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Beware of creditors… more than debts! Part 1

Financing a business is one if not the main concern of most companies, and for good reason. Bad choices at the start-up phase can have an impact on the whole life of your business, whether long or short! If there are mistakes that can and should be avoided, others will inevitably happen. This is a complex subject and you will see how many issues are involved when reading the story of my experience. This will give you an idea of the errors you should avoid, as well as some tips and warnings that will be useful for optimal and sustainable business financing....

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An entrepreneur can have 9 lives… if he knows how to land on his feet!

In the professional path of an entrepreneur, several obstacles may arise, and sometimes they can be pretty imposing. These will test our ability to overcome adversity, they will develop our resilience and really put our team to the test. They are make-or-break situations. And as everything happens at the same time in life, when you do encounter this great obstacle, if you happen to be in the process of renovating your facilities and you happen to be pregnant, it does not make things easier, let me tell you! Here is an experience that sums up perfectly the fact that the worst scenarios can still have a happy ending...

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You want to please everyone? Part 1

When I started my entrepreneurial adventure, I wanted to please everyone, I felt vulnerable and I was sorely lacking in self-confidence. I jeopardized my business and personal relationships on several occasions, and most importantly, I lost a lot of time and money! You don’t like to disappoint and want to please everyone? You must know that you risk losing more than you will earn. Here’s a little feedback on my experience, notions that you won’t learn in an entrepreneurship class....

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The adventures of an entrepreneur who wanted to become a mom…

Geneviève Gagnon Fourmi Bionique

In 2004, when I started my business, I attended many roundtable discussions of women entrepreneurs, many of whom also had children. I wondered how they managed to jungle motherhood and running a business. As for me, I was alone juggling all the functions in my company: from business development to accounting, through production, administration, delivery, marketing, etc. In addition, my financial situation was precarious and I did not take a salary from my company for several years. I was simply not able to imagine myself taking care of a small family at the same time....

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