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Jeremy O’Krafka would have unwittingly run his new business into the ground if a guiding hand hadn’t reached out to stop him. “My tech company had raised its first round of funding. And I was spending it fast. During one of our regular meetings, my mentor told me I was headed for trouble, and helped… Continue reading
The idea of The Cheese Gallery was created in 2010 when owner Casey Thomson decided to leave the corporate world and become her own boss. Casey wanted to create a place that encourages ALL the pleasures — from drinking your morning tea out of a stunning hand-made cup to gobbling up a really stinky Epoisses… Continue reading
Darryl Hindle from Meaford, Ontario approached the Centre for Business in 2010 to finance a mobile water dispensing business called the Quench Buggy. The business idea was a result of the increase in use of bottled water and the increasing environmental concerns about the disposal of plastic bottles. When Municipalities and organizations were banning the… Continue reading
David Wilding-Davies, a former Olympic equestrian had a dream to own a farm in Africa. In 1998, David moved to Zimbabwe determined to find the farming operation he sought. In 2000, he found and bought a farm in Zimbabwe that now produces Ashanti coffee beans. Ashanti Coffee received the Coffee Grower of the Year award… Continue reading
QUESTION: What has 269 offices, 1360 staff, 3415 volunteers, has assisted in the creation of over 495,800 jobs and invested in excess of $4.2 billion into the rural Canadian economy? ANSWER: The Community Futures Network of Canada. This great video highlights some of the successes that our CF network has achieved.