The Profile of an Entrepreneur in Sooke

You have been invited to participate on our entrepreneur pages. We will take the information you provide here and then write up a question-and-answer type article. The idea is to inspire other entrepreneurs, to provide indirect mentorship to others who are entertaining the prospect of becoming an entrepreneur. We cannot tell you exactly when the feature will run, but we will send you a link when we publish it. Also, we'll be in touch for photos. Or, you can send them to us, publisher@sooke.pocketnews.ca ... Thank you for taking the time to complete this questionnaire! Sincerely, Britt Santowski.

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* 1. Address

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* 2. Short description of the products and/or services your business provides. Include How long have you been in business.

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* 3. When did you first know that you wanted to be self employed? Are you an entrepreneur by choice or by necessity?

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* 4. What support systems did you have in place when you started? Friends, family, business networks, mastermind groups, etc. What was the one thing you could not have done without when you got started?

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* 5. If you were to advise other potential entrepreneurs, what is the ONE thing they should always do when they first get started? What is the ONE thing they should NOT do?

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* 6. What keeps you motivated? What keeps you working at your businesses? What are the biggest rewards and the worst challenges? What could you do without?

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* 7. Looking back, knowing what you now know, what would you have done differently? Would you do it again?

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* 8. At what point should an entrepreneur take the "leap of faith" and start up their business?

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* 9. Any financial management advice or tips you'd like to offer?

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* 10. Anything else you would like to add? Include URLs, Facebook links, etc, plus anything we didn't cover above and you want to have included. LASTLY please email a personal photo to publisher@sooke.pocketnews.ca

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