Our monthly Immigrant Entrepreneurship Newsletter features some of the incredible immigrant entrepreneurs in Alberta that we support, like Ada Tai, Partner at BadaB Consulting. We spoke with Ada about her journey as an immigrant entrepreneur in Alberta and her experience with Business Link.
Even the most successful business has its ups and downs. Do not lose hope or confidence if your business experiences turbulence. That is inevitable. If one door closes, then another window will open for you. – Ada Tai, Partner at BadaB Consulting
What is your background?
Similar to many international students coming to Alberta, I made it home. I completed an undergraduate degree in Recreation and Tourism at the University of Alberta. As I was exploring my professional entry point to the workforce, I discovered that human resources (HR) people play a huge role in hiring, out of curiosity, I took an HR course and fell in love with the profession. 15 years have gone by; I have never regretted a day of working in this field! Meanwhile, I completed an MBA degree and obtained HR designations in both Canada and the U.S.
Oh, I almost forgot, I am here to talk about my journey to becoming an entrepreneur. I am a curious person and a firm believer in developing strong business skills. In 2011, I helped found BadaB Consulting Inc. with a partner. Initially, the company provided only business technology consulting services. After working in HR at different organizations, I wanted to turn my entrepreneurial curiosity into practice. Therefore, in 2016, I joined the business as a dedicated HR practitioner. In just a few years, our firm evolved to be a full-service Management Consulting firm with a team of effective consultants.
In the meantime, I also discovered my interest in teaching. Right now, I teach at both the University of Alberta and MacEwan as a part-time business instructor, in addition to running the consulting business.