Seven years ago Jayme made the leap from Ontario to the picturesque west coast in search of a better life. Soon, the nature-loving mother of two and yoga enthusiast who bore lifelong dreams of living and hiking in the beautiful mountain ranges of British Columbia found herself in small-town Tumbler Ridge, located at the base […]
Lucy Sager grew up in rural Northern BC among many First Nations communities and was exposed firsthand to some of the heartache around the highway of tears and issues of transportation as it relates to basic needs and employment. She knows that running out to get diapers or milk can be a huge issue for those in remote communities. With Northern BC as home, Lucy was dedicated to investing in the well-being of her community and its members.
On June 13 and 14, 2018, I was fortunate enough to attend the 2018 Nisga’a Business Forum. This event was the first of its kind, bringing together individuals from all across the province, including people from business, natural resource, government and non-profit sector. The Nisga’a Business Forum had a two-pronged goal: to help Nisaga’a members connect with local resources and to show the community they were open for business.
If you’ve dreamed of seeing your product in the glossy pages of a magazine or talked about on television, read up on these three tips to earn media attention for your product.
As ThriveNorth enters its fifth year, we’re excited to introduce a new program for Northern B.C. – the ThriveNorth Northern Trainer Network!
We asked Brianne for some tips on how small businesses and start-ups can make the most of their first pop-up event.
Located in the Fort St. John area of Northern BC, Cecil Lake Honey produces 100% pure honey, pollen and honey-based products like lip balm, skin cream, soap and candles.
There are a million reasons why implementing eco-friendly practices can benefit your start-up. However, when it comes down to it, three reasons come out on top – it’s good for the planet, it’s good for your brand and it’s good for business.
HaloApparel is a home-based business that focuses on custom made-to-measure athletic wear that uses the highest quality fabrics to ensure the best possible garment.
Balancing motherhood and entrepreneurship is no easy feat, but Smithers’ own Melissa Bennett is doing it in style. The young mom is the owner of SOLE Shoes, a boutique shoe store providing comfortable, quality footwear for women, children and men.
Let’s face it – starting a business is daunting.It can be even tougher for women to take the leap into entrepreneurship. For instance, a lack of female mentors can be a big barrier for women looking to set off on their own. The ThriveNorth Project has been helping to address this by connecting with and […]
Hiring staff is hard for any company, but to build a solid team for a young business is even harder.
Amy Brockmeyer is an elementary school teacher turned food entrepreneur whose artisanal ice cream, A+ Ice Cream, is taking Hazelton, BC by storm.
Here are some key things you need to know in order to work with influencers to promote your brand.
The youth of today face many unique challenges and, now more than ever, support is needed in many Canadian communities.While community-supported programs do exist in the Terrace, B.C. region, there is still a ways to go to ensure that area youth are receiving the support they need.Tara works full-time as an occupational therapist at the […]
It’s no secret that being an entrepreneur requires a strong work ethic. On top of that, there is a lot of pressure to stay constantly connected.
We put together this list of amazing local Northern BC businesses to help inspire your holiday shopping this season. From trendy boutiques to fun travel experiences, you can find something for everyone without having to leave your local community.
Located on the Skeena River, Jaclyn Gagnon and her husband Jon have transformed their quiet 90 acres of farmland in Terrace, BC, into a nature escape.