Trendsetter: Nichole Nzegwu

Nichole has always had a love for cooking and playing with recipes but was unsure how to turn that passion into a business. Her eureka moment came when she awoke to the delicious aroma of her sister’s homemade granola at 3 am and felt an immediate sense of warmth and comfort. When the pandemic hit, Nichole wanted to share that same sense of warmth and put a smile on people’s faces through food. And so, in July of 2021, Kare granola was born. 

Kare Granola is more then just a granola company. They are passionate about community health, well-being and involvement. A two-time nominee for the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards, Nichole feels it is important to support, empower, and help women and young girls in vulnerable situations receive the support they deserve and build better lives for themselves through Kare Granola as well.

They offer unique flavors that are handmade in small batches with organic, gluten-free, plant-based, and 100% natural ingredients sourced locally. They even offer the unique opportunity for customers to create custom orders by choosing their own ingredients, an option that is especially wonderful for those with dietary preferences and health concerns!

CANADIAN HOME TRENDS: If you could give one piece of advice, what advice would you give?
NICHOLE NZEGWU Sometimes what you’re looking for is right under your nose. Don’t do what everyone else is doing. Always find ways to make yourself or your business stand out.
CHT If you could have lunch with any one person in the world, who would you pick?
NN Tory Burch. She launched her fashion business while trying to build a foundation for women. She was ridiculed for her idea of running a business and social responsibility simultaneously. Ultimately, she created a foundation that empowers women and women entrepreneurs. I would love to sit with her and learn from her.

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