"The freedom that owning my own business has given me is to often NOT have any freedom. I work long hours, sometimes seven days a week. But it's my choice so I love it."
There are approximately 2.5 million self-employed Canadians.
Carignan describes herself as independent and a bit of a perfectionist.
She's always loved functional art and once dreamed of becoming a sculptor
and making lots of money. But how do you join all these elements in a
answer came when she toured an international cabinetmaking show. Since
then, she's known exactly what she had to do.
Did you know? About 18% of the total Canadian workforce is self-employed.
subsidizes her sales earnings through grants and aid from various agencies
set up to help and support young businesses. One of the upsides of this
is Danielle is getting quite a lot of knowledge and experience on dealing
with the financial side of owning a business.
has to be so involved in her business, since her business is only based
on her, her vision and her talent. She finds that that leaves her with
very little time left to nurture friendships.
Education: One year diploma in cabinetmaking
Likes to spend time sipping coffee in restaurant courtyards when she draws
and puts her ideas down on paper