Congratulations to the following entrepreneurs that have set up a business profile to tell their story.

carrie-arsenaultEntrepreneur Name: Carrie Arsenault

Business: Sugar Me Cookie Boutique - Gimli

Launch Date: June 19, 2014

Website: www.sugarmecookieboutique.com

Business Description

At Sugar Me Cookie Boutique Bakery, it's all about the baking. Everything is made from scratch with Love! We use whole ingredients and time honoured recipes that will remind you of your Grandmother's kitchen.

We specialize in Vinarterta, the Icelandic 7 Layer Torte.

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Entrepreneur: Loreen Husband

Business Name: Simple Fare by Loreen

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SimpleFare204/

E-Mail: simplefarebyloreen@gmail.com

Launch Date: April 1, 2016

Business Description

Mission: To provide clients whose circumstances of life don’t allow time or inclination to cook for themselves with healthy food options that are tasty, well-made, nutritious and convenient.

Simple Fare provides wholesome homemade meals to households of all shapes and sizes based on a monthly menu. These meals are offered Monday to Friday for the evening dinner time – cooked and ready to be eaten at your convenience.

An extensive 'non-menu' listing including casseroles, meals-in-a-pan, soup, baking and special order items is also available for clients who prefer to special order. Meals are made as they are ordered and can be frozen for the convenience of the household. A monthly lunch menu is also available with a variety of price and ingredient options. We catering to small dinner parties; executive or board meetings; and workshops.

Nothing is too small but over 30 is too big. From my heart ... to your table.

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renfeltEntrepreneur Name: Rene Bruneau

Business: Renfelt Designs - Selkirk, MB

Launch Date: December 1st, 2015

Email: rnbruneau0@gmail.com

Business Description

My business, Renfelt Designs, is a high-end artistic hand felted garments and goods venture that started from a hobby passed down from an elderly friend.

My garments, (size-accommodating), from hats to ponchos and wraps are made for the four Manitoba seasons using inspiration from the colors and textures found in the surrounding landscapes.

Other functional items include birdhouses, rugs, tea cozies, bags, lighting shades, mitts and gloves, vases and vessels, and much more, not to mention wall pieces, mobiles and other 3D art pieces. All products are one of a kind, 100% handmade, 100% natural and 100% locally made from 100% local materials.

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alison-barrateEntrepreneur Name: Alison Barrate

Business: Let's Get Well Together - Cartwright, MB

Launch Date: Sept 15, 2016

Website: Let's Get Well Together Website

Business Description

After I was diagnosed with MS, I started researching natural ways to treat MS. I changed my life. I quit smoking, quit drinking, and changed my diet.

Through all my research, I thought it was important to share information with others that they may have not otherwise seen. Also, making it easier for others to become healthy by providing prepared meals and kids lunches, meal prep classes, coaching, and yoga.

I never would have believed I could do this and I want to help others who want to change their lifestyle and feel better.

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regan-proulxEntrepreneur Name Regan Proulx

Business: Stagecoach - Brandon, MB

Launch Date: May 6, 2016

Website: Stagecoach Website

Business Description

Whether it is home staging, overstuffed cupboards, closets or office filing cabinets, the goal is to approach those overstuffed spaces and to help you formulate a plan to create a better system.

"Stage Coach" will provide aid to those in need of home staging for resale of home.

Stage Coach” aims to provide guidance, education and encouragement on how to overcome clutter. The goal of the company is to offer support, focus and direction to clear out mess and put things back in order. We also aim to provide successful guidance in home staging for Real Estate.

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lucyEntrepreneur: Lucy Fouasse - St. Malo, MB

Business Name: Lil' Steps Miniatures & Wellness Farm

Launch Date: August 1st, 2015

Website: http://www.lilstepswellnessfarm.net

Business Description

Lil' Steps Miniatures & Wellness Farm provides animal assisted counselling and equine facilitated wellness to children and teens with a variety of needs. We offer both group skill building sessions or individual animal assisted counselling.

Our animals provide a fun experience in building skills such as communication, social skills, confidence, self awareness and other skills that improve resiliency in youth. Our goal is to help encourage youth to develop effective coping skills and positive mental well being.

