Stories

"I've been living here all my life. I've done a few years but other than that, I've been here all my life. West is the best end. I ain't got no complaints.   What inspired me to be an entrepreneur was going to jail and having people telling me what to do and when to do it. I would never like that. I never liked someone telling me what to do. I had many other ventures and failures and this is what it led me to. I sell dogs, too. I just didn't want to work for anybody.    It's important for young black people to be entrepreneurs. Well to me, because first of all, you're working for you and yours. You ain't making no other person rich, whether they're white or black, period. They're making a million a week and you're making $20 an hour? Fuck outta here, I'll make my own business. Put my own on and I'm here at 8:00 every morning. This is where I'm at.   Do what you wanna do and work for yourself. Find something that you like to do and find a way for you to make some money off of it. That's all I'm trying to do. I’d even sell candy bars all day. I can’t have it any other way.” - Corey, co-owner of C & E Food Mart, Algonquin

"I've been living here all my life. I've done a few years but other than that, I've been here all my life. West is the best end. I ain't got no complaints.


What inspired me to be an entrepreneur was going to jail and having people telling me what to do and when to do it. I would never like that. I never liked someone telling me what to do. I had many other ventures and failures and this is what it led me to. I sell dogs, too. I just didn't want to work for anybody.


It's important for young black people to be entrepreneurs. Well to me, because first of all, you're working for you and yours. You ain't making no other person rich, whether they're white or black, period. They're making a million a week and you're making $20 an hour? Fuck outta here, I'll make my own business. Put my own on and I'm here at 8:00 every morning. This is where I'm at.


Do what you wanna do and work for yourself. Find something that you like to do and find a way for you to make some money off of it. That's all I'm trying to do. I’d even sell candy bars all day. I can’t have it any other way.” - Corey, co-owner of C & E Food Mart, Algonquin