Brian Myers began his career as a seasonal fisherman, which at times led him to leave home for long periods of time, and he found it difficult to leave his family. “In the fishing industry things break down a lot,” says Brian. “It seemed like it was always me who fixed things.”
He decided to try fixing things for a living, and began to do welding in a small shop at his home. This work provided an income during the off season. Within a few years, Brian found himself becoming busier and in more demand.
“There came a day I was working on two fishing vessels and I did not have the room to accommodate both,” says Brian. “I knew it was time to grow the business, so I called Maxine Rennie from CBDC to ask what expansions I needed and what services could assist me.
“The staff at the Alberton CBDC walked me through a business plan, and offered financial assistance, help with human resources, and finding new markets. I have participated in their training programs and the staff is there to assist you through good times and in bad.
“Love your work and you will never work a day in your life. When you are the owner/operator you have to love what you do, because you may need to work long hours, seven days a week.”
After 22 years of seasonal fishing, Brian is now a full-time entrepreneur who employs a number of staff and is always looking to grow the company and manufacture new items that are in demand.