“Always listen to your own voice. It’s okay to doubt and have fear, but what’s the worst that can happen? If I had the chance to do it again, I wouldn’t wait so long before doing my first pitch. The more you do it, the better you become and people love to give feedback – it’s the most valuable data an entrepreneur can get for their business model.”Etienne Crevier BiogeniQ
“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.
“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.
“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
“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
“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
“The days that I have mentored (Janine) have turned out to be a gift, because I am able to be part of the positive process of creating her dream. (Mentoring) is a reciprocally beneficial experience. Both parties will undoubtedly grow from the experience. ”
“A mentor can help firstly by understanding and examining goals, and by making sure they are the right goals for the business, then by suggesting way that could help the entrepreneur reach those goals. What are all our years of experience worth if we can’t make use of them and pass some of what we have learned on to the next generation?”