“I was 100 per cent against mentoring before. I didn’t believe in it at all,” admits Jean Agenor, founder and CEO of Waxdale Ecosystem. The reason was simple: he was uncertain whether people’s experiences were relatable. What does Jean think about mentorship now?
Entrepreneurs are a special kind of people. They see an opportunity and seize it. They are innovative and unafraid to take risks. What skills do they need to succeed? Many people think it only takes a great idea and some determination, but that’s only part of the story. In order to be successful, entrepreneurs need a variety of skills to manage a business effectively.
You may not remember the first time you were mentored, wobbling and taking those very first steps into your mother’s arms. You might not recall that feeling of security or warmth that enveloped you. You gained confidence in your abilities! As you got older, others mentored you, your teachers, softball coach, dance teacher, hockey coach – they all wanted to transfer their knowledge to help you enhance your knowledge and skills.
Lola established It’s Souper in 2018 to help African immigrants access their food culture. In this article, Lola talks about her journey from IT to entrepreneurship, the challenges she faced and what helped her overcome them. She also shared some insightful advise to help immigrants looking to start their business.