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Category: Business

Canada’s best entrepreneurs and business people have succeeded, failed, and learned a ton along the way. Now it’s time to hear their stories.

May 1, 2017

Jamie Clarke - “Entrepreneurs Are Adventurers”

Jamie Clarke has scaled Mount Everest twice, travelled across the desert on the back of a camel, and has written numerous books on the life of an adventurer. He also is the co-founder of Live Out There, an e-commerce company dedicated to getting the world outside. As someone who has led both expeditions and employees, we asked Jamie what lessons he's learned on the side of a mountain that could be directly applied to running a business. Along the way, Jamie also touches on how he was able to go into business with his best friend (and have it be successful), and how to differentiate yourself from your competitors.

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April 24, 2017

Dragon’s Den’s Manjit Minhas - “There is such a thing as a Canadian dream”

Manjit Minhas is an entrepreneur, beer baroness, and Dragon on CBC's Dragon's Den. While she only recently entered the national spotlight on CBC's Dragon's Den, she has been entrepreneurial her whole life, from having a lemonade stand as an eight-year-old, to co-founding a liquor company when she was only 19. Less than two decades later, Minhas Brewery is the 9th largest brewery in the world, and is home to brands such as Boxer and Mountain Crest Beer.

We sat down with Manjit to learn a little bit more about her origin story, the advice other Dragons gave her when she joined the cast of CBC's Dragon's Den, and what she looks for in an entrepreneur, before she invests a dime of her hard-earned money.

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April 17, 2017

Wean Green - “The Kardashians asked for free samples and we said no”

Melissa Gunning is the founder of Wean Green, a glass food container company founded in Calgary. After noticing a need in the market for reliable, eco-friendly glassware, Melissa decided to make it herself. What followed is a whirlwind adventure that includes trips to the Golden Globes, her life savings spontaneously exploding on her lawn, and a hilarious encounter with the Kardashians. 

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April 10, 2017

DECO Windshield Repair - “Opportunities are open to anyone with guts”

Serial entrepreneur Matt Horne, Founder of DECO Windshield Repair and Beep For Service, sits down with Bootkik to provide insights on the role discipline and conviction plays in the life of an entrepreneur, and how his athletic background set him up for success. As someone who has scaled DECO from 2 locations to over a hundred, Matt also has valuable advice to entrepreneurs looking to expand their business: stay customer obsessed.

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March 28, 2017

Rocky Mountain Soap Company - “Get out there and do it; you’ll learn the most from that”

If you live in Western Canada and have an affinity for smelling great, you're familiar with Rocky Mountain Soap Company. We sat down with Co-owner Cam Baty to hear the story of Rocky Mountain Soap's origins, how they developed such an exciting brand, and how farmer's markets are entrepreneurship at its finest.

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March 28, 2017

Village Brewery - “Find out what you stand for”

Calgary's Village Brewery is known for two things: great beer, and a love for the community. We sat down with Jim Button and Larry Kerwin, two of Village's co-founders, to discuss the craft brewery's origins, social enterprises, and more.

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March 28, 2017

Brett Wilson - “Canada needs to build out its angel investment community”

Dragon's Den alumni, investor, entrepreneur and prairie boy Brett Wilson sits down with the Bootkik team to discuss how he wound up on CBC, how great of a marketer Michael Buble is, the hot bed of jewelry manufacturing in Regina, Saskatchewan, and more.

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