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Kevin Foreman, President of Black Sheep Business Consulting Corp., is Supporting Sustainable Brands

Kevin Foreman’s passion for business stems from his youth where he saw his family incorporate and grow multiple businesses. Being raised in a family of small business owners provides Mr. Foreman with a unique perspective to his clients success, endeavours, and challenges. He sits on the board of the Port Moody – Coquitlam Federal LPC EDA, as Organizational Chair and cherishes the community that has provided him with innate opportunity. He’s also President & Business Strategist of Black Sheep Business Consulting Corp., whos mission is to support sustainable brands in mitigating climate change, and building vibrant communities.

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Spirited Entrepreneur Matt Crowell Encourages Us to Slow Down, Buy Local, and Don’t Let Amazon Win

Matt Crowell is a passionate Entrepreneur and out of the box thinker. Matt founded GetintheLoop, on an $800 budget fresh out of playing professional hockey in Europe.

Matt and his team, alongside a group of advisors, has grown GetintheLoop into a technology platform that brings local consumers together with bricks and mortar businesses in communities across Canada.

Matt holds a Masters in Innovation from Antwerp Management School and a Bachelors of Science, Marketing from Rochester Institute of Technology in New York.

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Brett Colvin’s Goodlawyer is Providing Legal Advice On-Demand & Helping Innovate the Legal System

Dating back to law school, Brett Colvin had kept abreast of the access-to-justice crisis. According to Clio’s legal trends report, roughly 77% of legal needs in North America go unmet. Bloated billable hours and the intimidating prospect of hiring a lawyer leave countless business owners with out the legal help they need. As a corporate lawyer, I realized early on that I would never be able to afford my hourly rate if I were to start my own business. This troubling insight led to my obsession in transforming the traditional law firm model in a way that allowed lawyers to work more efficiently and, as a result, help more people. Goodlawyer was born out of that need, and my desire to increase access and affordability to quality legal services for startups and entrepreneurs like myself. Goodlawyer provides an on-demand, “a la carte” legal services marketplace that allows business owners to get professional legal help more efficiently — at a fraction of firm rates. This year to date, we are proud to have helped over 700 businesses across Canada with a modern approach to hiring a good lawyer.

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Carl Fransen is Proof of Concept That Leveraging Cloud Technology is the Future & Encourages Other CEO’s to Embrace Working from Anywhere

Carl Fransen is CEO, Entrepreneur, System Architect, Public Speaker, Author and World Traveler with over 22 years of progressive business and IT experience.

His passion is to make his mark on the world in a positive and lasting way. Carl wants to set an example for his son, that he can compete with integrity in today’s world, be very successful, and leave the world a better place.

Combining his technical/business based education with a long career steadily progressing up the corporate ladder, he decided to build a company that held true to his values. So, he founded and designed the next generation of IT support firm: CTECH Consulting Group Inc. CTECH is a completely automated, cloud based IT company designed to compete against any other IT firm without the overhead. They promote a life style to all our staff where they can work any where, at any time, access any information, on any device that is relevant to their job and collaborate with anyone they want to.

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Joel Sherlock is Co-Founder of Vitalis Extraction, a Global Manufacturing Giant in Extraction

A serial entrepreneur and business leader, Joel Sherlock is a born connector who has been building great teams and delivering the expertise to execute. Joel has been at the helm of 9 successful start-ups and corporate exits, including one of BC’s top private real estate brokerages, a national first action sports e-commerce company, a successful corporate consulting firm and a few private equity funds. Joel’s time is now focused on Kelowna, BC-based Vitalis Extraction Technology, an industry leader in manufacturing industrial supercritical CO2 extraction equipment, where he is Chairman and Co-Founder, as well as on Spectrum Asset Leasing and Doventi Capital. Doventi Capital in Vancouver is the private equity fund he co-founded to support professionals in the growing legal cannabis market. Spectrum Leasing in Toronto is an asset backed lender designed to support entrepreneurs and manufacturers in the world’s fastest growing market. Born in Winnipeg Manitoba, Joel’s early years were on the farm, that all seems a far cry from studying finance at UBC and Harvard Business School and offices in Vancouver, Kelowna and Toronto. Joel still loves to balance all this travel with a few days on the farm, with no phone or internet.

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Augustine Wong is On a Mission to Show People That They Too Can Invest in Real Estate

Augustine Wong (www.augustine-wong.com) grew up in Vancouver, BC and worked as a computer engineer for almost 10 years. 6 years ago, he started investing in real estate after attending a Keyspire real estate investing seminar. Over time, he built up a portfolio of 3 income properties and used different real estate investing strategies to generate 5-figure passive income annually. At the same time, he slowly realized that all of the hard work and dedication to his full time job translated very often into being passed over for promotions and long nights spent staring at a laptop. He realized that being smart and hard working meant little in the corporate world. But being smart and hard working when investing your own money translated into success.

Because of his bitter experience working as an employee for someone else and his success being a real estate investor, Augustine is on a mission to show people that they too can be real estate investors so that they do not need to feel so dependent on their full time jobs to survive. When working with his clients, his goal is not to help them earn more money but to help them make investments which will empower them to pursue the lives that they truly desire.

