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#11 How to get the Government to fund your Startup with SR&ED (SHRED) Credits with Naren Balakrishnan

Nov. 3, 2021

Big three Takeaways: 1. Canada’s Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) or SHRED program can be a fantastic financial resource to help entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life. Naren’s team at Grant Th…

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

Oct. 20, 2021

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 h…

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

Sept. 8, 2021

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 an…

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

Aug. 26, 2021

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 …

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

Aug. 12, 2021

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…

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

July 29, 2021

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 exp…

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

June 30, 2021

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 …

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

June 1, 2021

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…