38 episodes

This podcast is designed to provide you with keen insights into how to build and grow your business in Canada as well as expand into Global Markets. We explore product development, financing, marketing strategies, company culture, team building, productivity, branding, IP protection and much more. This is your home for business development strategies. Let's bring your business idea to life and gain strategic knowledge to build your Side Project/Business one brick at a time. In this podcast you will learn what you need to stay in the long game to build your local and/or global business.

The Canadian Side Hustle And Business Podcast Irenia Roussel

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This podcast is designed to provide you with keen insights into how to build and grow your business in Canada as well as expand into Global Markets. We explore product development, financing, marketing strategies, company culture, team building, productivity, branding, IP protection and much more. This is your home for business development strategies. Let's bring your business idea to life and gain strategic knowledge to build your Side Project/Business one brick at a time. In this podcast you will learn what you need to stay in the long game to build your local and/or global business.

    Heart Of An Athlete ~ Featuring Kristina Bangma Entrepreneur & Author

    Heart Of An Athlete ~ Featuring Kristina Bangma Entrepreneur & Author

    February is Heart Month and I am delighted to be in conversation with Kristina Bangma, who wears many hats from  including: entrepreneur, fitness coach, former competitive endurance athlete and author. I am beaming her in all the way from  the west coast of Canada in  Vancouver, BC.  She founded her first company, Kits Energy Training Inc., in 2003 and seven years later she introduced the Kits Energy Cycling Club where she coaches cyclists of every fitness level and ability from their first or fastest long-distance event.  

    Her personal training Clients range from experienced and competitive athletes to individuals who are being introduced to exercise for the first time.  Kristina is passionate about helping others live their best lives by educating them on how to live a healthy life beyond the finish line. She believes that if we want to achieve true health, and maintain it as we age, we cannot focus solely on just the physical aspect.  Our emotional, mental, nutritional, and social health are as equally important.  Kristina factors all these vital components into her training programs, setting her clients up for long-term success.
     
    In 2016, Kristina was diagnosed with ARVC, a rare, genetic heart disease that progresses faster with exercise. Her diagnosis forced her to change her lifestyle, identity, and ideas of what it truly means to live a healthy life.   Kristina’s memoir, Athlete at Heart, details her journey from the day of diagnosis to where she is today, which is thriving and living a joyful life.  Although her story does revolve around heart disease and cycling, it is full of lessons and tools that everyone can relate too and use to help them in their own lives. 

    Connect with Kristina Bangman here: https://www.kristinabangma.com 

    With February being Heart month, support a good cause by supporting Kristina - Check out her book here: https://www.amazon.ca/Athlete-Heart-Learning-heart-disease/dp/1738988902?nodl=1&dplnkId=fc53e65c-9865-4c3a-ae40-c8560892891d

    To have your questions and stories featured in future episodes head over to the show website: https://ireniaroussel.org/canadian-side-hustle-business-podcast/ 

    Stay connected and subscribe to receive the latest blog nuggets! Your feedback is very important to me, so remember to follow,  rate and review this podcast on Apple Podcasts. Catch more fantastic stories ~ head over to the sister podcast: Livewithireniastories to listen to the amazing career and business journey of our Global Crew.

    The Canadian Side Hustle & Business Podcast was produced by Irenia Roussel including all branding, social media and artwork.


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    • 49 min
    Story of Alexandra Kapelos-Peters Founder Of Cansulta E-Marketplace

    Story of Alexandra Kapelos-Peters Founder Of Cansulta E-Marketplace

    Awesome conversation with Alexandra Kapelos-Peters Founder of Cansulta E-Marketplace living in Toronto. Alexandra is passionate about people and business: she loves to see teams, leaders, and clients thrive by removing obstacles and enabling their success. She is on mission is to solve complex business problems with technology and innovation following an action-oriented, empathetic, ethical, sustainable, and collaborative approach, and to inspire ongoing “goodness” in business. In this episode, we delve into her background, the mentors impact on her journey and introduce Cansulta E-Marketplace.  This episode was recorded in October 2022. To continue the conversation with Alexandra be sure to connect with her here: https://www.cansulta.com
    To have your questions and stories featured in future episodes head over to the show website: https://ireniaroussel.org/canadian-side-hustle-business-podcast/  Stay connected and subscribe to receive the latest blog nuggets! Your feedback is very important to me, so remember to follow,  rate and review this podcast on Apple Podcasts. Also feel free to head over to the sister podcast: Livewithireniastories to listen to the amazing career and business journey of our Global Crew. The Canadian Side Hustle & Business Podcast was produced by Irenia Roussel including all branding, social media and artwork.




