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Portrait of an Entrepreneur: Cyrille Boucher

<p><em>Freelance Profile - Meet inspiring people who have chosen to earn a living by being self-employed. Through a very humanistic perspective, discover their story, unique lifestyle, and challenges. Today, we meet Cyrille, the entrepreneur behind MerEveil, a kayak company located in Baie-Comeau.</em></p> <p></p> <h3>1- Tell us About Yourself</h3> <p>Instead of leaving my declining industrial hometown, I am a young entrepreneur who decided to take the time to invest in promoting its qualities.</p> <p></p> <h3>2- Where Does your Immense Passion for Kayak and Hiking Come From?</h3> <p>It is my region&rsquo;s beauty that inspired me.</p> <p></p> <h3>3- How Did You Become Self-Employed?</h3> <p>Out of necessity. At first, no one believed that a kayak company could prosper in Baie-Comeau.</p> <p></p> <h3>4- What Is the Most Challenging Part of Self-Employment?</h3> <p>I think it is to conciliate our work with the reality of other workers. For example, the daycare hours are totally inadequate.</p> <p></p> <h3>5- Which Part of Being Self-Employed Do You Like the Most?</h3> <p>Flexibility regarding work hours. It applies well to outdoor activities.</p> <p></p> <h3>6- Tell Us About Your Work Routine.</h3> <p>We wake up, we take a coffee, we plan the day according to our schedule and then we move.</p> <p></p> <h3>7- What Are the Tools You Could Not Live Without?</h3> <p>Communication networks and terminals. Of course, we also need our safety and kayak pieces of equipment.</p> <p></p> <h3>8. How Did You Learn About Momenteo, and How Long Have You Been Using It?</h3> <p>Someone who wanted to work at our offices but could not because of our demanding work pace told us about Momenteo.</p> <p></p> <h3>9- What Makes Momenteo Different from Other Accounting Programs?</h3> <p>The way it works, from the creation of quotes to managing invoices.</p> <p></p> <h3>10- How Did You Find Your First Customers?</h3> <p>Nature works for us. I also make a lot of ads on social media.</p> <p></p> <h3>11. What Are Your Tips for Someone Who Would Like to Get Into Freelance?</h3> <p>I would say to go for it and to never miss a business opportunity.</p> <p></p> <h3>12. What Would You Say to Someone Who Would Like to Learn How to Kayak?</h3> <p>Do not start by buying a kayak. Instead, make sure to get training from the instructors of Paddle Canada.</p> <p></p> <h3>13. What Are You Most Proud of About Being a Self-Employed Worker?</h3> <p>I brought commercial kayaking in Baie-Comeau at a professional level that was never met until this day.&nbsp;</p> <p></p> <h3>14. Do You Have any Big Plans for This Fall?</h3> <p>I am about to move.</p> <p></p> <h3>15. How Can We Contact You?</h3> <p>You can visit my website: <a href="https://mereveil.com/" target="_blank">https://mereveil.com/</a></p> <p><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> &nbsp;</p>

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