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Jessica Schacht is Co-Founder of Ampersand Distilling Company, One of the Top Craft Distilleries in BC

Jessica Schacht is an artist and entrepreneur based on Vancouver Island in the Cowichan Valley. As a co-founder of Ampersand Distilling Company she manages sales and communications and has helped develop the award winning recipes that make Ampersand one of the top craft distilleries in British Columbia. Jessica has found many ways to combine her passion for art & entrepreneurship. In 2017 she started a cocktail column for the Cowichan Valley Voice called “History Glass” exploring the origins of classic cocktails. Jessica is also a public speaker on transferrable skills and entrepreneurship and has spoken at the University of Victoria, Pacific Opera Victoria’s Artist Development Program, and the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance Summit.

Ampersand Distilling Co. is owned and operated by the Schacht family, whose five-acre organic farm and craft distillery is situated in the Cowichan Valley, British Columbia. The company was born out of Jeremy and Jessica Schacht’s love for craft cocktails and sparked to life when Jeremy and his father Stephen – both trained engineers – combined their knowledge of science and traditional distilling techniques to produce hand-crafted spirits with exceptional flavours. Together with Jeremy’s mother Ramona Froehle-Schacht – an avid organic farmer – the family fuse their individual passions into a thriving business whose high-quality organic spirits have become staples in the industry and home bars across North America.

Ampersand’s name pays homage to the grammatical logogram that forges connections across vast concepts. The subtle symbol signifies a powerful collaboration between the Schacht family, each of whom lends their personal passion and skills to the business. Ampersand brings together science and art, representing the craft of distilling spirits; technology and tradition, uniting innovative methods and old-world distilling styles; ingredients and techniques, allowing pure wild-harvested botanicals and B.C.-grown wheat to shine; and family and friends, who can share the simple joy of sipping a well-made spirit.

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Jane Stoller Gives Insights on Transitioning from Corporate Career Climber to Global Declutter Coach

Jane Stoller is a Swiss-Canadian life-biz organizer, speaker, author and university instructor whose passion is in decluttering spaces and organizing business processes. Jane wrote her first book in 2016 to help friends get more organized. It ultimately gained international attention, and this allowed Jane to turn her passion into a profitable business, Organized Jane.

Stoller’s global reach has helped thousands gain clarity and get organized with her critically acclaimed books, Organizing For Your Lifestyle and Decluttering for Dummies (Wiley Publishing). Additionally, Stoller has created a sought-after Business Booster course that helps business owners cut through the clutter and gain back their time, and has been featured on numerous talk shows, podcasts and magazines.

With a proven track record in both the corporate and entrepreneurial realms, Jane has spent the last decade helping unprofitable businesses become profitable. Not only do Jane’s strategies impact her clients’ work environments, but their personal lives as well, as all organizing processes start with the closet. Her mantra? “The closet sets the mood for the entire day. It’s also an ideal place to practice and hone organizing skills that can transfer over to the rest of your organizing goals. Choosing clothes from a laser-focused closet, you’re well on your way to a structured, system-driven office space.”

When Stoller sets down her pen and paper, she puts on her teaching hat. Stoller lectures at Vancouver Island University in Canada for part of the year, helping students learn management skills.

Jane also aims to give back to businesses and organizations in her local communities through her passion for education. She is doing pro-bono work for ONE TO ONE, A Children’s Literacy Program, and assisting indigenous children with their schooling on Vancouver Island and the Sea to Sky corridor.

Stoller currently resides in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.

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Mike Desjardins is CEO of ViRTUS, Which Focuses on Leadership Development and Strategic Planning

Mike Desjardins (pronounced day-jhar-dain) is an entrepreneur, husband, dad, Crossfitter, skier, yoggie, and long-time meditator. His business, ViRTUS (pronounced ver-tuss), has been on an 18 year journey focused on making a difference in the lives of others through leadership development and strategic planning. His clients are $100M+ medium to large enterprise organizations spread across Canada. ViRTUS was proud to become certified as a BCorp this past week.

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Amongst Forbes’ Top Real Estate Entrepreneurs, Morgan Browne Shares Market Intelligence About Vancouver and Insights on Top BC Communities to Invest in Next

Morgan Browne is a fierce and passionate partner at Oakwyn Realty. Co-founding the company in 2014, Morgan has nurtured Oakwyn Realty into Vancouver’s fastest-growing realty brokerage. Morgan’s can-do attitude and passion for building make it possible for Oakwyn’s forward-thinking and expansion plans. Driven to make a difference in the Canadian business community and embracing change in the real estate industry.

Oakwyn is one of the fastest-growing brokerage firms in the Vancouver Real Estate marketplace. Oakwyn Realty has grown exponentially since its inception in 2014, with 4 offices, 300+ realtors, and $2.7 billion dollars in sales in 2018 and is one of the top real estate agencies in Vancouver. Committed to a new, collaborative model that innovates every step – Oakwyn Realty wants to set new standards in service and satisfaction by re-inventing the real estate industry! Entrepreneurs are the backbone of Canada’s economy.

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