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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Summer Company Spotlight: GM Yard Service

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in Huron's Entrepreneurs, SBEC News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

He sees potential. Whether it’s landscaping, broken TVs, or Xbox sales, 16 year-old Greg McDonald knows how to create transformations that add value. He’s a business man at his core, and his first business, GM Yard Service operating out of Blyth, will likely be the first of many successful businesses. Greg started GM Yard Service with the help of the Summer Company program, funded by the Province of Ontario. Looking back, Greg thinks he’s...

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How to Choose the Right Market and Influence Buyers

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Coming Events, SBEC News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

There are no quick and easy steps to get your product into grocery stores or onto restaurant menus. But taking the time to explore potential sales channels and understand customer expectations about locally sourced food can be worth it. “Grocery stores and restaurants are looking for local food but there is still a price component. Restaurants that are independently owned have the flexibility and desire for local food,” says Wendy Banks of...

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The “Make Your Pitch” Huron Soup Event- A Great Opportunity for Women Entrepreneurs

Posted by on Feb 23, 2017 in Coming Events, SBEC News, Uncategorized, Workshops & Special Events | 0 comments

by Amy Zoethout Are you a woman entrepreneur looking for support to start or expand your business idea? The Small Business Centre, in collaboration with the Maker’s Mercantile, Fanshawe College, and Rural Response for Healthy Children, bring back the popular Huron SOUP event in support of women entrepreneurs. Huron SOUP is a micro-granting community event that supports women who are interested in starting (or growing) their own businesses...

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Video Entrepreneur Spotlight: Serenity Wellness and Spa

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Huron's Entrepreneurs, SBEC News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

We’re lucky to have Amanda Masses’s experience and entrepreneurial spirit in Huron County!  In 2016, we worked with Amanda, an RMT and Certified Acupuncturist, to help her open Serenity Spa. Since then her business has expanded to include a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, an Esthetician, and another RMT on her team. Congratulations, and welcome to Zurich, Serenity Wellness and Spa! They are open Mondays-Saturday and offer...

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