Lourdes Still is the first to admit it’s a winding road that landed her in business. She’s gone from big-city living in the Philippines to rural life in south-eastern Manitoba. From growing flowers on the balcony of her city apartment to launching Masagana Flower Farm & Studio. There’s no doubt that it takes ambition and a lot of hard work to run a profitable small scale flower farm in Manitoba’s short growing season, but Lourdes faces her challenges with a mindset of abundance, and a heart set on joy.
If you are looking for inspiration and a road to launching your own enterprise, this show is for you. And if you already own a business, Lourdes’ story will remind you about why you work hard to make it happen, and how you get to define success on your own terms.
Here’s How It’s Done is brought to you by the Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba, the go-to place for women looking to start or expand their businesses. It’s hosted and produced by Cate Friesen, The Story Source.
Check out the resources that Lourdes Still used to grow her business:
WECM for the Strength in Community Workshop series last Fall. I learned a lot from their presenters and gained a new community through peer mentorship with fellow women rural entrepreneurs.
To EastMan Tourism for their initiative to develop new and unique tourism experiences and coach business owners in the EastMan region. It helped me imagine, shape and build the future of the agri-tourism side of my business.
To Gelaine Tan Santiago, my marketing coach. She's a fellow Filipina, storyteller, content marketer and social entrepreneur. She empowers Black, Indigenous, and founders of colour to scale their e-commerce businesses and build wealth to uplift our communities.
- Lourdes Still