Daniel Tremblay & Véronique Caron-Bossé of La Maison de Thé Cha Yi first opened their business doors in 2010. La Maison de Thé Cha Yi offers a fine selection of over 200 loose teas and herbal teas in bulk, as well as a wide range of tea-related accessories to please both the experienced and novice tea lover. Their tearoom provides customers with a calm and cozy atmosphere in which to savour the large assortment of teas and other delectable homemade treats.
The most important (and smart!) advice Tremblay and Caron-Bossé have for new entrepreneurs? Take the time to write a business plan. Not only will a written business plan allow you to clearly see your business concept, but it will also help you keep your feet on the ground and provide a complete analysis of everything that needs to be considered (the market, the competition, the prices, etc.).
Tremblay and Caron-Bossé also mention that being entrepreneurs allow them to find a work/life balance. As parents of two children, people tend to believe that entrepreneurs with young kids are less inclined to succeed, but this is quite the contrary for this entrepreneurial couple. Tremblay and Caron-Bossé are determined to thrive in order to offer a good quality of life to their family. They properly target their actions by working efficiently – they put in the effort and time necessary at work for success, but also hire employees to ensure the company runs smoothly and to maintain a healthy work/life balance.