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PROFILES - BUSINESS
30 Jul 2016

The App Every Black Woman Has Been Waiting For

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Let’s face it—finding a hair stylist who specializes in black hair—or who isn’t afraid of it—can be very difficult. I’ll never forget the time I went to House of Lords in downtown Toronto to get my hair done. I heard raving reviews about the place. All sorts of celebrities had been there and it had been in business since the beginning of time. 

25 Apr 2016

Pitch Contest Winner Says He Won't Touch Winnings For Now

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22-year-old Torontonian Owen Osinde, a student at Ryerson, was the big winner at a pitch contest at Branded TO, taking home a $5000 cheque for his startup, Sneakerdeck. 

20 Apr 2016

Young Entrepreneur Award Winner: "Define success based on your own goals"

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The 34th Annual Harry Jerome Awards is this Saturday in Toronto. The event is dedicated to recognizing individuals in the black community that personify excellence. Samantha Clarke is receiving the Young Entrepreneur Award. 

02 Mar 2016

"Moore" Than Just Beauty With Tracey And Raquel

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Tracey and Raquel Moore are a sister duo of digital entrepreneurs hailing from Ajax, Ontario who advocate for living fearlessly and breaking the mould of traditional beauty standards. 

17 Dec 2015

Behind the Bow Tie

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"Dan "Kobi" Amponsah is the CEO of Brampton-based custom bow tie company, Neck Couture.

16 Sep 2015

Karibu Thrift Store, A Second Chance Place: Giving People Purpose

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Former housing manager Vivian Keels, opened a social enterprise businesss called "Karibu Thrift Store" to provide work and work experience for people with mental and developmental disabilities. 

10 Jul 2015

Beyography Is Here! Work It Out By Dancing like Beyoncé

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Beyography has arrived and it’s all the rave in Toronto right now. The Beyoncé inspired dance class has spread quicker than you can say her name. 

02 Jul 2015

This Small Space Expert Is Revolutionizing The Tiny Apartment

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The Apt. by 8OO SQ FT.  is a first-of-its-kind shoppable apartment that offers a curated collection of home, fashion and beauty - hand selected for the urban dweller.

25 Jun 2015

Toronto designer: "I'm Just A Regular Kid From Jane and Finch"

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Jason Blackwood, 27, a mentor-turned-entrepreneur from Toronto wants his clothing brand Grandslammer$ to act as a symbol inspiring people in his community to strive towards their dreams.

09 Jun 2015

Entrepreneur Develops Solution For Property Managers

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Whether voice, text or email, when you need to get a message out, Andre McNaughton says his system is the fastest way to spread the word. The idea for his RentBark software was inspired by frustration. 

02 Jun 2015

‘Shoe Nuts’ Turn Passion Into Business

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When friends Leslie Roach and Shamere Gentles were growing up along Scarborough’s Agincourt basketball courts, they couldn’t afford to buy the hottest new NBA kicks (Jordans, obviously). 

07 May 2015

The Essence of Ellé: Ethically Made Canadian Fashion

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As a self-proclaimed style enthusiast who tries to keep up with my local style happenings, I had not heard of Ellé Marks before receiving the invite to the grand opening.

16 Mar 2015

Entrepreneur Ricky Neckles On Starting From Zero

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Ricky Neckles is a Grenadian-born Canadian entrepreneur, mechanical engineer, software developer, public speaker and community servant.

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