Make It Business Magazine | Inspiring Small Business & Entreprenuers To Think Big

Issue 44 – Six Pack of Success

October, 2011

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In honour of Small Business Month, Make It Business celebrates six companies whose unique stories will serve as inspiration to take your business to the next level.

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The Late Bloomer – Ilse Phillips of Ambrosia Gift Baskets

Written By Franka Cordua-von Specht
Posted in Feature Articles, Issue 44 - Six Pack of Success, Issues

Isle Phillips spent the past 27 years as a health-care worker. Today she’s taken the scary leap into her next career as an entrepreneur with Ambrosia Gift Baskets

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The Family Man – Chuck Gandy of Gandy Installations

Written By makeitbusiness
Posted in Feature Articles, Issue 44 - Six Pack of Success, Issues

Chuck Gandy (centre), flanked by his father Charlie and son, Taylor, have grown the family business for 54 years

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The Data Diva – Johanna Mustapic of Triage Data Solutions

Written By Franka Cordua-von Specht
Posted in Feature Articles, Issue 44 - Six Pack of Success, Issues, Technology

Johanna Mustapic never set out to start a business, but 11 years later, Triage Data Solutions is one of the top document management companies in BC

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The Healers – Brio Integrative Health Centre

Written By makeitbusiness
Posted in Feature Articles, Issue 44 - Six Pack of Success, Issues

Dr. Jeffrey Lee and Dr. Neetu Dhiman have big plans for Brio Integrative Health Centre to create greater awareness for naturopathy and alternative medicine. Beyond that, Dr. Lee’s H.E.R.O.’s Business Solutions plans to be the go-to place for those practitioners to get business training.

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The Do-Gooder – Barry Stecyk of HevyD’s Old Fashioned Kettle Korn

Written By makeitbusiness
Posted in Articles, Feature Articles, Issue 44 - Six Pack of Success, Marketing & Branding

Doing the right thing has propelled Barry Stecyk’s HevyD’s Old Fashioned Kettle Korn to exponential growth, helped launch a second music promotion business, and keeps him busy 16 hours a day. Doing the right thing, plus some very saavy cross-marketing.

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The Angel – Thierry LeVasseur and nQbatr

Written By makeitbusiness
Posted in Articles, Feature Articles, Issue 44 - Six Pack of Success, Marketing & Branding

Serial entrepreneur Thierry LeVasseur wants to give away money – with a catch. His latest project, nQbatr, seeks to redefine the way business incubators work. Instead of courting geeks, he’s looking for seasoned business minds who’ve spotted a hidden need and require a technological kick-start. Instead of providing just cash, this angel investor has assembled 20 C-level executives to provide mentoring and support.

Fiona-Walsh

Wealthy School Revolution fundraising business gets ‘A’ for originality

Written By Fiona Walsh
Posted in Articles, Issue 44 - Six Pack of Success, Sales & Systems

One definition of inspiration is “the process of being mentally stimulated to do something, especially something creative.” Inspired people make things happen. Entrepreneurship has been the driving force behind a lot of social change – Ford, Microsoft, Sony, Dell, Apple, …

Victor Chew Wong - Publisher and Editor

After a short break we have returned to our improved program

Written By Victor Chew Wong
Posted in Articles, Issue 44 - Six Pack of Success, Marketing & Branding

Whoever coined the term, “a change is as good as a vacation” was both right and wrong. After seven-plus years of putting out Make It Business magazine, my business partner, Josh, and I took a little hiatus. It was the …

Simeen Gaidhar-Bhanji

Prime the cash-flow pump to put money back in your pocket

Written By Simeen Gaidhar-Bhanji
Posted in Articles, Financial Health, Issue 44 - Six Pack of Success

Saving money is ingrained in us from birth, whether it’s putting coins in piggybanks or our allowance in a cookie jar. The methods may be different today. The concept remains the same. Given the tough times, small businesses need to …

Martin Wong - Internet Marketing

Embrace the mobile frontier to win more customers

Written By Martin Wong
Posted in Articles, Issue 44 - Six Pack of Success, Technology

A friend said something last month that really resonated with me. “Do people look at the big billboards at the Super Bowl nowadays, or do they just focus on their phones?” Whether you admit it or not, most people are …

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