I love Alberta. I love Albertans even more. Our province is home to some of the most incredible and breath-taking experiences, the world over, and yet there are thousands more struggling to move from the idea stage into tangible businesses, products and events.
This book will be Alberta-specific in its approach and advice; having been there myself with restaurant and rural tour businesses and learning from the inside out the most efficient ways to tackle provincial and municipal government regulations, I have a wealth of experience to share with aspiring entrepreneurs.
The book will not only include 'how to' advice but the story of how Fifendekel began around the kitchen table, how Chicks n Chaps line of condiments got their start and why Cougars on the Prowl is not only a great adventure but an economic windfall for our rural areas.
There are so many ideas that never make it beyond the dream stage. I'm sure you have one. Sometimes just a push is needed to move that idea forward, sometimes a guiding hand and sometimes we need to be inspired by the stories of others.
When I was young and walked to school, no, not uphill both ways, but it was often cold I wished someone would invent furnaces for my shoes. Battery operated socks would have done. Anyone remembering vacuuming a house an wishing it could vacuum itself? Voila, a roombot. Someone took an idea many people wished for and they made it happen.
You will find the rewards in the campaign are also the result of an idea gone real. The handbags are from Guatemala and are the result of a trip two women from Leduc took to the country. Recycling the amazing handiwork of the Guatemalan women led to these unique handbags. That's just one of the stories. There are so many ideas waiting to become much more than a dream.
With your help, I hope to get my book published and in the public domain so that more Albertans can live their passions.