“Mentoring helps entrepreneurs learn about small business management, achieve personal and professional goals, and advance in their small business venture by offering incredible networking opportunities. ”Meghan Anderson The Chef’s Hat Catering Company
“My biggest advice would be to deeply evaluate what you want to accomplish as an entrepreneur before starting. You’ll face many difficult times and that’s the only way to keep going. Be passionate about what you’re doing. Join different networks and talk about your idea with as many people as possible. You need to go outside yourself and challenge your idea! And most importantly, take your time. I feel that when you have money, you’ll go faster but then your idea does not have enough time to evolve.”Ludiwine Clouzot Ecoloodi
“My mentor, Joan, has made me feel like she is really in my corner. Her experience has strengthened my confidence in my ability to follow my passion and make it a success. I can’t wait to see how our relationship continues to develop.”Hillery Taylor Nest Family Centre
“Be cautious, but also be creative. Today there is number of enterprises that are doing things more ethically. What makes you different? Being socially conscious doesn’t always mean you have to give away a portion of your profits. Ask yourself how you can make the world a better place.”Kyle MacNevin & Kayley Reed Wear Your Label
“My mentor was very instrumental during the entire start-up process of my business. All the advice and coaching he provided helped improve my entrepreneurial skills during the most crucial moments.”Ernesto Medina Jordan QSQ Giclée Boutique Inc.
“For people thinking about becoming an entrepreneur – do it. Embrace your creativity, let go of fear, accept the uncertainty, realize failure is a means to learning and work on painting your own picture of the future.”Kimberly Cope Early Entrepreneurs Inc
“Understand that owning your own business takes work! Be passionate about what you are going to be providing – be it a product or a service. Unlike typical ‘jobs’ the work doesn’t stop when you leave the office. ”Courtney Gray Gray Matter Chiropractic
“My mentor, Wayne Chiu, is an inspiration to me because of his desire to give back to the community. He is a true businessman with a talent to lead and direct. Through his wealth of experience and wisdom which he has obtained through persistence and hard work, he gives distinctive advice to help me move forward.”Christopher Joseph McLaren Fine Line Homes Ltd.