20 Years Old, 5 Businesses Later… Here is What I’ve Learned About Making Choices
When should I start my business? Is this the business I should be building? Should I partner with these people? Should I advertise on Snapchat? What about Twitter? Musical.ly, what? I’m selling online already, should I get my product into stores? Should I open a brick and mortar
I didn't want to write this.
An authentic tale of self-awareness by a young entrepreneur. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been an entrepreneur. I taught myself to code when I was 6 and started freelancing around the age of 12. I did what any other entrepreneurial kids did when they were the
Artisans of Experience
Two weeks ago I wrote a blog post about how I was tired of talking and ready to start doing. Well. Here I am. Two weeks later and I’m ready to share what I’ve been doing and I’m fucking stoked. Six weeks ago I had coffee with
The $45 Startup
The Elevate Story, Part 1 “Ideas are shit, execution is the game.” I have come to the conclusion that truer words may have never been spoken. If you haven’t heard of Gary Vaynerchuck, you should right now. The quote was made famous to me in this video. (I strongly
Angels or Demons?
Angel investing has become so glorified that magnitudes of people are taking advantage of a booming startup market. Though not always a bad, it does cause a bitter/sweet scenario for entrepreneurs who are looking for funding. I really can’t speak for the market outside of Western Canada, but
Mistakes will be made
No matter what you ever do in life, you will make mistakes. Sometimes you’ll even fail. The fact is, we aren't perfect — we never will be. The beautiful thing is that we can learn from ourselves, and from others. This is the part where I could post a motivational
A New Era
The journey of rediscovering Kelowna. As many of you may know, I have recently, along with my good friend, Logan Hayman, been working endlessly prepping the launch of Taste Locally. Wow, what a journey it has been. Before I go on to explain how it all happened, let me explain