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How Starting My First Business Helped Me Sober Up

Posted by on March 17th, 2014

You can’t sleep. Every waking moment of the day you are filled with energy focusing every ounce of attention on your business. Making sure your product is coming together, your customers are being delighted, your interns are on task and your new employees are unleashing their potential. You are fully immersed in the marathon of [...]

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Join the 5am Club – I Dare You

Posted by on October 10th, 2013

I’m sure you’ve been told it before: many of the most successful people are early risers and get up with the birds.  For those of you who know Steve Farlow, it’s no surprise that his running shoes or bike tires are hitting the tarmac no later than 5:30am. If you’ve tried to get up early, [...]

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BBA Co-op Grad Turns Serial Technology Entrepreneur

Posted by on October 3rd, 2013

When applying to the Co-op Business Program at Laurier, Travis Schneider had no idea he was destined to become a serial technology entrepreneur. Travis discovered an internal drive to create his own enterprise while at Laurier, however wasn’t sure where to begin. With this in mind, Travis decided to create and operate his own landscape [...]

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Laurier Alumni Reconnect to Build Startup After 20+ Combined Years in Corporate Sales

Posted by on August 13th, 2013

After 10 years at Lexmark, Laurier Alumnus Mark Elliott shook things up and joined a Canadian relocation and moving business.  As the General Manager Mark was left with the responsibility to make it happen and re-build the Allied International Toronto team. Having kept in touch with his close university friend, Steve Gruber, Mark reached out [...]

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Start with a Tribe, Then Build a Village

Posted by on June 25th, 2013

Our world is rapidly changing to a hyper-niche culture where consumers are searching for products or services designed specifically for their interests and lifestyle. Gone are the days when you’d purchase a generic Rogers cable package.  Today, people with common passions and interests, tribes, are purchasing specific content packages; NHL Center Ice, The Food Network, [...]

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Laurier Alum Shares Why Startups Are A Great Place to Start Your Career

Posted by on May 30th, 2013

After going coast to coast on a summer broadcasting tour as a team lead event coordinator with YTV, Laurier alum Stephanie Goodman knew she loved marketing, but wasn’t really sure how to start her career.  She did however know that she was seeking a big challenge to start her journey. Although school was a thing [...]

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Sell Your Minimal Viable Product, then Build Your Business

Posted by on May 15th, 2013

If you’re going to build a house, it only makes sense to test the foundation to ensure it can support the mansion your about to build, right?  With a sound foundation you can build a strong house to live in for years to come – so why not take the same approach to building your [...]

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