Business of Change: How Canadian Entrepreneurs Created Success Out of Hardship

Being a business owner means you always have to be prepared to pivot at a dime, even during a global pandemic. Here's a look at how some Canadian entrepreneurs faced the biggest challenge of their career head on and came out on top. 

 

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Online Grocery Platform Couryah Proves Fruitful Venture for Brothers

For Mohamed Soliman and his brother Omar, going into business was never about striking it rich, it was about making their father proud.

 

 

 

LotiWellness

 

 

Therapist behind Loti Wellness subscription box sparks new trend in pandemic gift-giving

As an occupational therapist, Kitty Shum always understood the value of self-care but when the pandemic hit, it became clear that sustaining mental health was fast becoming a national priority.

 

 

Food Industry

 

 

E-commerce brought fresh opportunities to food industry struggling with pandemic shelf

Running a food-focused business is challenging in the best of times but add a pandemic and lockdowns to the mix and these Canadian small business owners have their work cut out for them.

 

 

 

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From a Basement Venture to a Busy Warehouse, Lynn & Liana Serveware Dishes Advice on Cooking Up Global Sales

As a new mom, Melissa Funk never thought she would be able to successfully run a business. She soon realized that with family by her side and a burgeoning digital economy, the opportunities were endless.

 

 

 

LemonLavender

 

 

Mother-Daughter Owners of Lemon & Lavender Find Success After Pandemic Forced Business Online

Even before 2020 hit, the odds were always stacked against Christina Kotiadis.

 

 

 

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Nadia Lloyd's Passion for City, Social Justice Helped Catapult Business into Stardom

A vision, a little luck and plenty of perseverance turned 2020 into a showstopping year for a Toronto artist who now counts the city’s mayor and the Raptors as her biggest fans.

 

 

 

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First Nations Jewellers Sapling & Flint Doubled Down on Digital Strategy

Community and perseverance were the cornerstones that Dakota Brant built her business on, and so it was only natural that the pandemic renewed her sense of responsibility. 

 

 

 

SaplingFlint

 

‘Get Curious, Get Uncomfortable.’   Dahlia May Flower Farm’s First Foray into E-Commerce Finds 7-figure Success

Melanie Harrington ended 2020 much in the same way she started it – reflective and contemplating the future.

 

 

PayPalStudy

 

 

Pandemic Fast-Tracked Digital Transformation for Canadian Small Businesses, Survey Finds

A 2020 study of small business owners in Canada finds some fascinating insights about how entrepreneurs are dealing with the pandemic.

 

 

 

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