5. What challenges has your business had to overcome?
The biggest challenge I’ve had to face as a business owner is starting a business in a foreign country where I didn’t speak much of the language. Starting a business is hard on its own, but not knowing the language made every aspect of starting a business even more challenging.
6. When did you first come to Business Link? Why?
We first came to Business Link in 2008, our family came back to Edmonton from Japan in 2007. This time I was starting a business with 15 years of experience so I understood different areas that I would need help with, rather than doing it the hard way, I wanted to do it the smart way. I discovered Business Link and went to see Jean-Jacques. Right away he was able to answer my questions, no matter what it was, and point me in the right direction.
7. How has Business Link helped you over the years? What kind of support did you receive?
During the first few years, I got all the support I needed from the Business Link and partners of Business Link. Rather than trying to learn it on my own as I had with my first business, I was able to make a much more informed decision as an entrepreneur based on the support from Business Link.