up in Belgium, Germany and moved to Canada where I learned English and started my 2 businesses. Through those brands, I sell lingerie, swimsuits and makeup.
What makes your brand unique?
What makes my brands unique is that they focus on authenticity and inclusiveness.
What 2 pieces of Entrepreneur advice would you share with readers?
1) Start today because making excuses won't help you start a business and it sure as hell won't help you create the lifestyle you want for yourself.
2) Launch before you feel ready because if you wait until your product or service feels perfect, someone else will already be doing a better job of helping your customers solve their problems.
What is next for you in 2020?
For 2020 I'm planning to launch a wedding lingerie collection and new-mom collection with my Ilonga Alice brand. For my cosmetic brand, I will be introducing a perfume in collaboration with my two beautiful sisters.
How can readers connect with you online and support your business?
Readers can connect with me on Instagram: @ilongaalicebrand @ilongaalicecosmetic. My personal Instagram is @alice.ilonga and you can subscribe to my Youtube channel: Ilonga Alice!