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
Visual After Visual, or VAV for short, is a professional video production and photography company from St. Catharines, Ont. VAV was founded in July 2017 by childhood friends Clay Upson and Leon Gash. Clay, who is the head producer and creative director, has had a passion for the camera from a young age and … Continue reading Visual After Visual: How to creatively gain followers
Laying underneath a Ford car, Michael Zaccaria placed a bracket right below the muffler. Two years, day after day, bracket after bracket, Zaccaria was becoming tired of being the proverbial cog in a machine. Working on the assembly line at the Ford Motor Company in Oakville, Ont., this repetitive motion soon became unbearable. On the … Continue reading The rise of the gig economy for millennials
Dre Pao is a songwriter and recording artist from Hamilton. Before music, Dre studied political science and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from McMaster University. Dre’s debut single “WithoutChya” was released on June 3, 2017. Upon its release, the latin-inspired single was named “Maple Pick - Song of the Week” by 91.5FM The … Continue reading Strategies for Digital Marketing with Musician Dre Pao
Diana Olsen, the president of Balzac’s Coffee Roasters, shares the inspiration for founding this coffee shop on Cable 14. Watch this video to discover the unique history of the company and get inspired by her natural success. Video originally produced by Amanda Pope for Cable 14.