From Nairobi, Kenya to a self-made American business woman, Dr. Abagail “Aby” Lilian Mamboleo’s career journey has been life changing! Today, the entrepreneur is living her motto, “I’m a B.I.T. (billionaire in training), and encouraging others to follow suit.
“When I was in my undergraduate school I used to say, ‘I’m an M.I.T. (millionaire in training).’ After I started my first business and it [transformed] into a publicly traded company, I changed that goal of becoming a M.I.T because I could no longer claim that goal. So I changed that to I am a B.I.T. I am still training to become a billionaire,” said Mamboleo.
Mamboleo earned her bachelor’s degree in Communications Studies from Biola University, accompanied by her JD/MBA from the University of La Verne and her 20 years of experience in entrepreneurship has prepared her to go into multiple career fields and business ventures. Her extensive background doesn’t end there. Mamboleo also has skills in human resources and recruitment from her early career when she founded, Infinity Quality Services Corporation. All of which led her to her current position, CEO of Staff Today Inc., a full service staffing company that specializes in facilitating industries like healthcare, clerical, and government.
Mamboleo, whose parents are missionaries, made it a priority to give back to her community through contributions and programs. Some of her philanthropy work involves initiating programs like Baking/Bakery for widows and the Tea Seedling Project. As the founder and vice president of African Aid Mission, which focuses on assisting underprivileged individuals in rural areas of Africa with clean water, education, micro-finance, and self-help resources, sets time aside for her professional growth and uses her passion and resources to help others.
“We teach people how to be independent and generate income in rural areas in Africa. We’ve taught them how to bake bread and be able to sell it so that they can become self-reliant so that they are not always relying on aid,” she said. “Our main focus is to be able to empower children, women, girls…my goal is to be able to eventually start a school.”
Mamboleo’s New Book to Inspire Young Entrepreneurs
Recently, Mamboleo released her new book, “The Entrepreneur’s Funding Guide: 100 Places to Get Over $100k To Fund Your Business.” The book, co-authored by Mamboleo and Constance Moonzwe, helps up-in-coming entrepreneurs get rid of the phrase, “I have this idea for a great new business but I just wish I had the money for it” and replaces it with successful strategies of securing their own multi-million dollar business.
According to Mamboleo, the book is “geared towards both the early-stage entrepreneur looking for start-up cash as well as established CEO’s looking to expand upon their business model. Having experienced Mamboleo deftly presents the pros and cons of dozens of approaches so the entrepreneur can feel confident in deciding and executing the appropriate funding strategy for their unique needs.”
In “The Entrepreneur’s Funding Guide,” the two discuss small businesses, loans, credit cards, retirement savings, and asking friends and family for money.
“Everything within the pages of this book has been vetted, explored and directly applied to my own life in some fashion,” says Mamboleo. “I have used dozens of tactics and philosophies in high-stakes negotiations, high-risk environments, or large business dealings. The lessons learned along the way have made me millions of dollars, while also saving me years of potentially wasted effort and frustration. Consider my book as a gift to yourself… and to your business.”
Mamboleo and Moonzwe hope that readers are able to leverage the tools that are given to them and learn the secrets to becoming M.I.T’s and B.I.T’s.
“We are hoping that people who are reading this book, can say ‘oh yeah I can get money this way to help me with this.’”
The book can be purchased at www.100waystofund.com and on Amazon. For more information on Mamboleo, please visit www.abymamboleo.com .