Behind the Business

23rd September 2021

This week we are hearing from – Kantesha Takai – Lola Digital

1. Can you tell us a bit about yourself?

My name is Kantesha Takai and I live on Thursday Island in the Torres Strait. I was born and raised in the Torres Strait and recently returned home in 2018 after living in Brisbane for over ten years. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to return home and bring my knowledge and skills back to my community where I am able to help my people and my community.

2. Can you tell us about your business?

I have sold one business (Strait Removals) in 2020 and am currently nurturing and growing my second business-baby named Lola Digital; we’re a boutique creative content and marketing agency that specialises in helping not-for-profit organisations and businesses amplify their marketing through traditional and digital platforms.

3. What Industry do you operate in and for how long?

I’ve been in the marketing industry for over twelve years, studying a B. Mass Communication with Majors in Media & Communications and Advertising and then working marketing positions in property, finance and tourism before venturing into freelancing and accumulating my skills, experience and knowledge into my small business.

4. Where is your market (local, regional, State, National?)

I primarily work with local businesses in the Torres Strait. However, I tend to take in clients nationally. I prefer to work with clients where I see an impact in the community, which is why my services are boutique and I only work with a handful of clients at any one time.

5. Is there any other information or encouragement you would like to share with other Indigenous Women?

If you are considering starting a business, make sure it works for you and your goals.

I am constantly refining and changing my business goals and I think that’s okay to be indecisive sometimes.

Grow your business slowly and in a way that’s sustainable and right for you, your family and your capability.

Here are some ways you can connect with me:


Instagram: @kantesha_takai