The Barber of Yaletown – Behind the Business of Farzad’s Barber Shop
Every now and then on Behind the Business we get to share a really cool story that embodies one of the defining characteristics of the Canadian experience.
It’s All Fun and Games with See-Scape’s Sara Nguyen
See-Scape definitely isn't your average bar! The Toronto favorite is the brainchild of owner/operator Sara Nguyen, a young woman first-time entrepreneur who took some pretty wild ideas and brought to fruition a really unique neighborhood haunt.
Spreading the Stoke: Behind the Business with Slyde Handboards
Slyde is a growing company with fans all over the world - including a certain big-wave rider. As part of our series on companies using cloud-based accounting software, we interviewed co-owner of Slyde (and newlywed) Angela Watts about the company and its success.
Play On! Behind the Business with Allison Klein of Rose and Rex
Can a toy store be more than just a toy store? At first blush, Rose & Rex is clearly atypical - look elsewhere for the latest superhero stuff - but the difference goes deeper than the elegance of handmade construction. The purpose behind Rose & Rex isn't to sell plastic things to parents, but to encourage a shift in the development of their children.
Beyond Cash: Getting Paid the Modern Way
We’ve moved past the “cash, credit, or cheque” system of doing business. Today’s digital commerce offers countless payment gateway systems and merchant accounts., but so many options can be daunting. A little planning and research can go a long way.
Take a Hike! Behind the Business with Orange Sky Adventures’ Dylan Gallagher
Everyone needs to take some time to recharge and unwind every once in a while – not to mention unplug from technology! San Francisco's Orange Sky Adventures has got you covered. This unique startup makes it easy to plan a fantastic trip without getting bogged down in the details. Their tour guides take the same care with your trip as they would planning a trip for their best friends or family. And all the equipment is included! I had a chat with owner Dylan Gallagher to see what he could tell me about how this fun venture came about.
Old-School Craft, Modern Style: Behind the Business at The Coop
The Coop is a classic menswear shop in Toronto. It combines old-world customer service and respect for the craft, with a thoroughly modern understanding of style. We interviewed owner John Corallo and found out what's Behind the Business.
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