UI_logo_002Since my line of credit was almost used up completely to build my initial infrastructure and the cash flow generated from my initial contract wasn’t enough to pay me a salary, I applied and was accepted by the CLD of Laval (The CLD is a non-profit organization subsidized by the Quebec government to promote economic development and entrepreneurship) to receive a compensation, equivalent to unemployment, for 1 year. In spite of the fact that the amount wasn’t a lot to begin with, it helped me significantly pay for my personal expenses during that vital first year.