The relationships between mothers and daughters can come with many challenges. But what about when they actually team up to run their own businesses? This May (and in conjunction with Mother’s Day), the Weekly speaks to five mother-daughter duos who have combined their talents and expertise to pursue their passions and create a thriving business.
After seeing the joy and passion that her mother, Dr. Susan Teng, had for helping people achieve confidence in their looks, Kelly Keak decided to follow in her footsteps by joining the family business, MTM Skincare, now rebranded mtm labo Singapore.
Dr. Teng first brought the Japanese custom-blended skincare brand to Singapore in 2003, and now, nearly two decades later, it has spawned three posh outlets on our shores. It champions ‘bespoke beauty’, and a belief that one’s skincare regime should be as unique as each individual.
Kelly Keak, who is the managing director of mtm labo Singapore, clues us in on the relationship she shares with her mum, on getting her parents to trust her with the business and loosen their reins, and why entrepreneurs-to-be should never shy away from asking for help.