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Entrepreneur: Kimberly Wylie - Rosthern, SK

Business Name: True U Tattoo & Creationz Inc.

E-Mail trueutattoo@live.ca

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/trueutattoo/

Launch Date: March 1, 2011

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Business Description

An independent licensed private custom tattoo studio. We create specialty permanent tattoo art to fit like a glove and enhance personality and make people feel their best.

We also specialize in strategic cover-up tattoos and may do custom logos or projects at request.

 


 

kailey-lefkoEntrepreneur: Kailey Lefko - Lac du Bonnet, MB

Business Name: Still Cove Yoga

Launch Date: September 12, 2016

Website: http://www.stillcoveyoga.com/

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My name is Kailey Lefko. I teach weekly yoga classes, private sessions and yoga workshops in schools and workplaces.

I'm passionate about teaching mindfulness, yoga and meditation because it allows me to inspire and empower my students to connect to their highest selves so that they can witness their true awesomeness and know that they have something special to bring to this world.

 


 

Entrepreneur: Jesse Hayward - Rosthern, SK

Business Name: Sandbox

E-Mail jesseianhayward@gmail.com

Launch Date: January 1, 2017

Business Description:

Sandbox is an app that is focused on creating a customized school experience for students and teachers. This app will allow students and teachers to seamlessly manage homework, attendance, and reporting from any tablet, computer, or phone.

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Entrepreneur: Jodi Laycock - Luseland, SK

Business Name: Laycock Digital Art

E-Mail: laycockdigitalart3@gmail.com

Website: https://laycockdigitalart.com/

Launch Date: Jan 1, 2011

Business Description

I am low vision from Glaucoma and mobility impaired as I am a stroke survivor with Tourette Syndrome that does digital artwork, specializing in pet portraits, from photos you provide.

I take regular cell or camera images and turn them into high resolution pieces of custom art suitable to print up to poster size.

I also do photo editing and repairs.

All my art is digital as I am low vision from Glaucoma. I hope you enjoy seeing all the gorgeous pets I have had the honor of creating memories of for their owners.

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Entrepreneur: Steve Gaudet - Warman, SK

Business Name: G Force Roofing

E-Mail: stevegaudet1970@gmail.com

Launch Date: June 28, 2016

Business Description

My business is roofing. I specialize in commercial roofing systems and offer residential services including steep slope and cedar conversions.

I am a red seal roofer and take pride in quality work and good production with small crews.

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Entrepreneur: Nikki Knoll - Rosthern, SK

Business Name: Knoll It All - Home Harmonizing

Launch Date: January 5, 2017

E-Mail n.knoll@sasktel.net

Business Description

Knoll It All - Home Harmonizing is a small business that specializes in decluttering, organizing, and making sense of your home or work environment.

Some of my services include, staging your home for quick a quick sale, packing and unpacking for a move or relocation, organizing estate and garage sales, decluttering and harmonizing your home.

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Entrepreneur: Christine Morin - St. Malo, MB

Business Name: Christine Morin Photography

E-Mail: chrissymorin@hotmail.com

Launch Date: October 21, 2012

Business Description

Christine Morin Photography is a photography company that started when I realized I didn't want to be in a cubicle and work regular 9-5 hours.

I have always loved photography and one day I applied to photography school and out of no where, an got in! Since then I have shadowed with free press photographers, met amazing people and have photography some pretty neat things and people.

I focus more on lifestyle photography. I believe in capturing moment, not making them up.

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janie-gaudet-sweet-creteEntrepreneur Name: Janie Gaudet

Business: Sweet Crete Decor - Warman

Launch Date: June 1, 2015

Website: http://www.sweetcretedecor.com

Business Description

Sweet Crete Decor produces decorative concrete items. I love to sculpt using concrete to create cool one of a kind items. I also produce props and sceneries using all types of materials depending on the application.

Lightweight, durable and exciting pieces is the goal for each project.

With experience in mood making, anything can be relipcated if required. Wall panels and back splashes for interior or exterior use are also a big part of the business. Anything is possible!

The world of decorative concrete is an ever growing industry and we see great examples of concrete being used in all sorts of applications all around us.

