Becoming and entrepreneur-from X to A. You might be saying “Don’t you mean from A to X?” well not for Richard Kays. This past summer while I was in Prince Edward Island, I met Richard. He is the owner of the Avonlea Bookstore in Summerside. Avonlea is a great used bookstore 2 minutes from the ocean. Richard used to work for Xerox, but after a few years he realized that he wanted to do something for himself. The Avonlea bookstore was for sale and the rest they say, is history.
Richard became an entrepreneur from X to A!
“You don’t do it for the money” Richard says. Before he bought it he spoke with a number of other book store owners and really liked what he saw and heard. He found a business that met his professional and lifestyle needs and he has been running a successful business for a number of years. The important part is that it was the right move and it has been great for him and his family. Summerside is a beautiful small town on PEI that is close enough to everything on the Island, yet small enough to be self contained and have a great quality of life.
Sounds nice doesn’t it? Maybe being a business owner is right for you too. If you are thinking of going this direction, you need to start with these three questions:
!. Are you an entrepreneur?
2. What are the best options for you and your family?
3. What steps do you need to take to start?
Becoming an entrepreneur is not for everyone, but if you want to find out if it is right for you, or if you are sure and you are ready to make the transition we have a program to get you started.