Celebrating Small Business Week

TRENDS is the place where we all can head to find assistance, support and encouragement to find that job we are looking for.

Jan Legaspi opened TRENDS in December of 2001 under a Service Canada Contract. She was flooded with people looking for help with the unemployment issue resulting from the Quintette and Bullmoose mine closure. Even with all the preparations Jan still had to overcome the challenges of juggling a home life and two jobs.

Throughout the years Jan has made changes to her business, but the most successful of them was made recently. The use of a job coach within the office has increased the success rate for her clients. In the future she is hoping to implement longer hours for both the job coach and the administrative assistant.

Jan is rewarded by her clients? success, and her business training and experience help her clients reach their goals. Her best advice to all new entrepreneurs is to first do a lot of research, figure out your resources, and most of all find and keep office space.

At TRENDS you can run into any of the helpful staff, Jan, Val, or Debbie, can answer your questions and provide employment assistance.