My name is Jasmer. I have a B.A. degree from Guru Nanak University in India. My subjects were English, economics, political science, and Punjabi. I moved from India to Grande Prairie in 1976. I want to start my own business because, from childhood, I always wished to have my own business and help people. I want to be my own boss and not have to answer to others. I want to take responsibility and become independent. I want to use my own creative and innovative ideas in my business. [Ready to Launch] has helped me gain confidence, taught me business English vocabulary, the steps of starting my own business, how to do market research, arrange finances, about products/services/customers, how important it is to pay taxes on time, and how important it is to network with business associations and attend other business events to expand my knowledge. I’ve learned that I will need to spend at least 25% of my own money to start my business. I plan to start a business partnership with a friend. We will test the bistro business market, make a business plan, secure funding, brainstorm ideas, and build a great team.