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Entrepreneur: Shayla Hagel

Business Name: Estevan Dog Trainer

E-Mail: estevandogtrainer@gmail.com

Website: http://estevandogtrainer.com/

Launch Date: January 17, 2016

Business Description

Estevan Dog Trainer empowers dog owners struggling with their dogs behaviour utilizing dog training tools and methods to help owners and their dogs to communicate and learn.

Estevan Dog Trainer helps owners have a better understanding of their dogs behaviours, how to curb future behaviours, how to problem solve current behaviours and helps build a trusting and respectful relationship with their dogs.

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Entrepreneur: Darlene Gustafson - Beausejour, MB

Business Name: Brokenhead River Kennel

E-Mail: gustafsondarlene@gmail.com

Launch Date: November 9, 2015

Business Description

Short and long term animal boarding.

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Entrepreneur: Laura Patton - East St. Paul, MB

Business Name: Nickels and Dimes Money Mentoring

E-Mail: laura@nickelsanddimes.ca

Website: http://www.nickelsanddimes.ca

Launch Date: March 1, 2013

Business Description

As the profitability expert for construction trades I help great contractors build great businesses. The mentoring program is built around two pillar workshops, The Profitability Programme and Profitable Bookkeeping.

With 20 years experience in the electrical industry, over 15 years of accounting experience and a financial planning designation, I have unique knowledge and expertise to help contractors be their most profitable.

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Entrepreneur: Michelle Wierda - Gimli, MB

Business Name: Curves

E-Mail: Realchanges@hotmail.com

Launch Date: November 9, 2015

Business Description

Curves is a facility designed specially for women that offers a complete body workout in just 30 minutes.

Curves program includes cardia, strength training and stretching in a way that is fun, fast, safe and effective.

Just 30 minutes 3 times per week will get you great results. Our trained coaches will always be here to support you as you work towards your goals of fitness and health.

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Entrepreneur: Warren Houle

Business Name: Warren's Native Designs

E-Mail: warrensnativedesign@Gmail.com

Launch Date: July 9, 2000

Business Description

My business is about me designing and creation native art work that I well being preserve and keep the old style traditions and teach customers how to respect and honour the artefacts.

I have been making native art work ever since I was 15. I am proud that the items I make will last for generations. I was asked to preserve my uncle's war bonnet because it was made in the 1900's and it was a great honour to do so, and I was proud that I was able to keep the old style intact. preserving traditional styles is very important to me.

On the powwow trail, I have sometimes not recognized items that I made years ago, and have been really pleased when relatives and friends have told me that the items had been made by me!

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don-glennEntrepreneur Name: Donald Glenn

Entreprenuer Donald Glenn - Thompson, MB

Business: Shorty's Upcycling Studio

Launch Date: October 1, 2016

Website: Shorty's Facebook Page

Business Description

Shorty’s Upcycling Studio was sparked by Donald Glenn and many family members.

While working on a recent home renovation projects with little to no money, family members and friends noticed that Don had an uncanny ability to turn "scrap materials / junk" into remarkable artwork and useful furniture pieces.

It was discussed among family members that his natural capabilities could support his own business and Don felt like the timing to start the business couldn't be any better since he was currently at home on disability and had the time to start the planning.

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Entrepreneur: Margo Malabar

Business Name: PJs By Margo

E-Mail: mdmalabar1@gmail.com

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/margo.malabar

Launch Date: Sept 22, 2016

Business Description

Hand-made ladies' and men's' pyjamas: shorts, pants, nightgowns, nightshirts, two piece pyjamas of various popular styles for all ages Pyjamas are made from fabrics such organic cotton knit, 100% cotton batik and flannelette, and cotton/lycra knit.

Specialized nightshirts for nursing moms and adaptive nightwear, as well as custom orders.

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Entrepreneur Name: Jean-Sebastien Gauthier - Martensville / Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Business: J-S Gauthier Creative Services Inc.

Vimeo Page: https://vimeo.com/jsgauthier

Launch Date: January 1, 2011

Email: videosculpture@gmail.com

Business Description

I am a contemporary artist, art educator and entrepreneur who makes sculpture, video art, interactive art as well as digital 3D art. I also make all sorts of experimental time based. Time based art is art which the experience of time is central to the interpretation of the work.

