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3 Life Hacks for the Student Entrepreneur

Posted by on September 15th, 2014

The workload of an entrepreneur and the workload of a full time student are solid burdens on their own. Here are 3 life hacks for the student entrepreneur who is ambitious enough to do both. Problem: “I can’t wake up early!” Joining the 5am club or at least waking up earlier helps extract more hours […]

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Making it as an Introvert in the Business World

Posted by on September 11th, 2014

List the qualities of successful CEOs. Undoubtedly the list will contain: outgoing, energetic, well-spoken. Naturally, extroverted people are the ones we propel to leadership positions. Extroverts make it seem like they’ve got it all together, or if they haven’t, their personable attitude allows you to trust them to figure it out. Now why is that? […]

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My First Video Marketing Experience

Posted by on September 8th, 2014

Almost everything was in place my new business – we had our suppliers, customers and website. Next up we needed to market and build brand recognition within the community. How did we want to do this? There certainly wasn’t a big marketing budget… so we decided on video marketing! Why video marketing? Videography is growing. […]

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The great sticker debate — and how it changed our partnership

Posted by on July 31st, 2014

I still remember our first fight as business partners. It wasn’t over marketing, operations, or even finances. Believe it or not, it was over stickers. That’s right, those cute kids stickers with colourful animals, cupcakes and trucks. It was in the early days of Marmanbee when we were trying to decide on items to include […]

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The 3 Things All Successful Startup Founders MUST Have

Posted by on July 28th, 2014

After attending the premiere of Startup Community by Taylor Jackson and Lindsay Coulter, I left the Chrysalids Theatre feeling inspired and at the same time a little frustrated. Upon reflection, I found that the source of my frustration was not caused by the message of the film, but with the medium. In my opinion, film […]

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Your customer interviews just got easier with Google Forms

Posted by on July 17th, 2014

The Laurier Launchpad program emphasizes customer interviews throughout the lean startup process. The idea is that feedback and insights from these potential customers will be the basis for product and business decisions moving forward. This reduces the tendency for entrepreneurs to rely on their own untested assumptions or gut feelings. At Teknically, interviews have been […]

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Play the Student Card

Posted by on July 14th, 2014

Being a student has its perks, especially when it comes to building your startup. When my partner and I started building Local Line we told EVERYONE we were students. Why? Because it’s the easiest way to get a few minutes with the people you want to talk to. The idea that students are these young, […]

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