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Staying focused and networking created a Vancouver real estate empire

Susan Au-Young is a Senior Mortgage Broker (https://www.susanauyoung.ca). Raised in Vancouver most of her life, Susan is very passionate in working with people and developed a knack for helping clients understand the many financial risks and opportunities they face; while providing a vast wealth of products through Canada’s largest banks, credit unions, trust companies, and financial institutions.

Entrepreneurial Connections – Networking, diversity, resilience and becoming more valuable.


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How to control brands, products and everything from the manufacturing to the end-users

Rob Hatch is currently living in Ladysmith BC on a small hobby farm with his family. For Rob, Living on the west coast is the best of both worlds with being a short distance from both the mountains and the ocean. The west coast is what inspired Rob to start his company Big Venture Sales and continues to inspire his brands Crave Stevia and Aromatic Creation. Rob has been working on his businesses for over 30 years and is constantly learning and adapting to the ever-changing world as his business continues to grow.


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BC entrepreneur is showing international clothing companies how they can put sustainability first

Selina Ho is the Founder & CEO of Recloseted, a one-stop-shop for sustainable fashion brands. Recloseted launches + scales slow fashion brands and helps existing brands become more eco-friendly through their consulting services and online programs. The company is based in Vancouver and serves clients worldwide.


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Canadians are buying cars online and having them delivered to their door

In 2010, based on his experience working in car dealerships, Cody Green started Canada Drives, enabling Canadians for the first time to get approved for auto financing online.

Fast forward to 2021 – Canada Drives is the fastest growing platform empowering Canadians to buy a vehicle 100% online and have it delivered straight to their door.


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How the Tinder app of the car industry is going to change the way we buy cars

Today’s guest is Mark Raison. Born and raised in Surrey BC, Mark is the owner of the company Drivveauto.com and has over 14 years of experience working with car dealerships, assisting them in transferring their inventory onto online platforms.


Shape your future in #Lethbridge. Bold. Vibrant. Technological. The bright, affordable choice for business builders. Grow now at https://entrepreneur.chooselethbridge.ca

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Kelsey Carignan conquered Cancer and thinks you can too

Kelsey Carignan is a mother of two boys and was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in 2018 at the age of 32 years old. Kelsey decided to make breast cancer the best thing that ever happened to her and started sharing her breast cancer journey online when she realised there was a lack of relatable and real content available for people going through the same thing. She also started asking people to complete random acts of kindness and to tag her so she could see how much good could come from a negative situation which helped to get her through her lowest points. After undergoing a bilateral mastectomy and eight aggressive rounds of chemotherapy, Kelsey is now in remission and is using her voice and her knowledge to empower and uplift others going through similar experiences with her platform Vibrant Yogi.


Canada’s Trade Accelerator Program is presented by the World Trade Centre Vancouver. It gives BC-based businesses the training and support needed to become a successful exporter. Go to www.wtcvancouver.ca/tap and find out more.

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Social Impact Investing is fast becoming the most sought-after financing for entrepreneurs

Social Impact Investing combines purpose AND profits and is powering the biggest, boldest, bravest ideas building technology for good. Investing in entrepreneurs addressing the biggest challenges by connecting them with the resources and capital they need to thrive is a strategy deployed by future-focused corporations committed to communities.

In our podcast today, Leah Nguyen talks about Telus – once primarily renowned as a communications company and now diversified in health, education, agriculture and the environment; and how this progressive corporation is leveraging the power of technology and social impact investing to drive better social outcomes and economic growth.

You’ll learn what sectors the Telus Pollinator Fund funds, what size and level of investment they make, and how global companies can access the fund if there is a dire t or indirect benefit to Canadians.

Leah is an Investment Director for the TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good, which brings a dual-lens approach to investing in the next generation of startups that are leveraging technology to build solutions that drive positive social, health, and/or environmental outcomes. She drove the strategy and execution for launching the TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good, and now leads sourcing, evaluating, and executing investment opportunities that align with the Fund’s key areas of focus. Leah is active in the startup ecosystem, mentoring entrepreneurs and aspiring VCs, and regularly participates in speaking engagements and as a judge in pitch competitions.

Prior to launching the Pollinator Fund for Good, Leah held different roles at TELUS. Most recently, she was with TELUS Ventures, one of Canada’s longest standing and most active corporate venture funds where she helped to identify and source investments to drive growth into new markets while also serving as a strategic advisor to other TELUS business units.

