Moyna Matheson has followed an entrepreneurial dream from her home in the province of Prince Edward Island for a decade. She said it was a challenge being a woman trying to start a business back then, but Matheson was determined to prove that moms could be successful.
She operates Samuel’s Coffee House in Summerside, describing the business as a dream come true.
Matheson has supported her community by being an employer. Now she’s encouraging other women to explore their entrepreneurial spirit by providing grants to other women who want to start a business.
It began with a $500 grant in 2019 to mark International Women’s Day. Matheson started a movement that she couldn’t have ever imagined with that one action.
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When Matheson looks back at her journey as a business owner, she realizes that her original plan didn’t have all of the answers. She got started because she saw it as a challenge to be a female entrepreneur in that region of Canada.
The desire to pursue her passion was strong. Matheson even said that she didn’t want to live her life without achieving the dream of business ownership. Now she knows that it is possible to do whatever you want and to go after things if you have the willingness to take the first step.
Her coffee shop employs up to 20 people in the community at any given time. It also feels good to be on the other side of the table to help others follow their dreams.