Entrepreneurs hip and immigration in North America

Entrepreneurs hip and immigration in North America

For three decades, immigrants and their descendants are more likely to start their own business and it is clear that this important socio-economic process helps shape their incorporation and adaptation in the Canadian society.

This leads us today to ask a fundamental question: Does the North American life model facilitate and encourage immigrants to engage in entrepreneurship or is it just an awareness of their own?

 

But first, what is entrepreneurship?

 

Jeremy Pastel, founder of VoxSun Telecom and he describes entrepreneurship in his new book ” How to blow up in business,” as “a race”; a race in which he has demonstrated endurance, hence its success ” in a record time ” as he proudly puts it.

 

How to succeed as an entrepreneur in the host country?

 

Entrepreneurship doesn’t guaranty success especially when one does not have the “winning strategies “. Jeremy Pastel reveals from his past experience that is very difficult for newcomers to find jobs in the field where they were working in their home country. In addition, some will never find the standard of living they enjoyed in their home country and others will take 3-5 years to find it. Thus, we understand where immigrants draw their strength and courage to go into the business world.

 

Entrepreneurship is the perfect opportunity for those who wish to try their luck in North America.

 

European entrepreneurship of immigrants is often described as “ethnic” or otherwise known as the “ethnic business”.

This notion is based on the essential role of community ties in the functioning of immigrant savings especially in immigrants’ access to entrepreneurship. They usually have only limited resources for occupying a relatively low position on the social ladder benefit from community resources (called ethnic resources). Their belonging to a community allows them to compensate for this handicap.

 

In Canada, immigrants are generally derived from a selective immigration policy introduced by the federal government. In average, they have a fairly high level of school education and thus possess strong skills to succeed in business.

In addition, Canada has simplified business start- up administrative procedures, which takes off two significant barriers when it comes to starting a business: time and money.

 

In conclusion if you want to immigrate to North America, know that a successful immigration is a challenge that requires energy, commitment and perseverance. Qualities necessary for any entrepreneur who want to go into business because as Jeremy concludes in his Guide for entrepreneurship: ” Success depends on several factors that few have mastered.”

 

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Jeremy Pastel has developed a keen understanding of business telephone systems, which he gained from working with the largest telecommunications providers in Europe, North America, and in the Caribbean.

In 2010, Jeremy started his own company, VoxSun Telecom in North America…but when he was only 15 years old, his entrepreneurial instincts were already noticeable. In fact, he started out offering a residential lawn maintenance service in the region of Paris, France, where he was born.

Later, he went to the island of Martinique with his family. Once more, he showed his entrepreneurial spirit by selling ice cream on the beaches. This was noticed by a recruiter for a completely different type of company, which offered Jeremy a new opportunity to exercise his talents. Jeremy accepted the offer and started as a salesman for this Caribbean telecommunication company. He became a team leader in that organization after only two months.

Two years later, Jeremy returned to Paris to get married. At that time, he worked for the largest communications company in that region as a promotion manager of Internet services for local retail stores. While he was doing this, Jeremy studied business administration and information technology management.

After completing his studies, Jeremy decided to move to Canada – yet another place where he could put his entrepreneurial designs to work. Jeremy arrived in Quebec at the end of 2008. He soon found himself with only $20 in his pocket – but that did not stop him. He still maintained the very clear objective of creating his own company.

The initial obstacles he faced while trying to start up his company did not dim his determination. He created VoxSun, a business telecommunications company. Once it was launched, his efforts were rewarded with rapid growth right from the beginning. Jeremy is now the owner of several companies and is also a business partner with several well-known public figures.

Along the way, Jeremy achieved other successes as well. In 2012, he was awarded the “Créavenir” prize from the financial institution Caisse Dejardins. Three years later, he became a member of its administrative board.

In 2013, he was awarded the Young Entrepreneur grant from the Economic Development Centre of Ville St-Laurent in Montréal.

In 2014, he won the Service prize in the category of young entrepreneur of the 30th Gala alpha, which is an event designed to recognize the vision, creativity, and dynamism of businesses in the territory served by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Saint-Laurent-Mont-Royal.

In that same year, Jeremy made a notable appearance in the finals of the French Canadian version of “Shark Tank”, in which he had to showcase his company to five well-known, awe-provoking, big-league investors. By demonstrating his professionalism, assurance, and thorough understanding of the industry, Jeremy Pastel convinced them of his business acumen – so much that they chose to partner with him.

Jeremy wrote the business guide “How to Hit It Big in Business”, in which he shares the practical method he used to launch his companies, once again, having started with only $20 in his pocket. At the end of 2016, his book was translated into English for international distribution.