INSPIRATION & COMMUNITY

Four Iconic Canadian Brands

Four Iconic Canadian Brands

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.

The TELUS Pitch: One Minute Could Equal $100,000 for Your Small Business

The TELUS Pitch: One Minute Could Equal $100,000 for Your Small Business

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’s Flexday turns restaurant down-time into workspaces for freelancers

Justin Raymond’s Flexday turns restaurant down-time into workspaces for freelancers

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.

Ownr is Hiring – Come Work With Us!

Ownr is Hiring – Come Work With Us!

Ownr is making a real difference helping Canadian entrepreneurs start and maintain their businesses. Our product and development teams are looking for new talent to help them take on the challenge. Check out our open positions.

Brandi Leifso, the CEO who launched her indie beauty brand, Evio, from a women’s shelter

Brandi Leifso, the CEO who launched her indie beauty brand, Evio, from a women’s shelter

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.

Why Mandy Rennehan, the Blue-Collar CEO™, Wants To Change the Perception of Skilled Trades

Why Mandy Rennehan, the Blue-Collar CEO™, Wants To Change the Perception of Skilled Trades

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™.

How Little Paws Inn reimagined pet daycare

How Little Paws Inn reimagined pet daycare

Little Paws Inn has replaced the kennelled pet daycare with an open-concept, home-style daycare and boarding for dogs, cats and rabbits.

Meet the entrepreneur who brought Le Dîner en Blanc to Toronto

Meet the entrepreneur who brought Le Dîner en Blanc to Toronto

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.

From law to luxury travel, how Camy Duff turned her passion into business

From law to luxury travel, how Camy Duff turned her passion into business

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.

Prepare for university with the help of Halp

Prepare for university with the help of Halp

Halp provides high school students access to genuine, peer-driven support to help them research programs, write great applications, accept the right offer, and prepare them for their first year on campus.

Women mean business. Let’s #BalanceforBetter in the workplace

Women mean business. Let’s #BalanceforBetter in the workplace

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.

Women in Business: 5 Canadian CEOs We Love

Women in Business: 5 Canadian CEOs We Love

This International Women’s Day, join Ownr and let’s celebrate five Canadian women entrepreneurs we love.

Entrepreneurs Behind Plentea Tea Bar Talk Business

Entrepreneurs Behind Plentea Tea Bar Talk Business

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.

How Tara Tomulka Took a Leap of Faith With Rawcology

How Tara Tomulka Took a Leap of Faith With Rawcology

Rawcology’s mission is to create revolutionary organic and nutritious plant-powered foods that can be enjoyed by all individuals regardless of dietary restrictions.

Business Talk with Zoi Bellissimo of Bonafide Restaurant

Business Talk with Zoi Bellissimo of Bonafide Restaurant

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.