Shamus Van Riezen, the founder of VR Accounting Services, is a Chartered Professional Accountant. He specializes in providing part-time controllership services to the manufacturing and distribution sectors. Before starting his business, he worked a demanding, corporate job on Bay Street in Toronto as a Public Accountant. His role was to provide assurance services primarily for … Continue reading How to Start a Business Without Going into Debt
Tashika Gomes is the founder and creative director of the Virago Studio, which is a creative agency for women and minorities, and the Virago Magazine which was recently voted in Feedspot’s top ten online magazines for women. As a first generation immigrant and woman-identifying minority, she’s motivated by a desire to help drive change for … Continue reading Embracing Simplicity and Making Sacrifices to Achieve Success
Sean McCormack is the founder and creative director of Art Aggregate in Hamilton where he fabricates custom pieces for businesses and events while also teaching a variety of workshops on everything from wood working to photography. He has a background in sculpture, performance dance and product photography. After completing high school, he joined the … Continue reading Understanding When to Say ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ as Entrepreneurs
Natalie Scocchia, the founder of Beauty For All, shares how her business makes a difference in the lives of the elderly. Watch this video to learn simple steps entrepreneurs can take to make a difference in their customers lives.
Christopher McIntosh, the president of Gigit, discusses the rise of the gig economy and why people are choosing the gig economy rather than traditional nine-to-five jobs. Watch this video to learn more about Gigit.
Elizabeth Thorsen, a former senior events and marketing manager at Innovation Factory, shares what investors look for in startups. Watch this video to learn how to prepare for pitching to an investor and what could cause an investor to be uninterested.
PJ Mercanti, the CEO of the Carmens Group, discusses how to be an effective leader. Watch this video to learn how entrepreneurs should cope with making mistakes and three traits to avoid as a boss.