When lockdowns hit, and gyms were forced to close, Azzaro Hart was unsure his gym lobby juice bar would survive. But six years into his business, the Mighty Moose is slinging more shakes and smoothies than ever!
Sally Lunn and Michelle Nguyen were successful freelancers, but both found solo entrepreneurship a lonely experience. What they found in each other was the confidence, drive and freedom to team up and launch their own agency.
Matthew Broussard and Simon Cusack thought fundraising needed to move into the 21st century. So they led the charge, building an online platform that would handle the tedious regulatory and administrative work for charities and non-profits of all sizes—Rafflebox.
They say charity starts at home. While Chatting to Wellness is a for-profit organization, the founder was inspired to launch his solution-based business after seeing how loneliness and isolation left his own family's seniors feeling abandoned.
Former full-time mural artist Tina Nguyen's giant scrunchie set the tone for her whole business model—go big and go home. The 29-year-old has grown her business selling big hair scrunchies into a fast-growing Canadian hair accessory empire.
Farrah Korah is grounded, even as her balloon business is taking off. What started as a creative endeavour has quickly grown into a side hustle bringing in $400 a month for the full-time logistics manager with a flare for fun decor and stylish spaces.