Business Ownership

Bold & Black: Pauleanna Reid

Bold & Black: Pauleanna Reid

Name: Pauleanna Reid Business: WritersBlok Industry: Celebrity Ghostwriter and Journalist   Tanya: Let’s get right into it. You speak often enough about your path to entrepreneurship. Did you always know you wanted to be an entrepreneur? Pauleanna: Absolutely....

Bold & Black: Valrie Grant

Bold & Black: Valrie Grant

Name: Valrie Grant Business: GeoTechVision and Marlie Technology Park Industry: Technology   Tanya: So, question one - what was your path to entrepreneurship? Valrie: I kind of got there a little bit around about. I was a senior manager in government. I'm a...

How To Start An Online Business

How To Start An Online Business

So you want to learn how to start an online business? While this used to be a novel idea, most businesses are now online businesses of some sort — but unfortunately, only 16% of Canadian businesses are owned by women. And despite an increase in female-founded startups...

Bold & Black: Christine Channer Auguste

Bold & Black: Christine Channer Auguste

Name: Christine Channer Auguste Business: The Channer Group Inc. Industry: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Management Consulting   Tanya: So, what is the name of your company? Christine: My company is The Channer Group Incorporated. That is the parent. That's...

Bold & Black: Michelle Berry

Bold & Black: Michelle Berry

Name: Michelle Berry Business: Shelley Delight/ Shelley Cares Foundation Industry: Food service/ food pantry   Tanya: Where do we even start? I mean, you have like 4 companies. (Although I’m one to talk) you have the catering arm, you have the restaurant and you...

How to Grow Your Business

How to Grow Your Business

Scaling a business is no easy feat. But with the right mindset, management and method, it’s something all entrepreneurs can accomplish. While there is no one-size-fits-all solution for growing a business, there are things that any business owner can do to help their...

Bold & Black: Jessica Yamoah

Bold & Black: Jessica Yamoah

Name: Jessica Yamoah Business: INNOVATE INC Industry: Technology   Tanya: All right, so what is INNOVATE INC? Jessica: INNOVATE INC provides awareness and access to underrepresented communities at the intersection of business and entrepreneurship as well as...

Bold & Black: Brittney King Brock

Bold & Black: Brittney King Brock

Name: Brittney King Brock Business: King Creative Group Industry: Music/ Entertainment Tanya: Hi and welcome! So, you are the Founder and Operator of King Creative Group. Tell us about your company. Brittney: King Creative Group is a multi-faceted entertainment and...

Bold & Black: Leigh Butler

Bold & Black: Leigh Butler

Name: Leigh Butler Business: Akina Technologies Industry: Technology / Community   Tanya: The first question is an easy one. What was your path to entrepreneurship? Leigh: Gosh, you think that's an easy question? Tanya: I mean, a simple question. Maybe not an...

Bold & Black: Lily Lynch

Bold & Black: Lily Lynch

Name: Lily Lynch Business: Sankara | Online Multicultural Marketplace Industry: E-commerce/ Community Tanya: The first question - what was your path to entrepreneurship? Lily: So, my path to entrepreneurship was not necessarily expected or linear. Essentially, I...

Bold & Black: Ashanti Johnson

Bold & Black: Ashanti Johnson

Name: Ashanti Johnson Business: 360.Mind.Body.Soul Industry: Fitness and wellness   Tanya: Okay. I have my questions. So, the name of your company is 360? Ashanti: 360 Mind, Body, and Soul. Tanya: Love it. Love it. So, fitness and wellness. Tell me your path to...

Bold & Black: Roushelle Reign

Bold & Black: Roushelle Reign

Name: Roushelle Reign Business: Roushelle Reign Design Haus Industry: Branding/Graphic Design   Tanya: Hi! I know the next 45 minutes are going to fly by because you are always so fun to chat with. Tell me about your path to entrepreneurship? Roushelle: I knew...

The Psychology Around Debt

The Psychology Around Debt

Debt. Is it good or bad? Either way it is a fact of life. Every generation has had an impact on the next generations thoughts and beliefs around debt. Julie Sehl, Vice President of Financial Planning shares how you can use debt to advance your future and what you must...

Proactive Human Resources Strategies

Proactive Human Resources Strategies

Human Resources is commonly becoming accepted as a strategic business partner, worthy of a seat at the highest levels of leadership within many organizations. With the advent of social networking, and new digital technologies, human resources specialists are now...

How to import goods into Canada and grow your business

How to import goods into Canada and grow your business

It goes without saying that exporting your goods or services to another country or importing goods into Canada are great ways to grow your business. But with any great opportunity there are risks.   So before you start to do business across borders, there are a...

Five common small business mistakes to avoid

Five common small business mistakes to avoid

It might seem like Arjun Kumar, winner of the BMO-sponsored AIR MILES®† For Business Small Business Achievement Award, has it all figured out when it comes to running a small business. But he didn’t get here without facing some adversity. Kumar, CEO at KAI...