For Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) this week, we have teamed up with Amway Canada to send three ambassadors across the country to report live from the road as they visit Canadian entrepreneurs, small businesses, community partners in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, and attend GEW events. Yesterday Cierra was on the road in Terrace, British Columbia for the day. Here is a recap of her day and some of the ‘ah-ha’ moments she had along the way.

As Cierra kicked off her day in Terrace, we thought it be important that she sat down with Katy Carr, Community Coordinator of ThriveNorth. ThriveNorth is an initiative to enhance entrepreneurship opportunities and empower youth in the Northwest region of British Columbia. They enjoyed a beverage and chat at Elephants Ear, a local café.

After learning more about the ThriveNorth initiative, Cierra was off to visit some local entrepreneurs.

Her first stop was Transcend Fitness, the winners of the Best Growth Opportunity category in the ThriveNorth Business Challenge held earlier this year.

After her visit at Transcend, she headed to Ye Olde Chop Bloc, a local barbershop, Gloss, and Peoples Pharmacy, which was the runner-up in the Best Growth Opportunity category in the ThriveNorth Business Challenge.

Cierra ended her entrepreneur visits with a session with the only music therapist in the community, Anette Rolleman.

Before heading to her next stop on her adventure, she had lunch at Ninja Sushi and jetted off to the airport to head to Vancouver. You can follow her adventures today (November 15th) at @FuturpreneurBC on Twitter.

Cierra’s Key Takeaways from Terrace:

The community of Terrace is very small but the people that are running their own businesses are hardworking, driven, movers and shakers. Some of the entrepreneurs have children and are able to manage their time accordingly, this was inspiring to see.

The Terrace community is thriving. They have a lot of young people there that have a vision for the town and making changes which is incredible. I loved how passionate everyone I met was. Everyone was full of positivity and spirit.

All the entrepreneurs saw a need in their community so they started a business to fill that gap. They are all busy and doing so well.

One Lesson from her Day:

“I learned that you have to be focused and passionate but most of all dedicated. Oh and I thought I was busy… yet I don’t have a baby. These entrepreneurs that are also moms are powerhouses.”

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