Business woman of the month – Cara Hirsch, Founder of Hirsch + Associates

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CanadianSME small business magazine has always encouraged and supported women entrepreneurship. It is our goal and mission to support and promote women entrepreneurs across Canada. Today, we had a chat with our businesswoman of the month, Cara Hirsch, Founder of Hirsch + Associates, and discussed the opportunities and challenges women entrepreneurs face.

The 31-year-old Winnipeg native started her namesake real estate consulting company, Hirsch + Associates, in January 2019 after

leaving Milborne Group, where she worked for 9 years before deciding to venture off on her own. With over 10 years of

experience in the Toronto market, she has sold 7,800 units and has launched 30+ successful projects to date, from inception all the way until they are built. As a real estate investor herself (she began buying a property at just 24-years-old), it only seemed fitting that she take the next step in her career and start her own firm.

In an industry that is slow to change, largely male-dominated, and saturated with companies that have been passed down

generationally, it can be daunting to start your own business. However, it has proved to be a successful decision as Hirsch +

Associates impressively launched two large developments just shy of 1,000 units, selling just under $1 billion in revenue in their first year.