Shawn - Alberta Human Services - Government of Alberta
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There was no doubt I would succeed

Photograph of ShawnShawn was employed as a social media specialist with a ski resort for a little over a year and a half.  After his employment ended, Shawn had difficulty finding a job that suited his social media passion.

Collecting Employment Insurance, he joined the MNP Self-Employment Training program and launched his own business in the fall of 2013.  Since then, Shawn’s business has taken off so quickly that he has bought office space and is looking at hiring his first employee.

Shawn is providing social media and web design services for a number of local, national and international companies.  Sales targets have exceeded his projections with sales tripling from December 2013 to January 2014.

“Instructors are real entrepreneurs with real business advice...the guidance and mentoring from MNP has proved invaluable, saving me from making costly mistakes,” said Shawn.

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Created: 2014-04-02
PID: 16589