“In my life, I’ve been given two pieces of advice that have inspired me as an entrepreneur: 1 – Do something you love. It is so much easier doing something you are passionate about. When you love your work, you do not feel like you are working anymore. 2 – You will always get an average result if you have an average goal. When your goals are sky high, people get the most creative and the results are amazing. ”David Boudreault & Olivier Carbonneau Ratomic Lab (CycleMap)
“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.
“Over the course of two years with my mentor, I got through doubts and obstacles in my business, as well as early motherhood and the development of a non-profit organization. I’ve learned to make better decisions and defend my position on issues. I am also better at accepting consequences of the decisions that I make. ”Roxanne Tétreault Esprits Libres Communications
“It is so rewarding to help someone succeed. If you have helped someone at work become a better employee, then you have mentored someone. It takes very little time and the knowledge you have is important to the protege.”Al Norman
“My mentor, Ryan Henry, helped me stay focused on my goals. Since I can be very ambitious as a day dreamer, sometimes a reality check helps. Discussing my business vision and strategic goals with an active listener helped set realistic goals to achieve them.”Jean Carrière 3D Energy Limited
“I have benefited greatly from the support I received from my Futurpreneur Canada mentor John Craig. He has been an invaluable resource for my business and a sounding board for any ideas. I really feel that he understands my business and gives me great insight into the path to success.”Mike Booth Massage Athletica
“Don’t go into creating your own business alone when there are so many resources out there to help you. Also, be open to negative feedback, as this is the easiest way to fix a potential problem with your business that you may not have noticed before.”Cindy Tran Sweet Petite Confectioner
“The number one thing I wish I would have known before launching our business was just how much support there is for entrepreneurs, especially in Manitoba. Business owners are always willing to offer guidance and advice when asked, and organizations such as Futurpreneur can connect you with the resources you need to succeed. - Andrew Parkes”Alex Ethans, Andrew Parkes & Maciek Hunek Eph Apparel Inc.