Negative attitudes were the biggest hurdle for Liane Morrissette to go from worker to entrepreneur. “The biggest challenge was people thinking I was crazy and not understanding what I was doing,” said Morrissette, who started Cold Gold Audio from her… Read More ›
Jordan Perry of Thinkbox Manufacturing
Jordan Perry doesn’t operate with a backup plan. He started Thinkbox Manufacturing on Vancouver Island in 2013 after a career in sub-sea robotics. The company uses CNC machining (computer numerical control) to make custom parts from a wide variety of… Read More ›
Richard Hoedl of Dream Big Solutions
A serial entrepreneur himself, Richard Hoedl built a community for people in business with Dream Big Solutions. His company connects entrepreneurs with each other and provides support and tools for business success. “We’re about creating success for people by allowing… Read More ›
Clive Goodinson of Pixton Comics
The right mix of skill and ignorance helped Clive Goodinson turn Pixton Comics into the award-winning company it is now. Pixton provides a platform for people to create their own custom comics. Teachers use it as an educational tool for… Read More ›
Jenn Vroom of Van Isle Paddleboard Co.
Everyone has ideas, but execution is the hard part. Jenn Vroom started Van Isle Paddleboard Co. after months in solitary confinement trying to figure out how to turn a dream into reality. Her company operates through the summer on Vancouver… Read More ›
Adam & Marieke of Coastal Cake Company
Two entrepreneurs, each excelling where the other lacks, form the union that is Coastal Cake Company. The Vancouver Island business specializes in wedding cakes, cupcakes and other delectable treats.
Craig Hanson of Thriving Locally
Thriving Locally is an online marketplace that acts as a hub for products and services from locally owned small businesses. “We are many businesses under one shopping cart,” explains Craig Hanson, who launched the Nanaimo website in September 2014. By… Read More ›