Small Business Centre

Strong foundational roots: family business advice from mother-daughter duo

Umeeda Switlo, marine biologist and co-owner of Naledo was in Belize working when she stumbled upon a diasporic community that migrated from India. This community had been growing turmeric since…

Managing Your Money

Your new home: Demystifying the down payment

If you’ve got “real estate fever,” it’s most likely not by accident: Pent-up demand and lower household spending as a result of the lockdown have caused the Canadian housing market…

Career Corner

A job-seeker’s guide to networking in a virtual world

Living through a pandemic is tough enough. But for Canadians who have lost their jobs, social distancing makes it even harder to connect with past colleagues or other contacts, especially…

The Art of the Side Hustle

Investing smart in a gig economy

Click on the finance tab of any news site, and you’re bound to find ample investment advice. But for the growing sector of freelancers and self-employed people who make up…

Grow Your Money

Want to diversify into real estate? Here are the facts

There’s no denying that homeownership may feel out of reach for some Canadians. The average house price in Canada was $531,000 in 2020. And if you live in the greater. Vancouver…

Small Business Centre

Giving up control to accept success: advice from Cold Comfort Ice Cream

As their tagline promises, Cold Comfort Ice Cream has been “Doing whatever the hell we feel like since 2010”. Sticking to her outside-the-carton thinking has served Owner and Founder Autumn…

Small Business Centre

A small and steady start ends in bigger gains: advice from Iron Alley Gym

Becoming a successful business owner doesn’t happen overnight. Especially in a venture completely outside your element. Sharon Prokophuk, co-owner of Iron Alley Gym learned that pretty quickly. In 2018 she…

The Art of the Side Hustle

From hobby, to side hustle, to success: advice from Luna Collective

Eryn Beattie, the owner of Luna Collective, is a licensed nurse by trade—but you might not guess that walking into her small, brick vintage and handmade goods shop located in…

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