Social Enterprise Spotlight: Homegrown

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in Business Spotlight, Huron's Entrepreneurs, SBEC News | 0 comments

Doing well by doing good, Homegrown Land Bank Group is an incredible example of a local social enterprise that has a big impact. Homegrown brings together farmers from the local community in an online farmer’s market to help them reach markets they might not have access to otherwise. The online farmer’s market connects consumers to their favourite local producers with a convenient food basket that can be picked up at multiple locations in...

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Fall Business Workshops!

Posted by on Sep 18, 2017 in Coming Events, SBEC News, Workshops & Special Events | 0 comments

Critical Reflection with Carol Casey  Oct. 5, 2017 | Small Business Centre, Goderich | 6:00-8:00 pm The practice of reflection is known to expedite transfer of knowledge to practice; generate higher quality work performance, and promote professional growth. This workshop engages participants in an exploration of how critical reflection can be implemented through discussion, reflective exercises and group practice. $10.00 Excel for...

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Summer Company Spotlight: Rustic Signs

Posted by on Aug 30, 2017 in Business Spotlight, Huron's Entrepreneurs, SBEC News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

It all started with a brilliant idea to paint Canadian flags on old wooden pallets to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. Now, 16 year-old Jonnie Lavis runs his business, Rustic Signs, as part of the Summer Company Program, funded by the Province of Ontario. Jonnie makes signs with eco-friendly paint on wood pallets, and has recently started painting barn quilts on large pieces of plywood. He says he’s learned a lot about business already:...

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Social Enterprise Spotlight: Upcycle Lifestyle

Posted by on Aug 24, 2017 in Business Spotlight, Huron's Entrepreneurs, SBEC News | 0 comments

Every good story starts with an ugly sweater. And this story is awesome. 23 year-old Ann Gibson just finished her degree in Environmental Engineering at Waterloo University, and is going on for her Masters in Environment and Sustainability this September at the University of Western Ontario. With her degrees, she will have lived and worked in six different cities on co-op placements. Lucky for Goderich, Ontario, her latest co-op placement was at...

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Summer Company Spotlight: Kleinton’s Woodwork

Posted by on Aug 23, 2017 in Business Spotlight, Huron's Entrepreneurs, SBEC News | 0 comments

I think we all have a story of that exceptional teacher who helped us find our passion—or at least to love a subject that might have otherwise been a bore. 19 year-old Kleinton Saunders took woodworking by chance in grade 11, and now he’s running his own business, Kleinton’s Woodworking, with the Summer Company Program, funded by the Province of Ontario. Woodworking is the perfect challenge for this self-proclaimed perfectionist (and...

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Summer Company Spotlight: Garden Gurus

Posted by on Aug 21, 2017 in Business Spotlight, Huron's Entrepreneurs, SBEC News | 0 comments

She’s the entrepreneurial triple threat —she’s got creative ideas, a solid work ethic, and a welcoming spirit that’s contagious. Shelby Farquhar started Garden Gurus this summer as part of the Summer Company program, funded by the Province of Ontario. A Clinton resident, this 22 year-old found her passion for plants a few years ago and hasn’t looked back. She’s wise beyond her years too. When asked what made her decide to apply...

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