Tony Ayala: Leaving The Finance World To Run A Bakery


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For this weeks episode I've got Tony Ayala on the show. He left the world of finance to run a bakery, which he has grown and can be found in most stores across Canada. Tony shares a wealth of knowledge about his journey.

We talk about:
- Leaving the finance world
- The identity you associate with
- The world of business
- Why now is a great time to start a business
- Side hustles
- Changing how people connect and giving gifts
- Entrepreneurial Mindset
- The story of starting a gluten-free bakery
- How Queen Street Bakery went from a local Toronto bakery to being found across the country
- The conversations of leaving a "stable" job
- The importance of happiness
- You never know where things are going to take you; keeping an open mind
- Having a curiosity mindset
- Making decisions
- The value of education and the current education climate
- Getting VC investment from Arlene Dickinson
- The importance of having mentors along your journey

Tony Ayala @thetonyayala
Queen Street Bakery: @queenstreetbakery
Online and Instagram order profits to be donated to Black communities for the month of June.

Fahad: @fahadlkhan