Entrepreneurship: A person who organizes, operates, and assumes the risk for a business venture.

Is this for you?

A note from Nancy Griffiths (Formerly at SEED - Self Employment and Entrepreneurship Development):

“I can’t find a job so I’ll start a business.” Have you heard people say that? They realize pretty quickly that self-employment is an easy path. For the right person it can be amazing and fulfilling. The secret to success? I have to tell you that I don’t know it - but there are some things you can do to improve your chances:

Choose a business idea that you are passionate about – could you see spending every waking moment with that business?
Decide how you define success. Freedom? Pursuing dreams? Your call.
If you have a disability – how will you plan your business around your needs? Is it possible? Who can help you?
Make sure you have a strong circle of supports – friends, family; mentors will make a huge difference.
hink about the reality of the business – are you prepared to do what it really takes? Is there a demand for your business idea?
Look at your lifestyle and your needs – do they fit with your small business idea? Be realistic and open-minded.

Self-employment is not for everyone and many people look at the option and decide “No”. To me, that is also success - People making good solid decisions about their future and choosing what’s right for them.

Is self-employment in your future?

  • Entrepreneurship as a Career Option

    Various countries are launching new initiatives to boost entrepreneurship education within their traditional institutions.
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    Exploring and evaluating yourself to see if you would be a successful entrepreneur.
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  • Maze Master

    A self employment site to assist you.
  • SEDI

    The resource segment of the SEDI website (Social and Enterprise Development Innovations from Toronto) is a goldmine of information for tools and websites about self employment.
  • The Canada Business Network

    Government Services for Entrepreneurs' goal is to provide your business with the resources it needs to grow and prosper, including a wide range of information on government services, programs and regulations.
  • The London Small Business Centre

    This is a great place to start.
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