Category: Customer Close-Up

Inside+Out Designs: Creating Affordable Access to Interior Design

Inside+Out Designs: Creating Affordable Access to Interior Design

How do you test whether you have a great business concept? Focus groups, surveys, pilot projects? How about discovering that your friendly acquaintance and fellow designer has been mulling over the same bright idea for an interior design business? And for exactly the same length of time—six years? “It was way too serendipitous,” says Carla … Continued

Sea Change Brewing: Embracing Change in Edmonton’s Craft Brewery Scene with Unstoppable Creativity

Sea Change Brewing: Embracing Change in Edmonton’s Craft Brewery Scene with Unstoppable Creativity

Sea Change Brewing Co.’s founders have definitely experienced profound changes together. As a group of friends participating in Edmonton’s perennially booming independent music scene in the aughts, they probably wouldn’t have predicted a shared entrepreneurial future. But Ian McIntosh made a series of life-changing decisions three years ago and took his friends along for the … Continued

Soul Bite Food: Vegan Comfort Food on a Mission to End World Hunger

Soul Bite Food: Vegan Comfort Food on a Mission to End World Hunger

A dish isn’t called “comfort food” for no reason. And Soul Bite Food’s flaky phyllo pastries, exotic spices, and hearty rolls provide plenty of comfort, especially to vegan eaters. But, incredibly, this company is determined to provide comfort to more than just their customers. Through the power of stuffed veggies, cabbage rolls, and mushroom and … Continued

Jack59: Plastic-Free and pH-Balancing Shampoo Bars – Finally!

Jack59: Plastic-Free and pH-Balancing Shampoo Bars – Finally!

Jack59, the Edmonton-based shampoo and conditioner bar company, started the way so many innovative businesses do. Because a smart, capable woman became determined to create a livelihood on her own terms. “I was a dental assistant for most of my life with two kids, eighteen years apart,” says Vanessa Marshall, Jack59 founder. “I was really … Continued