Well, Bop and I finished our three months of school and now the rubber hits the road, as they say.
We have taken three months of self-employment training, sponsored by the Provincial and Federal Government, geared toward “older workers”. We both went into the training with ideas of what kind of business we wanted to start. Bop finished the way he started, with his wood. He now has a business from his hobby of working with reclaimed wood. Be sure to drop by Bop’s and see the wonderful things he makes from pallets.
My idea morphed several times and finally settled on my art and watercolour painting. I also have the opportunity to continue with the support offered by KES, Kootenay Employment Services and Community Futures. They approved my business plan and I now have a contract that will provide me with basic living expenses and support for my business for the next 38 weeks. Stay tuned for more details as I get this rocket under way.
It’s exciting to run with your passion!
In every success story, you will find someone who has made a courageous decision.
Peter F. Drucker