Brenda Chalifoux started EVE PAY+ in 2020, combining both her passion for helping others and working with numbers. EVE PAY+ provides payroll services to small-medium-sized businesses and offers tax preparation for taxpayers and sole-proprietors as well as bookkeeping services. Although demand has fluctuated throughout the pandemic, things are moving quickly and in an exciting direction. After seeing some contracts come to an end, business has started to flourish again as many new businesses have been created throughout the past year that are now in need of her services. As business continues to grow, Brenda has already hired her first employee to help her keep up.
I was so scared to start my own business that I waited a long time before taking the first step. I really wish I would have started this journey at least 10 years ago. Now that I am on the path, I know now that I was ready. In fact, I now have two businesses! Here’s a secret between you and I: I think I am becoming a serial entrepreneur.
We connected with Brenda earlier this month to ask her a few questions about her business, her journey in entrepreneurship, and her experience as an Indigenous entrepreneur in Alberta.