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    • 36 min
    Building Picketa Systems From Scratch w/Founder Xavier Hébert-Couturier

    Building Picketa Systems From Scratch w/Founder Xavier Hébert-Couturier

    Great to be in conversation with Picketa Systems Founder Xavier Hébert-Couturier living in New Brunswick, Canada.  Xavier comes with a background of deep farming roots and he is currently in growth mode for  Picketa Systems,  a new innovative agricultural technology company which is changing the way leaf testing is being conducted in the Agricultural industry.  This particular technology will be a game changer for Farmers everywhere in the world since it is saving them time and money. From a very young age Xavier loved being on the farm especially with his strong interest in breaking things apart and seeing how they worked. He is a true builder and he is not alone in his entrepreneurial journey.  He teamed up with three friends (Dominique, Maxime and Zachary) to build the business which is a little less than two years old.  With access to great professors, business and industry mentors  from institutional organizations to accelerators such as the UNB Technology Management and Entrepreneurship Centre; Energia Ventures Accelerator; Creative Destructive Labs; Quantino and StartUp TNT - the team was able to pivot from a university capstone project to a fully fledged business. To continue the conversation with Xavier and to find out more about their services head over the website: https://www.picketa.com

    To have your questions and stories featured in future episodes head over to the show website: https://ireniaroussel.org/canadian-side-hustle-business-podcast/  Stay connected and subscribe to receive the latest blog nuggets! Your feedback is very important to me, so remember to follow,  rate and review this podcast on Apple Podcasts. Also feel free to head over to the sister podcast: Livewithireniastories to listen to the amazing career and business journey of our Global Crew. The Canadian Side Hustle & Business Podcast was produced by Irenia Roussel including all branding, social media and artwork.




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    • 32 min
    Have A Laser Lens On Customer Acquisition To Scale w/Entrepreneur Philip Curley

    Have A Laser Lens On Customer Acquisition To Scale w/Entrepreneur Philip Curley

    Super excited to bring you a very insightful conversation with HotSpot Parking Inc. Founder, Philip Curley who shares with us what it takes to build great leaders within his company; networking and relationship building; the importance of the customer acquisition process and customer growth journey to increase loyalty and ultimately the bottom line. He also talks briefly about his company recent acquisition by global transportation leader IBI Group where he is now Head of HotSpot, IBI Group. There are definitely a multitude of super golden nuggets in the episode to enjoy. To continue the conversation with Philip be sure to connect with him on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/phillip-curley-58363329/?originalSubdomain=ca

    To have your questions and stories featured in future episodes head over to the show website: https://ireniaroussel.org/canadian-side-hustle-business-podcast/  Stay connected and subscribe to receive the latest blog nuggets! Your feedback is very important to me, so remember to follow,  rate and review this podcast on Apple Podcasts. Also feel free to head over to the sister podcast: Livewithireniastories to listen to the amazing career and business journey of our Global Crew. The Canadian Side Hustle & Business Podcast was produced by Irenia Roussel including all branding, social media and artwork.




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    • 44 min
    Industry Spotlight: Why Are Canadians Starting Side Businesses w/RBC Leader Mr Don Ludlow

    Industry Spotlight: Why Are Canadians Starting Side Businesses w/RBC Leader Mr Don Ludlow

    Industry Spotlight: Talking with Business Leader ~ Don Ludlow, Vice President of Small Business, Strategy & Partnerships at RBC. We take a peak at the results of the August RBC Small Business Poll conducted by Ipsos Canada August 12-15, 2022 which looked into why Canadians are starting Side-Hustle Businesses. We discuss the rise of the Micro-Entrepreneur Economy and in addition he shares some of the resources RBC offers its business clients. To continue to conversation with Mr. Dunlow, head over to the RBC website: https://www.rbcroyalbank.com/business/advice/index.html

    To have your questions and stories featured in future episodes head over to the show website: https://ireniaroussel.org/canadian-side-hustle-business-podcast/  Stay connected and subscribe to receive the latest blog nuggets! Your feedback is very important to me, so remember to follow,  rate and review this podcast on Apple Podcasts. Also feel free to head over to the sister podcast: Livewithireniastories to listen to the amazing career and business journey of our Global Crew. The Canadian Side Hustle & Business Podcast was produced by Irenia Roussel including all branding, social media and artwork.




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    • 31 min
    Building SnapTrade Investment Tool w/Co-Founder Brendan Lee Young

    Building SnapTrade Investment Tool w/Co-Founder Brendan Lee Young

    In this week’s audio segment, I beamed in  the brilliant Co-Founder Mr. Brendan Lee Young,  CEO of Passiv (SnapTrade).  We talked about his journey, his love for music in his early days and the DJ side-hustle experiences. Some of the pivotal moments which helped him to head into the investment world starting as a Canadian side-hustle business to becoming a full-time fully-stacked business entrepreneur. Additionally we discuss building the Passiv (SnapTrade) team, formal mentorship connectors including accelerators which helped to push the business forward to the scale that it is today. We also get personal on this podcast about some of the things he enjoys for work-life integration.  A big golden nugget from this episode is to never to take "no" as the final word since "no"  could be the next fantastic beginning to a new business direction.  To continue the conversation with Brendan be sure to connect with here: https://passiv.com/snaptrade/

    To have your questions and stories featured in future episodes head over to the show website: https://ireniaroussel.org/canadian-side-hustle-business-podcast/  Your feedback is very important to me, so remember to follow,  rate and review this podcast on Apple Podcasts. The Canadian Side Hustle & Business Podcast was produced by Irenia Roussel including all branding, social media and artwork.






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    • 48 min

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