04/04/2016 12:05 EDT | Updated 04/04/2016 12:05 EDT

One Thing I Wish I Knew Before Starting My Own Business

Are you looking to start your own business and in need of some guidance or motivation? We’ve got you covered.

Breanne Sich

Are you looking to start your own business and in need of some guidance or motivation? We’ve got you covered. We asked this year’s AIR MILES For Business Small Business Achievement Awards winners to reveal the one thing they wish they knew before embarking on their entrepreneurial journey. The annual awards honour and celebrate exceptional Canadian entrepreneurs and small business owners and so, who better to give advice than those who have done it before and succeeded.

These individuals know the value of experience, taking risks and community. They also know that a good idea is only part of the equation and that you must have the guts to go after what you want and the faith to think that you can succeed.

AIR MILES For Business (AMFB) is a program that rewards small business owners and AIR MILES Collectors by giving them access to exclusive business content, great AIR MILES Rewards and the chance to win an AMFB Small Business Achievement Award.