“My mentor has been instrumental in helping me create a brand for my business. She has been a great sounding board as I build the image of my company, offering helpful and actionable advice when I’m working out marketing ideas. My business is a little difficult to describe and she helps me break it down into workable pieces”Heather Hinam Second Nature Adventure in Discovery
“Go for it! Now is the time to try; when you have the energy, the motivation, less responsibility; and if not now, then when? ”Andrew White CHAR Technologies
“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
“Being a mentor is a really rewarding experience and I urge people to consider becoming one. I have become a better manager and achieved better business results because of Futurpreneur Canada. I never expected to gain so much for being a mentor. I thought I was going to do the giving. Being a Futurpreneur Canada is one of the smartest things I have ever done!”
“Over the course of two years with my mentor, I got through doubts and obstacles in my business, as well as early motherhood and the development of a non-profit organization. I’ve learned to make better decisions and defend my position on issues. I am also better at accepting consequences of the decisions that I make. ”Roxanne Tétreault Esprits Libres Communications
“My mentor, Angie Law has really helped me with goal-setting and prioritizing of tasks. She has brought positive encouragement while reminding me to maintain a healthy work/life balance.”Brittany Hopkins Anice Jewellery
“My mentor has helped me develop the confidence I need as an entrepreneur to make difficult but important decisions about the direction of my company. Peter has brought a great deal of experience that I learn from on an ongoing basis.”Shadi Hagag Trans-Plan Transportation Inc.
“Don’t wait. If you have an idea, find ways to start testing it. Starting a business might seem daunting, so break down your idea and find small, less intimidating ways to test it. Learn as much as possible. This will help you decide whether to start a business with that idea, or a portion of that idea, or to try an entirely different idea altogether.”Kevin Alto Alto Longboards