I could not have built my bakery to where it is today (and to where I want to take it) without a lot of help. Life is about helping each other. I’ve had assistance from TeamWork Cooperative – they provided funding for wonderful Jennie to work with me and train me. She is a professional chef and I have learned SO much from her. She’s wonderful.
Autism Nova Scotia has helped me with their support from the very start and with the Ready, Willing and Able program. It is a program devoted to finding meaningful employment for people with challenges like autism. I came to them not wanting to find a job but wanting to be an entrepreneur and they stepped in and supported me unconditionally. Their program thinks outside the box and they were willing to step even farther outside the box to support me. The group Entrepreneurs with Disabilities awarded me their Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year award, so they applaud my potential and support me.
There is a wonderful group at Saint Mary’s University called Enactus. They are a group of business students devoted to helping entrepreneurs like me get organized and move ahead. They have been an incredible help in setting up the business side of my venture. My Mum and Dad are my dishwashers, drivers, organizers and, I guess, my best supporters. Thank you to everyone who is encouraging me on my baking adventure. Ith gu leoir!”