“My mentor, Dan Crook, is fantastic! He is a trusted adviser in all topics and he is always there when we need his advice. With 40 plus years of experience and leadership in the IT industry, he has a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge.”Alexey Saltykov InsurEye Inc.
“A mentor is a guide. Every human being has some quality or qualities that make them special. It is with this knowledge and cultivation that they can acquire the self-knowledge and self-confidence to succeed. A little of your guidance and time can go a long way. ”
“It’s all about surrounding yourself with good people. That is one of the most valuable assets you can have. Your idea may be great, but it is very seldom that your idea alone can take you to the top. You need to have the right people who share the same vision. Once that is accomplished, the rest will start to fall into place.”Ryan MacGregor SweetSeat
“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.
“Seeking out support services like Futurpreneur or family and friends I believe is key. Having resources to assist you is probably the most important part of taking that first initial leap. Not only will you need help in the first stages ie. business planning, financial support, but having a support network to discuss ideas or get advice from is crucial. ”Lee Buckland Toneland Studio
“Take the risk, measure the potential. Surround yourself with mentors, talk about your ideas with the right people (protect your ideas as well), read books to better yourselves or (even better) talk with seasoned entrepreneurs to overcome your obstacles... behind every obstacle, there is a chance to innovate and impress your clients!”Frédéric Leduc, Jean-François Larrivée and Simon Gaudreau Immune Biosolutions
“Chances are, for the first five years in a business you’ll work for love and not money. So be ready to give more than you think you had, make less than you think you’re worth, and learn from your mistakes.”Roslyn Bergen and Victoria Etherington The Sweet Side
“As a new business, I don't think you can ever have enough experienced people there to help you. Having Linda Daley as a mentor was great because she provided a fresh perspective and vital business experience.”Lisa Donaldson Fiddleheads Kids Shop Inc.