An interview with Elyse Moss, owner of Canadian Event & Party Supply

  • Written by Meridian Admin

We recently got to sit down with Elyse Moss, owner of Canadian Event & Party Supply. We discussed her experience as an entrepreneur and how Community Futures Meridian helped her as a business owner in a rural community. To help future clients and local aspiring entreprenuers understand what we do and how we can help, here's your sneak peek on our services.

1.) What were some challenges you faced in your business prior to working with CF Meridian?

Challenges I faced in my business prior to working with CF Meridian was primarily financial. As a young entrepreneur with a business idea that was considered to be “unproven” with no true comparisons of a similar industry in our immediate region, traditional banks did not want to take a risk of funding my venture. CF Meridian worked with me to fine tune and present my business plan for start-up funding provided by CF Meridian and have continued to provide me with professional ongoing support. If I had not had the opportunity to work with CF Meridian it would not have been possible for me to be in the position I am today owning and operating a business in Kindersley and doing what I love. 

2.) How has CF Meridian helped your company reach their goals?

CF Meridian has helped my company reach my goals by providing financial and professional support I needed in order to start on my path to success and continues to be a valuable resource ongoing.

3.) What have been the greatest benefits you’ve received from working with CF Meridian?

The greatest benefit received from working with CF Meridian is having a wonderful team that supports my business not just initially but ongoing as I continue to grow my success. Providing me with opportunities for networking, learning and in addition the wealth of knowledge and experience the CF Meridian team provides. 

4.) Would you recommend working with CF Meridian to other business owners? And why?

I would highly recommend working with CF Meridian to other business owners. Why? For all the reasons outlines in questions #2 - #3, I attribute that they played a key role in my ability and opportunity to have been able to follow my career path to working with CF Meridian. 

5.) What is one phrase of encouragement you have for other individuals who are operating a business?

Behind every success is effort, Behind every effort is passion, behind every passion is someone with the courage to try.


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