How To Start Your Canadian Side Hustle Business

 I believe it is important to explore the lens of female entrepreneurs who share with us their stories and deep dives into their Canadian Side Hustle journey. I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing a guest in my neck of the woods – Suzanne Tucker from Saint John, New Brunswick, a long time connection I met during my university days in the MBA Program at the University of New Brunswick.  

Suzanne juggles many hats from Professor, Entrepreneur, Author and also finds the time to take care of herself through exercising, eating healthy and staying positive. Given her multi-dimensional expertise, our discussion focused on her experience growing her Canadian Side Hustle Business through the lens of an Accountant. 

Question:  When you put on your Accountant hat, what advice do you have for single moms, individuals and conventional families who are trying to ascertain whether or not to jump head first in their Canadian Side Hustle Business?

For sure, it is important to save time and find Founders who have established a Canadian Side Hustle business and learn how to do it from them. Decide on your business structure early and bring on outside expertise as needed.  To grow your business, be sure to network with organizations in your community and identify who to connect with early. Highlight your skills and expertise and  be prepared to build your reputation by providing good quality work to your clients.  Most importantly become ruthless planners with your time and resources. 

Question: At what stage in your Canadian Side Hustle Business should you start thinking about bringing in an Accountant?

Putting on her Accountant hat, Suzanne shared that once you start generating an income of $20K to $30K this is the real trigger to seriously consider bringing in an Accountant to do your books. This will save you time and money, as well ,you have the assurance of an expert providing you with good advice especially if this is not your background. It is important to focus on what you do best!

This is definitely a burning question for most entrepreneurs starting off, so without giving too much away,  listen to this epic conversation with Suzanne Tucker. There are some great golden nuggets which will get you on the track to start thinking of how you structure your business as well as when to engage outside expertise and so much more including: managing your financial habits; importance of time allocation and all that jazz that make our lives exciting!


The Canadian Side Hustle Business Podcast with Producer and Host Irenia Roussel,  was designed for you to give you the inspiration and tactical advice you need to succeed in business. There will be no sugar coating on the hard steps.   You will  need to hear this to help you  stay in the long game. Believe me when I say : “you need to have staying power to be successful in business today.”

Every week, we will bring you some key tactical business insights to help you grow and scale your Canadian Side Hustle Business. Feel free to send in a direct message with your feedback. Your feedback is important to us because this is how we can make this even more relevant as we build this platform for you!  To have your questions and stories featured in future episodes, send an email to Recommend a cool speaker whose story should be shared!

We hope you find your new vibes in this new super normal in 2021! All interviews are conducted remotely by host, Irenia Roussel. Feel free to follow us on facebook , twitter  and  instagram

Author: Irenia Roussel

Irenia is a dynamic business development executive who has been working closely growth oriented entrepreneurs for over fifteen years. She enjoys working one on one with clients to build their capacity as they start, grow and scale their businesses as well as connecting them to the right resources. She is also the Host and Executive Producer of Livewithirenia Stories and the Canadian Side Hustle and Business. These audio podcasts feature dynamic individuals who are not afraid to share their stories to give you the energy you need as you move along your epic life journey. You will discover amazing stories of dynamic individuals, practical tips for business and career development. Irenia is on a mission to inspire dynamic leaders to make seamless pivots in their life journey with confidence.

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