What’s the connection between an electrical company and a coffee shop? In Saint John that connection is Mike Duncan, owner of Duncan’s Electrical and – more recently – Rogue Coffee Company. The coffee shop features Pilot Roasters Coffee (Toronto) and Modbar brewing equipment in a very unique location. Mike hasn’t ventured into the coffee business alone. He and his wife Vanessa – both Saint Johners – started the business together in August 2017 after discovering a small space
Attending the Breakthru awards event is one of the highlights of my year. Breakthru – hosted by the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF), I didn’t envy the judges of the event this year – they had a very tough job choosing winners among the incredibly talented finalists. Vision Coaching became a corporate sponsor of Breakthru in 2015 because we love the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation of the competition. As part of our sponsorship, we provide leadership coach
Chris Long, President, ServiceMaster Saint John
Photo: Craig Allen Chris Long and his team are there when you really need them and often his customers call when they are in dire straits. They are the disaster restoration specialists at Saint John’s ServiceMaster Restore and ServiceMaster Clean. The franchise employs more than 40 people and uses state-of-the-art cleaning and restoration equipment, proprietary products and also provide ongoing technician training to bring peace
Our Boiling Point Podcast lands on the Dragon’s Den Top 8 Must-Listen List for Entrepreneurs For those who haven’t stumbled across the Boiling Point yet, it’s a podcast for the ever-evolving entrepreneur and forward-thinking movement pioneer. Our podcast is meant to inform and inspire positive change in businesses and the wo Sixty episodes later we’re still finding our way with the podcast process. Greg and I really enjoy making the podcasts which is the biggest thing driving
Jacqueline MacKinnon, owner of Benjamin Moore in Quispamis.
Photo: Cindy Wilson/Telegraph-Journal Jacqueline MacKinnon has a swimming pool but still insists on going down to the wharf and jumping off every day. She took an even bigger leap into the small business world two years ago when she became the owner of Benjamin Moore in Quispamsis. Her husband, Ian, supports the business by handling things on the back end and focusing, as she says, on “when to stop spending money and
Business Hall of Fame laureate Aldéa Landry.
[Photo: Ron Ward/Times & Transcript] As published in the Telegraph-Journal 19 Apr 2014 Aldéa Landry has done many things in her extraordinary career. She is a former chair of the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council (the first woman to occupy the position) as well as being a member of the board of directors of the Bank of Canada and of the Security Intelligence Review Committee. Aldéa was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1987 and to t
Here are a couple of quotes from the last time I interviewed him, “We were banging our heads against the wall and then a light went on. Everybody needs a website”… “Our motto at the time was, if you risk nothing, you risk everything.” Those are the challenges for an entrepreneur when building a business and it was inspiring to hear his story from those days. This time, I want to ask him about the challenges a small company has when major changes take place and how that impact