Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Bruce Engel, Owner of Engel And Associates, located in Ottawa, ON, Canada.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

I am the senior lawyer at a Criminal Defence Boutique in Ottawa. We defend people who have been accused of various types of crimes.

Tell us about yourself

I opened up my office in 1991, and I thrive on the rush of appearing in court and helping people in trouble.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Surviving 30 years in a very demanding profession.

What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?

Balancing the job, administrative duties, and personal life.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Do what you love.
  2. Only listen to people who know what they are talking about.
  3. Work hard.

Where can people find you and your business?


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