A single parent, Kwame and his children came to Canada as refugees. He had hoped to open a business when he arrived, but a serious health diagnosis for his youngest child put everything on hold for the first two years. When he was finally able to think about his business idea, the local Newcomer Business Start-Up program was there to help. He was able to work with a mentor to create a business plan, navigate the administrative details of opening a restaurant, and apply for entrepreneurship funding. One of the two children who worked with him in the business was now taking evening classes in hospitality at the college and the youngest child was back in school and doing well.