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This is the stuff you millionaires in the making need to know to kick start or propel you on your financial fitness journey. Tracey Bissett, Founder of Bissett Financial Fitness and award winning Financial Literacy Champion, gives you the straight goods each week to set yourself up for financial success. As a former executive at TD Bank, one of Canada's Big 5 Banks, Tracey has worked with and in support of thousands of individuals and entrepreneurs to secure the financing they needed.  This hands on experience combined with her formal financial education, Masters of Business Administration and Chartered Financial Analyst designation, position Tracey uniquely to coach all things money. Tracey goes behind-the-scenes of all the money matters with need-to-know tips, money-making demystified, and special power-player interviews. Join us weekly for Financial Fitness Training that will turn even a Cash Couch Potato into a Marathon Money Maker.

Jul 30, 2019

Petra Hakansson is the managing director of Guardian Angel Security, a SheEO funded venture that supplies and monitors GPS panic button pendants that help protect lone workers in remote environments. Petra has worked in the GPS and security industries for more than a decade, developing lone worker solutions for government bodies and small and medium-sized enterprises (SME’s). Her previous roles include being a sales and marketing manager, account manager, and national sales manager for companies such as First Management Group Global Security and Inkworks Limited. 


Petra joins me today to share her journey of leaving the 9-to-5 behind to start her business venture. She reveals how she funded her start-up and the hard work and commitment needed to find success. She shares the traits that helped her build a business and the importance of communication and humility. Petra also discusses her money mindset and encourages young adults to have the confidence to take available opportunities.  




“It’s about knowing that you don’t know everything and being open to watch, listen, read, and learn from people around you.” - Petra Hakansson 




This Week on Young Money: 


  • How Petra left being a corporate slave behind and self-funded her business venture. 
  • Boot-strapping and funding growth through company revenue. 
  • Why being humble and setting high standards drives success. 
  • Why communication is vital to building a business and a brand. 
  • Switching your mindset from money being a reward to money being a tool to give you choices. 
  • How the customer fits into your business.  
  • Having the confidence to take risks and opportunities while you are young. 



Key takeaways: 


  1. Be open to learning.  
  2. Chase your dreams and pursue risks. 
  3. Hustle and make things happen. 




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