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Entrepreneurial success is a source of concern for anyone who decides to go into business. There is no magic recipe out there but rather a series of key steps to ensure a successful business. One entrepreneur shares with you how she got started and what helped her achieve business success.
"People often say that I must have had a lot of money to start my business. Not true! Instead, I had determination, some good contacts and a lot of free time."
Myriam Minville knows that in business, there's no one-size-fits-all model that works every time. After her first business failed, she had to get back in the game. Now, at age 21, she's the co-owner of Innovapub, a thriving young business that specializes in advertising, corporate and event videos.
Motivated by the desire to live out her dreams, this young woman decided in 2012 to change career paths and become her own boss. During her business program at the Centre de formation professionnelle Paul-Émile-Dufresne, one of Myriam's professors suggested she look into community organizations that provide assistance for entrepreneurs. "My mentor's advice led me to the Société Communautaire Lavalloise d'Emprunt (SOCLE). From there, I discovered that the Caisse Desjardins de l'Ouest de Laval, in collaboration with SOCLE, could give me the financing and guidance I needed to make my plans a reality."
Desjardins Microcredit to Businesses (DMB): a program that encourages entrepreneurship in our communities
Myriam belongs to the 46.3%[i] of Quebec entrepreneurs who have requested assistance from public organizations to maximize their chances for success.
Desjardins Microcredit to Businesses is one example of the support that can be provided for lasting job creation and local community development. This program is offered by Desjardins in collaboration with the loan funds and lending circles of the Réseau Québécois de crédit communautaire, and is intended for adults that don't qualify for traditional financing. In addition to supporting self-employed workers and entrepreneurs who are learning their trade, DMB offers financing products that reflect the financial realities of their beneficiaries.
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