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Waste not, want not: Mom’s wisdom endures for entrepreneurs

My Startup

Ever since I can remember, I’ve always been interested in business. In my own way, I understood what it meant to have an idea, understand your target market, obtain resources to create a product, and ultimately, sell it for a profit.

My mother had her own hair salon in Guatemala. She understood how to run her small business, from operations to suppliers to customer service– the whole picture. When we moved to Canada, she worked at a mannequin factory when I was younger. My mother had access to many fabrics and materials that were considered waste. The employer encouraged their employees to take the waste, as it could be used for many things around the house, but not enough for the business requirements.

At the time, my local community center had many young people who were interested in pocket change purses/wallets and throw pillows for their bedrooms. Since I had…

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