I gave a 2 hour speech to a group of people age 45 + about entrepreneurism in New Westminster, a suburb of Vancouver, Friday morning. It was really neat to see people, many younger than me, embarking on a new quest; well mainly a new chapter in their lives.
The group were people not currently working and I was there to give them another option; that of being an entrepreneur. Many who know me know that I hate the term self employment because creating a job for yourself is kind of sad. Creating a business where you work on it not in it is exciting.
I think my presentation went over well. When I give my lectures I like to inspire people to consider taking a passion and making a business of it.
Friday afternoon I was asked to give a lecture on Doing Business in Canada to a group of immigrants who wanted to be self employed. These folks were a delight because I think the immigrant spirit is alive and well in Canada like the pioneers going to the Wild West in the 1800’s seeking to establish a business against incredible odds.
They were not a large group but very tuned in to learning about business in Canada, cultural differentiations and the regulations and how financing works in Canada. They absorbed the 2 hours like a sponge and their appreciation made me end my week on a high note.
I know some of these people were professionals in their own country and like a previous post I mentioned how many immigrants are underemployed. When a door closes a window opens. These folks were so enthusiastic they inspired me.
I’m finding these lectures are very satisfying, hey maybe there’s a career in this!