My message is simple: I want you to DARE!
DARE to dream about “impossible” goals for your business.
DARE to ask questions about things or steps you might not think you are “ready” for right away. Knowledge is power! You will be prepared when the time is right, and you might even be surprised to learn that the timing is already right.
DARE to apply for that grant; yes, even that loan, you know your business needs to scale. They say you need money to make money! Dare to dive into your numbers and your cash flow projections and come up with a clear ask.
DARE to take on this new “big” client even if it may be your first.
DARE to ask for help! Entrepreneurs have a tendency to want to take on everything on their own and figure it out along the way, but there is so much you can gain by asking for the help you need. Always surround yourself with the right people, talent, advisors, mentors etc.
DARE to accept that you might fail at certain things but remain confident that everything is a learning opportunity that will take you to new heights no matter how low you feel.
The road to success is not linear, clear, or simple.
You got this!
Director of Futurpreneur’s Black Entrepreneur Startup Program
Mona-Lisa is the Director of Futurpreneur’s Black Entrepreneur Startup Program. A lawyer by trade, she also gained experience in entrepreneurship, human resources, and economic development through her diverse career. Very involved in her community, she served as the President of the Women’s Young Chamber of Commerce of Québec for the past two years and continues to sit on multiple other boards.