Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in business development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Pascale Hansen, Co-Founder and CEO of Zada, located in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Zada is a business advisory firm servicing business owners in the US and Canada with free funding, business education, personal financial planning, and insurance products.
Tell us about yourself
Zada was founded with a desire to do things with a unique approach in the advisory space. Our goal is always to build long-term relationships with our clients. We never push products and lead with education because once you understand the "why" behind a strategy, the execution becomes seamless.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
My biggest accomplishment as a business owner is the large network of like-minded business people that I have been able to create.
What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?
When you're a business owner, your business is your "baby," so it's hard not to think about it 24/7.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Create a business plan and triple your expected startup costs.
- Put your self-care and family's well-being before the needs of the business.
- Dream big and have fun!
Where can people find you and your business?
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