Importance of knowing financials, even if you've hired professionals
Hilda founded and runs a 100% Inuit/Aboriginal steel pressure pipe company that supplies some of the largest resource development projects in Labrador. She struggled initially with a lack of self-confidence, especially when negotiating with financial institutions, but as her business grew she also grew more confident and she found that dealing face to face was a key to her raising needed capital. Hilda is actively involved in promoting entrepreneurship to Aboriginal women and to women in general through her work with Women Entrepreneurs of Canada. Among her many awards, Hilda's company was named Small Business of the Year at the 2012 Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council's (CAMSC) Business Achievement Awards in Toronto.© All videos are copyright 2013 by The Canadian Foundation for Economic Education. They are for strictly educational purposes only and they may not be modified in any way or re-posted on any other website.