My business offers a broad range of creative services to create new works of art, like video art, large scale bronze monuments (like the 1812 monument in Saskatoon, 2014), as well as offering technical assistance to other artist in the creation of their art.

My work has been shown in Canada the US at a times in Europe. At the moment I am working to become the first artist to use the Canadian Light Source Synchrotron, a unique super powerful microscope thanks to a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts.

I work from my sculpture studio north of Martensville, Saskatchewan.

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caraEntrepreneur Name: Cara Teichroeb

Business: Laundry Mountain - Maple Creek, SK

Launch Date: December 15, 2016

Email: cara.t@shaw.ca

Business Description

Laundry Mountain, a laundromat, will be in the front half of the business facing Jasper Street. Mountain Soul, a spiritual healing and counselling centre, will take up the back half and have a private space for clients.

Laundry Mountain will be open seven days a week. Monday to Friday it will be open from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 8 p.m.

There will be six washing machines and driers in the laundromat, along with one industrial sized washer and drier.

I am also a Reiki master, and will provide spiritual healing, counselling and life coaching in Mountain Soul.

Laundry Mountain will be open seven days a week. Monday to Friday it will be open from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 8 p.m.

I am planning on having six washing machines and driers in the laundromat, along with one industrial sized washer and drier. She also plans on having one specific machine designated for dirty work clothes.

I am also a Reiki master, and will provide spiritual healing, counseling and life coaching in Mountain Soul. Reiki, is a form of healing using gentle touches. It is a form of alternative medicine developed by Japanese Buddhists.

“I’ll be helping, and guiding people to become a better, healthier version of themselves.”

Mountain Soul, the name for the spiritual healing side of the business, came because I am from the Kootenays, and always thought my soul belonged in the mountains.


 

mtelogoEntrepreneur Name: Madison Wentz

Business: Mad Tunes Entertainment - Morden, MB

Launch Date: January 1st, 2016

Email: madsound@mail.com

Website: http://www.madtunesentertainment.ca

Business Description

Mad Tunes Entertainment is more than just your typical mobile DJ company. They are also known as fantastic entertainers with a great attitude.

The small but dedicated team at Mad Tunes works hard to ensure that each and every event they attend is a great success! Looking forward, Mad Tunes is set to bring you exciting new options for your event that you may have never even thought about.

We strive to bring cutting edge ideas and options to our valued clients.

 


 

shayne-humphriesEntrepreneur Name: Shayne Humphries - Moose Jaw, SK

Business: Edgy Workshop

Launch Date: February 2nd, 2015

Email: edgyworkshop@gmail.com

Business Description

Edgy Workshop is a business that provides services such as motion graphic design and digital video editing including the use of unmanned aerial systems to record video and gather information for a wide range of uses.


naomiEntrepreneur Name: Naomi McNeice - Prince Albert, SK

Business: Absolute Maids

Launch Date: November 1st, 2009

Email: absolutemaidspa@live.ca

Business Description

Before Absolute Maids enters any home or business, we know where we are going to start and where we are going to finish. Whether you want regular services from our team or a one-time appointment, we will personalize a plan to suit your needs.

Having a plan focuses our efforts and prevents you from getting an unexpected bill, meaning we don’t waste time and you don’t waste money.

We started our franchise company with the intentions of coming back to my hometown with our new baby to create something amazing to spend more time with our family and to help other families do the same.

It became two office locations after one year, and became a Canadian corporate organization after 6 years.

We continue to grow and support our people and community.

 


 

Entrepreneur: Vanessa Savage - Tisdale, SK

Business Name: Vanessa Savage Photography

E-Mail info@vanessasavagephotography.com

Website http://www.vanessasavagephotography.com

Launch Date: March 1, 2017

Business Description

Vanessa Savage Photography is an on location photography service located in Tisdale Saskatchewan serving Melfort, Nipawin, Naicam, Saskatoon, Regina, Prince Albert and all over our beautiful province.

Vanessa specializes in Wedding, Family, Portrait and Boudoir Photography.

All sessions are unique and designed around the client’s specific needs while staying true to Vanessa's style. She will work with you to discover what makes you light up and gives you your passion in life.

Whether it’s your career, your family, your love or an indescribable pull for something bigger; Vanessa will help you bring that out and showcase it through your portraits and wall art.