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Business and Culture is for new and emerging entrepreneurs in Canada who want to start or scale their business. Join CharisMaggie as she invites Canadian-based entrepreneurs from different cultural backgrounds and industries to share inspiring entrepreneur stories, ways to access capital and business tips and resources to help you take your business to the next level.Follow us on Instagram and TwitterIG: @businessandculturepodTwitter: @bizandculpod Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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Business and Culture is for new and emerging entrepreneurs in Canada who want to start or scale their business. Join CharisMaggie as she invites Canadian-based entrepreneurs from different cultural backgrounds and industries to share inspiring entrepreneur stories, ways to access capital and business tips and resources to help you take your business to the next level.Follow us on Instagram and TwitterIG: @businessandculturepodTwitter: @bizandculpod Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Preparing The Next Generation of Black Entrepreneurs in Canada

    Preparing The Next Generation of Black Entrepreneurs in Canada

    The Government of Canada is supporting the next generation of Black entrepreneurs through an investment of over 1.3 million dollars in the Federation of Black Canadians Black Entrepreneurship program. This program aims to support nearly 170 black youths and create 70 jobs.In this episode, I speak with Christopher Thompson, the Executive Director of the Federation of Black Canadians.We discuss:- how this program will help new and emerging Black entrepreneurs - what participants can get out of this program- how you can register for one of the cohortsResourcesFederation of Black Canadians Black Entrepreneurship Programhttps://fbcfcn.ca/Listen on your favourite podcast platformhttps://anchor.fm/businessandculture---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Connect with meInstagram: https://www.in/businessandculturepod/Website: https://www.podpage.com/business-and-culture-podcast/Loved this episode? Leave us a review and rating herehttps://www.podpage.com/business-and-culture-podcast/reviews/new/--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/businessandculture/message Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 14 min
    How Hair Discrimination Affects Black Women in Business Ft Curly Prints

    How Hair Discrimination Affects Black Women in Business Ft Curly Prints

    According to research by Dove and LinkedIn, 25% of Black women believe that they did not get a job interview because of their hair. Black women's hair is 2.5x more likely to be perceived as professional.
    In this episode, the founders of Curly Prints share their personal journey of struggling with their natural hair and the inspiration behind creating a brand that celebrates and empowers black women to love their curls.
    We discuss:
    -the importance of representation and inclusivity for Black women with curly and coily hair
    - how their journey to learning to love their hair motivated them to start Curly Prints
    - how the start of their brand created a natural hair community event, Toronto Curly Girl Meetup
    Connect with Candicia and Camilla
    Curly Print
    Website: https://www.curlyprints.ca/
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/curlyprints/
    Toronto Curly Girl Meetup
    Website: https://www.torontocurlygirlmeetup.ca/
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/torontocurlygirlmeetup/
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    • 21 min
    Empowering Immigrant Women To Start a Business in Canada ft IWB

    Empowering Immigrant Women To Start a Business in Canada ft IWB

    Only 17% of businesses in Canada are women-owned and while the Canadian government is taking steps to advance women's economic empowerment, there is so much to do.  In this episode, I speak with Svetlana Ratnikova, the founder of Immigrant Women in Business. It is an organization that helps immigrant women grow professionally and personally.  
     In this episode we cover: 
    1. How Svetlana became one of the 1st female entrepreneurs in Russia 
    2. What inspired you to start an organization to help immigrant women become entrepreneurs 
    3. The importance of seeking a mentor  
    Connect with Svetlana 
    IWB March 8th Women's Day Event https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/international-womens-day-celebration-tickets-409251531347?aff=ebdsoporgprofile  LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/svetlanaratnikova/ 
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    Connect with me
    Instagram: https://www.in/businessandculturepod/ 
    Website: https://anchor.fm/businessandculture  
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    • 24 min
    How to Start a Cookware Business in Canada

    How to Start a Cookware Business in Canada

    Starting a product-based business can be challenging, especially if it depends on finding suppliers in another country. 
    In this episode, I speak with Lea, the owner of Mersi Cookware, a cookware brand in Canada.   
    We cover: 
    1. Steps for finding reliable vendors 
    2. How to build meaningful business relationships 
    3. Costs involved in running a product-based business  and more!  
    Resources
     Mersi Cookware website: https://mersicookware.com/ 
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    • 33 min
    How Foodpreneur Lab helps Black Entrepreneurs start a Food Business in Canada

    How Foodpreneur Lab helps Black Entrepreneurs start a Food Business in Canada

    Do you want to start or scale your food business in Canada? In this episode, I talk with Janice Bartley, the founder of Foodpreneur Lab, a non-profit organization that helps Black entrepreneurs gain mentorship and resources for success in the food industry. 
    In this episode, we talk about:
    1. How Janice got into entrepreneurship and the food industry
    2. How she recognized the lack of resources for Black entrepreneurs in the food business
    3. How she started her non-profit Foodpreneur Lab to help Black foodpreneurs start and scale their food business in Canada
     Resources 
    Connect with Janice
    Website: https://www.foodpreneurlab.com/
    LinkedIn -https://ca.linkedin.com/in/janice-bartley-ab5427168
    Apply for cohort 3 here https://www.foodpreneurlab.com/start-scale-path 
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    https://anchor.fm/businessandculture
     Connect with me 
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    How to Access Capital for you Business in Canada

    How to Access Capital for you Business in Canada

    After being laid off from his job, Ryan Knight started his entrepreneurship journey and opened his business, Detailing Knights. After realizing there were limited resources for Black-owned businesses to access capital to scale their business, he founded his non-profit organization, Afro-Caribbean Business Network. 
     In this episode we cover: 
    1. How Ryan gained capital to start his business 
    2. How he received mentorship that helped him scale his business 
    3. Entrepreneurship programs available in Canada 
    4. How ACBN helps Black entrepreneurs start, scale and access microloans for their business

    Resources
    Connect with Ryan Knight 
    Website:https://acbncanada.com/
    LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/ryan-oneil-knight-6534b134
     
    Resources mentioned in this episode 
    The Small Business Enterprise Centre- https://www.ontario.ca/page/small-business-enterprise-centre-locations
    Summer Company- https://www.ontario.ca/page/start-summer-company-students
    Second Career- https://www.secondcareerontario.com/web/second_career/
    Digital Main Street-  https://digitalmainstreet.ca/ 

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