Hannah Pazderka

Edmonton, Canada

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Hannah Pazderka
Posted over 3 years ago
What advice can we offer to aspiring entrepreneurs?
Yes and no. I have definitely seen situations where CEOs get so set on an idea that they refuse to budge from that course, to the detriment of the company. Is there a way to get some perspective, to see if it's still something that the market is asking for? And what is your own gut feeling; don't ignore it.
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Hannah Pazderka
Posted over 3 years ago
What advice can we offer to aspiring entrepreneurs?
Wow - what an amazing and ambitious idea! What kind of location were you thinking - rural retreat, or in the heart of the city? (Just trying to get the picture in my head.) One advantage of the non-profit route is that there are - at least here in Canada - many government supported grants that would not be available to you going the other way. It may also make people feel more comfortable seeing that you are doing something without a 'profit motive'. On the other hand - if it really does go over gangbusters, it would be nice to benefit... ;)
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Hannah Pazderka
Posted over 3 years ago
What advice can we offer to aspiring entrepreneurs?
Good to remember, Robin. It's easy to start looking at it like a black hole with no end in site. You're right; it's important to remember there are always options. ...I think it's tough, though, as you get older - because there seem to be fewer. The money doesn't just support me now; it has to support my family. My parents have both passed away, so that safety net is gone. I keep thinking, had I set out to do this at 24, everyone would have cheered me on. Right now, they just look at me cross-eyed and say, "Are you sure you want to do that?"
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Hannah Pazderka
Posted over 3 years ago
What advice can we offer to aspiring entrepreneurs?
Thanks so much for replying. Aside from the money (which is a factor) - I guess it's fear of starting over, of having to remake myself, of losing the status I have been working so long to gain. And of failing in my chosen profession; of having to come crawling back...
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Hannah Pazderka
Posted over 3 years ago
What advice can we offer to aspiring entrepreneurs?
My question: How do you pull yourself out of a conventional job - which is secure and paying the bills - and find the courage to strike out on your own? ...I know what I want to do, I have passion, I've written a business plan, I've gotten some education so I have ideas of how to get there. But the idea of actually cutting the cord is terrifying.