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October 20, 2021

#10 Starting tech companies without a technical background with Arctic Leaf founder Josh Garellek

Big three Takeaways: 1. Take action, when you notice a trend with business potential. Josh admits later in the interview that he has said yes to too many things in the past, but his default mode is to take action and he...

September 08, 2021

#9 Standing out in the sea of sameness with Yellow Beauty founder Jaz Fenton

Big three Takeaways: 1. With the cost of failure as low as it is in ecommerce, launch well before you fully understand everything and trust that you’ll fill in the blanks as you build. 2. Be consistent , with your product and...

August 26, 2021

Using Basketball as a Vehicle to Build Life Skills with Right Way founder Mike Kenny

Big three Takeaways: 1. Using a mission to drive decision making, helps build a culture. For Right Way, the mission is more than just creating better basketball players. 2. When coaching or running a team, don’t m...

August 12, 2021

#7 Tax planning is important, but it's the easy part of succession planning - with BLG tax partner Pamela Cross

Big three Takeaways: 1. For owners planning for an eventual transition of the business to the next generation, it’s important to establish what their ideal outcome is, as opposed to selecting particular assets to leave ...

July 29, 2021

6 - Process > Profit, People > Process with Roxborough Bus Lines' Nick McRae

Big three Takeaways: 1 a) Large scale changes in an industry force companies to evolve. This will often lead to failures when transitioning to new way of doing things. Having a growth mindset using failures as a learning expe...

July 15, 2021

5 - How to acquire successful businesses with Sunbelt Broker's Gregory Kells

Big three Takeaways: 1. Prospective buyers need to understand seller discretionary earnings and the advantages of seller financing. 2. For sellers, the key to increase value is to take yourself out of the day to da...

June 30, 2021

4 - Building a business & a community during challenging times with SweatFitCo founder Conor Oakley

Big Takeaways: If you don’t give yourself any choice, you’ll be more resourceful in figuring things out. Other Takeaways for entrepreneurs: 2:18 - Conor’s ‘fight or flight’ approach to starting his business. 6:43 – Now that p...

June 15, 2021

3 - The Next Evolution of Game Film with GameStrat founder and CEO Tunch Akkaya

Big Takeaways: · Don’t be afraid to launch early and fix your product on the fly · Focus on building a business that you want to run before you can even consider selling. Other Takeaways for entrepreneurs: · ...

June 01, 2021

2 - Scaling a SaaS business in a massive industry with Elizabeth Audette-Bourdeau

Three Big Takeaways: Create a business that solves a problem. When trying to build a talented team, focus on the vision/mission. Take bigger risks when you have less to lose. Even if you fail, you’ll learn a lot by trying to ...

May 01, 2021

1 - Joel & Justyna - The business of creating lasting memories

It is becoming increasingly rare to have a 'wow' experience as a customer. One of the last ones I can remember was our wedding photographers. When we got the photos of our engagement shoot back, I knew they were special, but ...

March 13, 2021

Trailer: Capital Ventures with Steve Hughes

On Capital Ventures, I talk to entrepreneurs from Ottawa and hear the stories of how they built their businesses. For every Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg, there are thousands of wonderful founders and businesses ...