Before TELUS, Leah was a management consultant with Accenture and a project manager at lululemon athletica. Outside of work, Leah stays active with her husband and three kids, serves as a board member for the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau, and volunteers with the parent advisory committee at her children’s school. She holds a BBA from Simon Fraser University.


Canada’s Trade Accelerator Program is presented by the World Trade Centre Vancouver. It gives BC-based businesses the training and support needed to become a successful exporter. Go to www.wtcvancouver.ca/tap and find out more.

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Write & Grow Rich: How & When To Use a Book to Supersize Your Happiness, Social Impact & Bank Account

Join Host, Angela Faye on Canada’s Podcast speaking to Kimberley Day (http://www.kimberleyday.com) about the mindset and practical steps you can take to “Write & Grow Rich

Because YOU are the #1 low cost, high return asset that 95% of entrepreneurs forget to capitalize on. And, if you want to position yourself as the go-to expert in your industry, stand out from the crowd against your competition, and get new customers coming to you on autopilot, then your business needs a book with your name on the cover!

If you have a compelling value proposition that can positively impact people you serve but are missing the tool to connect with them. You find yourself as 1 of 5 others in the ‘same room’ offering almost the same thing. Or if you have ever found yourself struggling or miserable working with a less than ideal client…this is for you!

And yes, knowing this was a problem for MOST coaches, consultants and service-based entrepreneurs, Kimberley Day changed the course of her own business to help others overcome the daily struggle of finding their next client, stand out from the crowd in their industry, & increase visibility, credibility & authority by publishing a book. For 13 years she was one of usually a dozen financial advisors at every networking event, struggling to compete for clients in an overcrowded and skeptical market.

After publishing her first book, the “Financial Fitness Playbook: The Ultimate Guide to Winning the Money Game“, she was able to double her income in less than 12 months using the same strategies she now teaches in her new book and signature program.


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Find out how Mark Tsemak and Red Square are saving lives, one bite at a time with Keto products

Mark Tsemak is the owner of Red Square Bakery and Powerflax Holdings in Burnaby BC. He started the company in 1990 manufacturing Authentic Russian Food Products: That include piroshki, vareniki and others. 20 years ago he invented Diabetic Friendly Keto Powerflax Baking mix and started producing Keto Baked Products: breads, buns, waffles, cinnamon buns and much more. They currently produce over 140 products helping their clients to overcome autoimmune system disorders with our Keto Powerflax Healing Food Regimen.


Canada’s Trade Accelerator Program is presented by the World Trade Centre Vancouver. It gives BC-based businesses the training and support needed to become a successful exporter. Go to www.wtcvancouver.ca/tap and find out more.

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Blair Kaplan’s entrepreneurial insights on the five resilience muscles needed now more than ever!

As entrepreneurs, we are resilient.

The global pandemic has simply brought light to this. And, what makes us MORE resilient than others has a lot to do with our autonomy, how quickly we need to shift and adapt in our rapidly changing world.

In our podcast today, Blair Kaplan (http://www.blairkaplan.ca) shows up in all her vulnerability to share 5 impactful themes you can build resilience into who you are and how you show up in business:

  1. Encourage Intrepreneurs
  2. Legacy Build
  3. Be Forgiving
  4. Understand your Relationship Economics
  5. Take Proactive Action

Blair Kaplan Venables is an expert in social media marketing and the president of Blair Kaplan Communications, a Pemberton-based PR agency. As a pioneer in the industry, she brings more than a decade of experience to her clients, which include global wellness, entertainment and lifestyle brands. Blair has helped her customers grow their followers into the tens of thousands in just one month, win integrative marketing awards and more. She has spoken on national stages and her expertise has been featured in media outlets including CBC Radio, CEOWORLD Magazine, She Owns It and Thrive Global. Blair is also the #1 bestselling author of Pulsing Through My Veins: Raw and Real Stories from an Entrepreneur and cohost of the Dissecting Success podcast. When she’s not working on the board for her local chamber of commerce, you can find Blair growing the “I Am Resilient Project,” an online community where users share their stories of overcoming life’s most difficult moments. You can learn more and submit your story at www.iamresilient.info.


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