Before Greig Perantinos was 20, he opened his first Cool Moose Creamery store in Tottenham, Ont. Since then he has expanded his business to neighbouring Alliston and will be opening a new store this year in Cookstown.
Andrea Belvedere, a fourth-year student at Ryerson’s Ted Rogers School of Management, is technically not an entrepreneur, but she is being featured because she may have done more for youth entrepreneurship than any other student or recent grad in Canada.
Ali McQuaid and Olga Kisza are recent grads who have been friends since Grade 11. While shared interests initially brought them together, it was their passion for fashion which had them thinking business: FictionFaction offers unique, one-of-a-kind headpieces for ladies of all ages.
Entrepreneurs put more than money on the line when choosing self-employment, but knowing they’re not alone can help make the most of their company’s potential. Connecting the masses at Sprouter is Sarah Prevette, a young web entrepreneur committed to revolutionizing how entrepreneurs use social media.
Soko Company founder Jonathan Davids details his experiences as an entrepreneur and how he transformed a few thousand dollars into an online business that attracts a monthly audience of a quarter of a million readers.
Leading the helm at NotableTV is young entrepreneur Julian Brass, who was able to turn a teenage passion into a business and career that matched his interests. His experiences as a young entrepreneur are shared here and provide a glimpse into how he to got started with his own company.
Social entrepreneurs are people who recognize a need for change or improvement in a certain aspect of society and engineer their company to address this need. They start charities and not-for-profit organizations with the sole intent of making the world a better place.
Securing a long-term business partner (or partners) who shares your passion and work ethic could be critical to your success as an entrepreneur. They can help you get started quicker, specialise in work better and grow your business faster.
If you’re looking at self-employment as a viable career option, or just looking to generate a little side income, there are easy, effective ways to get started. But whatever product or service you choose to offer the world, be creative!