5 young Successful Canadian Entrepreneurs. As jobs for young people become increasingly scarce, many Canadians under the age of 30 are trying their hands at starting their own businesses. The Canadian economy added 61,000 jobs in September 2016, but the private sector actually posted a loss of 15,000 — the growth came from the public sector, and from a jump of 38,900 in the number of self-employed workers. Statistics Canada’s latest numbers show 3 per cent of small business owners were under 30 in 2007, and as the population ages, this number is expected to grow. CBC News spoke to entrepreneurs across the country about their business ventures, and about what advice they would give others who are starting or running small businesses.
Canadian Entrepreneurs Reveal Secrets to Success
Marc Almon started Opolo Pictures Inc. in 2007 at the age of 27. After producing a number of short films, Almon recently finished his first feature-length film, Bye Bye, Blackbird, due for release later this year. April Glavine, founder of Lean Machine Inc., started her company in 2005. The Moncton-based company leases vending machines stocked with healthy snacks to high schools and health care facilities. Monica Mei is the CEO of What I’m Wearin’, a Toronto-based company with a new mobile application that allows users to share photos of their style choices. Cassandra Rush, founder of Sassy Cassy’s Boots Inc., started her company in 2009 with help from the Canadian Youth Business Fund. Evgeny Tchebotarev is the co-founder and creative director of 500px, a web-based platform for sharing photographs. Follow the link to read the whole story about the 5 young Canadian entrepreneurs who reveal reveal secrets to success from CBC News Business.
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