Doing anything for a contract? Think about it!


Wednesday, November 1, 2017
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Born into a family of entrepreneurs, Valerie and Rosalie Champagne got everything they needed to succeed in the business world: confidence, ambition, and an appreciation for collaboration and teamwork. Co-owner of 'La Grosse Business', Valerie told us about the beliefs which led her and her sister to owning a successful business. Here's what she had to say:

1. What financial advice or tool helped you as an entrepreneur? 

I would say it was advice from family. My father said, "Don't charge peanuts unless you want to be treated like a monkey." Basically, you have to know your value and refuse to sell your services at rock-bottom price. This is something that my sister and I both had to learn.  

Once you've determined what a fair price is, you have to stick to it. Resist the temptation to lower your price just to land a contract.

2. What would you say is your go-to tech tool to get everything done? 

It may sound funny to say this, considering our business revolves around virtual platforms, but we find that connecting with others in person is essential. 

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