Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Robert Bruski, Co-Founder and CEO of Ctrl V, located in Waterloo, ON, Canada.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Ctrl V is a virtual reality arcade. This is a physical brick-and-mortar facility where customers can come and experience virtual reality. Our range of customers is anyone from kids looking to host a birthday party, to young adults looking to play some shooter games, to senior citizens looking to swim with whales in VR, all the way to schools desiring educational enrichment programs, and even puzzle fanatics that would like experience unique VR escape rooms.
Tell us about yourself
Having studied economics and working in the financial industry, my passion is business in all forms. The creation of business, the scaling, and growth of businesses, the expansion of business to new and future entrepreneurs, all the way to the art of the deal. Ctrl V was a business started by my co-founders and myself in an effort to bring new and pioneering technology to communities all around the world, all while building up entrepreneurs through franchising.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
The biggest business accomplishment as a business owner has, for sure, been surviving through the COVID-19 pandemic.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
One of the hardest things that come with being a business owner is the amount of grit and moxie that goes into becoming successful. Business is not something that is easy and has guaranteed profits tied to simply having an idea. Being a business owner requires endless resilience and continuous efforts.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Work hard and never give up.
- Surround yourself with the right people that fit your core values and are smarter than you.
- Continue your personal growth (as a business owner and as an individual) - have humility and continue to learn.
Where can people find you and your business?
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