How go-getter Mayly Tao transformed her family's Santa Monica donut shop and gives back to her community and beyond.

Guest Biography

Mayly Tao is LA’s self-proclaimed Donut Princess, owner of DK’s Donuts & Bakery in Santa Monica, CA and Donut Princess Los Angeles, a donut bouquet delivery concept. She is the host of her podcast Short N’ Sweet. You can find her ”Securing the Box” at @maylytao, @donutprincessla, @dksdonuts, @foodfortheclout. She is very heavily involved in community work, such as completing the building of a temple in Cambodia and creating her new initiative, Lunchboxes for Love, to help feed front line health care professionals in Los Angeles during COVID-19. She is currently a social media marketing consultant, helping others create revenue through social media and branding.

In this episode, you'll learn:

  • The history of Cambodian immigrants owning donut shops in Southern California.
  • Innovating new donut varieties and using social media to build a community.
  • How Mayly is adapting the business during COVID-19 and giving back.

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