Bernard Thibault Floral Artistry
Bernard Thibault is the owner of Bernard Thibault Floral Artistry, a beautiful and unique floral shop located in the heart of Riverdale. With a focus on artistic and avant-garde displays, Bernard’s store separates itself from the average floral shop with an ever-changing outdoor display that adds a breath of fresh air to the store’s urban surroundings. Bernard’s entrance into the community-oriented area of Riverdale was welcomed with open arms. Although an active member of the community, running a shop in the competitive floral market found Bernard needing a little push to maintain a healthy cash flow during the tough times of the recent recession.
“ACCESS helped me stay at the level of comfort that I like to be,” says Bernard, who avoided cutting into his retirement savings by using the micro-loan to keep his praised business afloat.
“It helped me with the extra work that goes into the front of the store.” Bernard’s efforts to give back to the community have not gone unnoticed, as both his name and artistic work are well respected within the local neighbourhood. And with ACCESS’s help, Bernard is able to finally do something he truly loves. “I would not change being an entrepreneur for anything.” And it shows.