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Articles by Noeleene Yap

  • Tips for Tax Time Every Entrepreneur Should Know

     Tax season is approaching, and we’ve compiled some tips to help you get organized and make sure you have everything in place to file your tax return on time. 1. Know how to develop a good tax strategy  Financial planning is helpful when it comes to tax time and submitting your tax return. Developing a […]

  • Starting a business with…Steven Bourne of Ripple Farms

    Steven Bourne and Brandon Hebor are the founders of Ripple Farms, an agri-tech start-up dedicated to tackling food insecurity through aquaponics. Bringing farm to city, the social enterprise merges aquaculture and hydroponics to provide a new and alternative approach to a fully sustainable method of food production. Ripple Farms has been offering a green solution to […]

  • A Look Back at 2019

     As 2019 comes to a close, we thought we would take a look at some of your favourite stories from the year. Whether you’ve missed these stories or just want a refresher, check them out below!    Top 3…Start-Up Stories  Caitlyn Ngu is changing the centuries-old resume with HireUp, the founder of HireUp, a web-based platform that […]

  • Celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week 2019

     Canada was buzzing with activity this November for Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2019, joining more than 170 countries in the largest celebration of entrepreneurship. GEW 2019 centred around the themes of education, ecosystems, inclusion and policy. Futurpreneur Canada celebrated as the national host with a schedule of digital and in-person events across the country, including the […]

  • #ShopLocal: Supporting Small Business this Holiday Season

    ThriveNorth Shop Local Holiday 2019

    In December 2019, the ThriveNorth program successfully completed its five-year mandate. Managed by Futurpreneur Canada, the program helped young entrepreneurs in Northern B.C. launch and grow their businesses by connecting them with resources, financing and mentorship. Each year it feels as though the holidays come around faster than the last, and we find ourselves facing the […]

  • Starting a business with…Clare Donaldson and Stephanie Sollazzo, CONNECT Rehabilitation

     Clare Donaldson and Stephanie Sollazzo are the co-founders of CONNECT Rehabilitation, a rehabilitation clinic in the Southwestern Ontario city of Owen Sound that offers physiotherapy and chiropractic services incorporating yoga and fitness. Challenged by the quantity-driven care of the traditional private clinics they were working in, Clare and Stephanie started CONNECT to provide a different […]

  • ThriveNorth Spotlight on Andrew Wille of Southside Beverage Co.

    In December 2019, the ThriveNorth program successfully completed its five-year mandate. Managed by Futurpreneur Canada, the program helped young entrepreneurs in Northern B.C. launch and grow their businesses by connecting them with resources, financing and mentorship. Father of four, Andrew Wille, has called Smithers home for 20 years. The former forestry industry worker turned pilot is […]

  • ThriveNorth Spotlight on April Gibson of Helping Hands for Seniors

    In December 2019, the ThriveNorth program successfully completed its five-year mandate. Managed by Futurpreneur Canada, the program helped young entrepreneurs in Northern B.C. launch and grow their businesses by connecting them with resources, financing and mentorship.April Gibson has always enjoyed the company of seniors. In fact, it was the time she spent supporting her grandfather […]

  • ThriveNorth Spotlight on Chucky’s Cycle Shop

    In December 2019, the ThriveNorth program successfully completed its five-year mandate. Managed by Futurpreneur Canada, the program helped young entrepreneurs in Northern B.C. launch and grow their businesses by connecting them with resources, financing and mentorship. Cole and Charles share a love for nature, adventure, and life outdoors. This led them to work in Natural Industry […]

  • ThriveNorth Spotlight on Mile 0 Farrier Company of Sunset Prairie B.C.

    In December 2019, the ThriveNorth program successfully completed its five-year mandate. Managed by Futurpreneur Canada, the program helped young entrepreneurs in Northern B.C. launch and grow their businesses by connecting them with resources, financing and mentorship. ThriveNorth Business Challenge finalists Rachel Vowles and her husband Matt Roberson are the owners of Mile 0 Farrier Company, specialized equine hoof […]

  • Mentor Spotlight on Steve Sabey

    Mentor Spotlight - Steve Sabey

     Steve started his career as a geologist in the oil and gas business. After progressing through technical work, Steve discovered a passion for helping companies and people grow, and has been doing just that as a volunteer mentor working with young entrepreneurs launching their Futurpreneur-supported businesses. While your first thought about launching your business might be […]

  • ThriveNorth Spotlight on Lucy Sager, All Nations Driving Academy of Terrace B.C.

    ThriveNorth Business Challenge 2019 Winner Lucy Sager

    In December 2019, the ThriveNorth program successfully completed its five-year mandate. Managed by Futurpreneur Canada, the program helped young entrepreneurs in Northern B.C. launch and grow their businesses by connecting them with resources, financing and mentorship. Lucy Sager is the 2019 winner of the ThriveNorth Business Challenge in the Best New Business (29-39) category for her […]

  • From Far and Wide: Celebrating Canada’s Diverse Young Entrepreneurs

    The next generation of young Canadians launching small businesses across the country are the future and backbone of our nation and our economy. We celebrated the diverse young entrepreneurs strengthening communities across the nation this Canada Day with the stories of five Futurpreneur-supported business owners from far and wide.    Nicola Robertson, Diamond Physiotherapy  Nicola is […]

  • ThriveNorth Spotlight on Cameron Bell, Farmer Cam’s Foods of Terrace B.C.

    ThriveNorth Cameron Bell Farmer Cam's Bell

    In December 2019, the ThriveNorth program successfully completed its five-year mandate. Managed by Futurpreneur Canada, the program helped young entrepreneurs in Northern B.C. launch and grow their businesses by connecting them with resources, financing and mentorship.After completing an Environmental Studies degree at UNBC, Cameron spent two years in local government and economic development before committing […]

  • Indigenous Businesses Giving Back to Communities

     Entrepreneurship is on the rise across Canada, and most notably so in Indigenous communities. In 2016, more than 43,000 Indigenous people declared themselves self-employed, according to a survey conducted by the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business. For many Indigenous entrepreneurs, despite the challenges and barriers in access to tools, networks and resources, starting a business […]

  • Starting a business with…Dustin Hogan, The Rock Star Academy

    Starting a business with Dustin Hogan of The Rock Star Academy

      Dustin Hogan is the owner of Futurpreneur-supported business The Rock Star Academy. Passionate about personal development, Dustin started his business with the goal to inspire and empower others to focus on their own personal growth and development. Read about Dustin’s journey as an entrepreneur and how the road to starting a business is far […]