INSPIRATION & NEWS

Success Story: Smoothie Sidekick

Success Story: Smoothie Sidekick

Smoothie Sidekick is a single serving nutritional boost for homemade smoothies that helps target specific health goals and increased daily nutrients. In this interview with Ownr, Claudia Bialek, Founder of Smoothie Sidekick shares her story, and how her business is making the world a healthier place, one sidekick at a time.

Ownr Spotlight: Bootcamps for Change

Ownr Spotlight: Bootcamps for Change

Bootcamps for Change believes fitness can break the cycle of poverty. In this interview with Ownr, Katie Heggtveit, Founder of Bootcamps for Change shares her inspiring story and how her organization is continuing to make a meaningful impact in the community.

Ownr Spotlight: Finesse Grocery

Ownr Spotlight: Finesse Grocery

Amidst a challenging time for small businesses, Finesse Grocery repurposed into a grocery delivery company in Toronto and the GTA. Here, co-founder Vincent Nguyen shares how a temporary pivot resulted in the success of a service that is now a core part of their business.

Ownr Success Story: Dezza Coffee

Ownr Success Story: Dezza Coffee

Dezza Coffee is an e-commerce coffee brand inspired by authentic and great-tasting Indonesian coffee. In this interview with Ownr, Aldo, Founder of Dezza Coffee shares his experience starting his business and shares advice for aspiring entrepreneurs.

Ownr Success Story: Blush Grove

Ownr Success Story: Blush Grove

Blush Grove is a lifestyle brand and boutique home décor store based in Toronto, Ontario. In this interview with Ownr, Blush Grove’s Founder, Fiona Mascarenhas shares her experience starting her own company and shares her advice for fellow entrepreneurs.

Ownr Success Story: 1BENMU

Ownr Success Story: 1BENMU

1BENMU – Furniture & Design Studio specializes in designing unique handcrafted pieces and will always ensure your home or commercial space is functional, practical, and beautiful. Learn more about Founder of 1BENMU, Carter Chen, as he shares his entrepreneurial experience and advice.

Ownr Success Story: Healthy Brokers

Ownr Success Story: Healthy Brokers

Healthy Brokers set out to make the world a healthier place, while at the same time, enabling entrepreneurs and retailers in the wellness space.

Ownr Success Story: Digital 55

Ownr Success Story: Digital 55

Digital 55 is harnessing the power of design to shape and transform the world around us. Learn more about the company Lauralee started and her entrepreneurial experience and advice.

Ownr Success Stories: AKP Solutions

Ownr Success Stories: AKP Solutions

Find out what advice the founder of AKP Solutions, Alexandra Kapelos-Peters, has for new entrepreneurs wanting to start their own business.

Ownr Success Stories: BLANK ROOM

Ownr Success Stories: BLANK ROOM

We had a quick chat with Peggy Bree Tam, founder of BLANK ROOM, about her biggest wins as a new business and what it is like running a side hustle.

Ownr Success Story: SOLE Premium Shoe Care

Ownr Success Story: SOLE Premium Shoe Care

SOLE Premium Shoe Care is Toronto’s first pick up and drop off shoe cleaning service, growing beyond founder Levi-Evan Shantz-McManiman’s expectations.

Ownr Success Story: Weird Is Nrml

Ownr Success Story: Weird Is Nrml

Weird is Nrml is a modern training and development organization, trying to push people out of their comfort zones with workshops that teach life-changing skills.

What Is JetSurf Toronto Up To? Advice From An Early Ownr Customer

What Is JetSurf Toronto Up To? Advice From An Early Ownr Customer

In celebration of Ownr’s 2nd birthday, we touched base with some early customers to see how they are doing as seasoned entrepreneurs. We wanted to share our chat with Mark, because of his courage to share learnings and mistakes alongside his success. We hope it will benefit you as you prepare and launch your business.

What Are They Up To? Update from an Early Ownr Customer – Jasmine Williams Media

What Are They Up To? Update from an Early Ownr Customer – Jasmine Williams Media

Jasmine registered her business, Jasmine Williams Media, with Ownr in June 2018. Since then, she’s surprised herself by the amount she was able to grow her business by simply stepping outside of her comfort zone.

Ownr Success Stories: CAMILA TEA

Ownr Success Stories: CAMILA TEA

CAMILA TEA is a small Canadian specialty tea company founded in Toronto, Ontario. In this interview with Ownr, founder Colin Bhowmik expressed the reason for bringing this product to the market as well as what his experience has been like running his own business.