“Being an entrepreneur in the start-up stage has a stunning effect. No one arrives there alone. You have to communicate your passion and encourage other players to follow suit. Being an entrepreneur is not so easy, so you must ensure that the small decisions you make every day will make you happy. - Félix Marzell”David Barabé & Félix Marzell Dix au carré
“Having a mentor is important to young entrepreneurs. Mentors can give objective advice and draw from their own experiences to better guide you along the entrepreneurial journey.”Ken LeBlanc, Jeremy Demont, Dale Betts, Walter Melanson PropertyGuys.com
“As a new business, I don't think you can ever have enough experienced people there to help you. Having Linda Daley as a mentor was great because she provided a fresh perspective and vital business experience.”Lisa Donaldson Fiddleheads Kids Shop Inc.
“Being an entrepreneur means you have the power to do something no one has ever done before. You have the ability to improve the way things work and ultimately dream of a better tomorrow. Your actions can inspire others to make a difference. It’s an incredible feeling.”Jenviev Azzolin pplconnect
“My mentor Charlotte was able to give me points of view I did not always consider when faced with challenges. Her motivation in her own business inspired me.”Alison Smith Thera-Ped Moncton Inc.
“My mentor, Lise Malo, contributes to my personal and business development. She encourages me to think, leading me to make the right decisions for my business’ future, and to reach my short and long-term goals. It is motivating and reassuring to benefit from the advice of someone who has her expertise.”Mylène Montpetit Éditions Exclamation Inc.
“At the time of accepting the role, I did not realize how much I would be gaining in the process. I have also been learning all along. This is a new business model for me, therefore,I am often stretching myself to learn new skills or information because I am being asked things that I do not yet know myself. So far, there has been nothing left unanswered, so we are both learning in this process. ”
“My mentor helps keep me focused and helps realign my goals. Having that experience in my position is very valuable; they offer a lot of good perspectives.”Moses Robicheau Laugh It Up Photo Booth Services 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