As we celebrate 152 years of Canada this July, let’s look at four homegrown businesses that define the Canadian experience and find out how they’ve stayed relevant all these years.
INSPIRATION & COMMUNITY
TELUS Pitch is Canada’s largest small business competition, offering Canadian entrepreneurs the chance to reap the rewards of their hard work with a $100,000 cash payout.
Justin Raymond, the founder and CEO of Flexday transforms local restaurants in their downtime into casual but professional workspaces for freelancers and remote workers. He talks about Flexday and his rules for success.
Brandi Leifso started her cosmetics company, Evio Beauty, while living in a women’s shelter. That experience taught her the power of conscious decisions, which is reflected in her mission to create a conscious future through sustainable and clean products.
A fisherman’s daughter built one of North America’s most successful retail construction companies. This edition of Ownr Spotlight features Mandy Rennehan, the Blue-Collar CEO™.
A chat with the host of Toronto’s Le Dîner en Blanc, the highly sought-after secret party where guests dress in white, and dine under the stars.
Building a successful business is hard work. If you’re doing what you love, the journey becomes meaningful. Can a passion project make money? Find out how Camy was able to build a successful business with her love for travel.
At Ownr, we feel it’s important to advance the dreams and aspirations of our diverse people. Ownr is committed to eliminating the many barriers that stall the entrepreneurial ambitions of women.
Former engineers, Tariq and Mohammed, opened Plentea Tea Bar as a social space that would give the same love and care to tea as cafes give to coffee. They talk about their business journey and the essential skills that one needs to succeed.
Rawcology’s mission is to create revolutionary organic and nutritious plant-powered foods that can be enjoyed by all individuals regardless of dietary restrictions.
Bonafide is a European style tapas and cocktail bar located in the heart of Toronto’s famous Kensington Market. We chat with Zoe Bellissimo, the owner of Bonafide about what it takes to run a successful restaurant business.