“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
“My biggest advice would be to deeply evaluate what you want to accomplish as an entrepreneur before starting. You’ll face many difficult times and that’s the only way to keep going. Be passionate about what you’re doing. Join different networks and talk about your idea with as many people as possible. You need to go outside yourself and challenge your idea! And most importantly, take your time. I feel that when you have money, you’ll go faster but then your idea does not have enough time to evolve.”Ludiwine Clouzot Ecoloodi
“My mentor, Wayne Chiu, is an inspiration to me because of his desire to give back to the community. He is a true businessman with a talent to lead and direct. Through his wealth of experience and wisdom which he has obtained through persistence and hard work, he gives distinctive advice to help me move forward.”Christopher Joseph McLaren Fine Line Homes Ltd.
“Connect with the right group of people who will see entrepreneurship as a positive thing. Don’t second guess yourself. Most the time you know the answer, just afraid to act on it.”Lily Tse Think Dirty Inc.
“Be ready, it is a lot of work. You must have a complementary team and a lot of respect must exist between partners to overcome challenges and occasional disputes. You will all be tested, so make sure you find the right partners! It takes a lot longer than you think to accomplish your objectives and meet your goals.”Denis Bastien & Pierre Blanchet Idénergie Inc.
“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!”
“My mentor was very instrumental during the entire start-up process of my business. All the advice and coaching he provided helped improve my entrepreneurial skills during the most crucial moments.”Ernesto Medina Jordan QSQ Giclée Boutique Inc.
“My mentor, Joan, has made me feel like she is really in my corner. Her experience has strengthened my confidence in my ability to follow my passion and make it a success. I can’t wait to see how our relationship continues to develop.”Hillery Taylor Nest Family Centre
“Participation in the Futurpreneur Canada mentorship program has given me a great sense of pride and inspiration. To see how George’s hard work and determination have paid off has been really rewarding for me. I know that he will continue to do great things in his life and career and I am proud to have played a small part in his success.”