Whether it was outlined on the back of a paper napkin, it was financed by your sister's mother-in-law's next-door neighbour, or it was a desperation move after you were laid off by a corporation, we want to hear about how your small or medium-sized business got its start.
Jennifer Yau is the founder of One Fated Knight, a leather handbag company based in Vancouver, B.C. In this edition of How I Started, she talks about moving to New York City for love, only to return home two years later to launch her company.
If you're an entrepreneur and you'd like to contribute to the series, please fill out the following submission form here. For added inspiration, check out our YouTube channel featuring small business owners across the country.
If you're chosen to participate, be prepared to shoot and send us a two-minute video of yourself telling your start-up story. We're not looking for anything fancy. A smart phone camera will do.