How many times you have a fantastic idea and you are scratching you head thinking where am I going to get the money build this? How long have you been bootstrapping and you just want to scale your business? There are so many great resources to tap into your neck of the woods and I am happy you landed here to get your inspiration.
I am super excited to launch Season Three of the Canadian Side Hustle and Business Podcast. This is the Spring segment and let me tell you, I have so many awesome Entrepreneurs and Leaders to bring your way. With the 2022 Canadian Tour, West Coast meets East Coast, I am starting with the dynamic duo, Brianna Blaney and Aria Hahn, Co-Founders of Pocketed living in British Colombia, Canada. They are Serial Entrepreneurs on a mission I think you can resonate with as a new or established entrepreneur.
Listen here to the first part of their story and mission, how their idea came to fruition and what they did to convince investors to show them the money!
Three Big Golden Nuggets
In this episode Brianna’s golden nuggets bubbled to the top:
- Before going for your money raise be sure to achieve product market fit in order to set yourself up for success to scale your business;
- Consider bringing diverse individuals into your investor circle including a combination of Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists with business experience; and most importantly
- Tap into your network to find smart strategic investors/supporters who share your company’s vision and who want to build the business alongside you as well as be equally accountable.
I hope you got tickled by how Brianna and Aria met and had a big belly laugh like I did while listening to this first part of their story. I love interviewing amazing people from across Canada because I learn so much. Thank you so much Brianna and Aria for giving me a glimpse in your entrepreneurial journey. I am super grateful to have connected with you. Wishing you the best as you continue to build your business.
Other ways this episode:
To continue the conversation with Pocketed Co-Founders Brianna and Aria and to find out more about their services, head to the Pocketed website here.
There are a wide variety of free resources available in each Province, a great place to start to generate access to information is using the Canada Business App. This is my go to resource when I want to find out what’s available across Canada. I will be building up a list of cool resources which I enjoy over this season to give you an idea of what are my go-to-places to build my business development knowledge.
Supporting Local – Irenia’s Corner Picks!
In my neck of the woods in New Brunswick, Canada you can find a variety of awesome food to snack on while you listen to my audio podcast. I enjoy munching on awesome local Wild Blueberries while curating and editing the shows. One of my old time favorites is Tuddenham Farms tasty Wild Blueberries. Try them out and let me know what you think.
My call to action back to you – Pay It Forward!
A friend need to hear this first episode, take a moment to provide them with the positive conversational blessing they have been waiting for to kickstart their career/entrepreneurial journey. We all know that stories inspire people therefore stay locked into this dial and join the Livewithireniacommunity to get more stories like this by sending me a private message here. Join the fun as well and pitch yourself to come into the Spotlight on the Canadian Side Hustle and Business Podcast. I am accepting pitches until May 31st, 2022 for Season Three. Let us collectively spread this knowledge across Canada and around the World.
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- Rate the podcast from a range of 1 to 5 stars, with 5 being the best;
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Another option is to send me a direct message via my website if you prefer, link here. Listeners, next week’s episode will continue with part two of Brianna’s and Aria’s entrepreneurial story. Until next time, Listeners, I hope you find your new vibe in 2022!