“Go for it! Now is the time to try; when you have the energy, the motivation, less responsibility; and if not now, then when? ”Andrew White CHAR Technologies
“Stephen, my Futurpreneur Canada mentor, has kept me accountable from the start. I was planning to invest a large sum of money into the development of a piece of software and Stephen encouraged me to test it thoroughly first. Through testing we realized it was not right for our business. Stephen saved what could have been a large cost for the business.”Robb Price DeliverGood.org
“Looking back on my first start-up venture, I wish I had the chance to integrate with other entrepreneurs and build an entrepreneurial community earlier. I can’t say enough about surrounding yourself with support. Having people around you who are going through the same thing is critical to survive the rollercoaster of start-up life.”Chris Johnson Permission Click Inc.
“Success is not easy. Success takes time. Come prepared for the long haul. You can not do it alone, so make sure to have a good network of people around you and your business.”JP Desjardins Wallrus
“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. ”
“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.
“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.
“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