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Scott’s House Call: Georgie

Georgie has taken a huge step. She’s quit her long time job and is ready to pursue her life’s dream – opening her own bakery. She’s got the talent and the baking experience, but she’s less than confident about the business side of things. She’s looking for advice and encouragement from a successful business owner who can guide her through the necessary steps. Enter Scott McGillivray.

As a self-made owner of several businesses, Scott was able to share some of his knowledge with Georgie. Here are his key takeaways.

Resources:

The E-Myth – There’s no shortage of books on the market teaching people how to start their own businesses. The E-Myth is one of the best, and it’s one that every aspiring entrepreneur should read.

CIBC Start Strong Planning Guide – This online guide is full of resources and worksheets that will help you to draw a roadmap for your business and get you off on the right foot.

Scott’s Top 5 Tips for Starting a Business – Don’t be fooled. There are far more than 5 things you need to do to start a business, but these 5 tips will get you on your way.

Scott’s Top 5 Motivational Books – One of the hardest things about starting a business is staying motivated through the tough times. When you need a little boost, check out one of these motivational books.

 

Scott’s Last Word…

“Starting your own business is a great way to take control of your future, but it’s not easy and it’s not for everyone. Georgie’s already jumped in head first by quitting her job and she has some great ideas. But most importantly she has no illusions that it will be a piece of cake. She’s willing to do what it takes, and that’s what makes a really great business owner. I think Georgie has a great recipe for success. Now all she has to do is see it through.”

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