Emily Bland is the “Seed-EO” of SucSeed, a company dedicated to improving food security and the lives of people across Canada. She is a recent graduate of the Commerce program at Memorial University and has received national recognition and awards for her business and leadership skills, including HSBC’s Women Leader of Tomorrow for Atlantic Canada, 21 Inc’s Top 50 Emerging Leaders in Atlantic Canada, and was most recently recognized as a 2017 Top 7 SheEO Venture. Her company has successfully impacted the lives of thousands of people across the country and created over 150 jobs. Her company proudly employs at-risk and homeless youth needing a hand-up in life to build the home hydroponic growing systems they offer throughout Canada.
Emily joins me today to share how SucSeed began as an Enactus project while she attended university to becoming a full circle social enterprise. She explains the company’s mission to improve the food security issue throughout Canada as well as worldwide and the charitable organizations they support to give back to the Canadian community. She also shares her biggest financial turning point, how hustling as a young child impacted her ability to become a successful entrepreneur and leader, and the importance of millennials to become more open and willing to discuss financial matters with others.
“No matter where you are, everything can be fixed and everything can be changed if you get the right advice.” – Emily Bland
This Week on Young Money:
- How the idea for SucSeed began as a university project.
- How determination, building the right team, and having the right mentors impacted her ability to succeed in business, life, and managing her finances.
- Her most memorable financial turning point.
- Strategies she uses to plan her company’s financial future.
- How her early childhood experiences impacted her ability to hustle, generate sales, and lead her team as an entrepreneur.
- The importance of being open and willing to talk about finances.
- Challenges she faces as a millennial entrepreneur.
- The importance of managing your finances and how they can affect every aspect of your life.
- Stay determined and motivated.
- Surround yourself with the right people to help you achieve your goals.
- Find a mentor.
- Remember – everything is fixable and anything is possible.
- Follow your heart and your gut!
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