Inspiring Entrepreneurs MTL by BDO Canada LLP is a business-oriented radio show airing on CJAD 800 AM and produced as part of FL's community involvement initiatives. Co-hosted by BDO Canada Partner Michael D. Newton and TNKR Media’s Dan Delmar, IEMTL has been profiling inspiring Quebec business owners for over a decade.
Safari Condo with Dominique Nadeau
For the launch of the 2023-2024 season, we had the pleasure of interviewing Dominique Nadeau, CEO of Safari Condo, a successful family business that for 25 years has found its niche making vanlife a reality for customers dreaming of living, and working, on the open road.
We are also joined by Uros Milekic, partner at BDO Canada Business Services to discuss how income is taxed when you incorporate your business.
Cocktail Bomb Shop Kiana Gomes
Inspiring Entrepreneurs Montreal has new wisdom to share from Keana Gomes, founder of Cocktail Bomb Shop. She left journalism school, started experiments in her kitchen during the pandemic, went viral and even got an offer from four dragon investors.
We are also joined by Julie Côté, Senior Tax Manager at BDO Canada, to discuss the Underused Housing Tax, who could be affected by it, and what the exemptions are.
Lacroix Boards with Alexandre Archambault
Inspiring Entrepreneurs Montreal has new wisdom to share from Alexandre Archambault, who tells us about matching their enthusiasm for technology with their love for anything strapped to their feet, inventing an electric skateboard, to powering a board called a foil with a battery, and more recently hauling people up a mountain repeatedly using a battery-powered t-bar ski lift.
SOLIOS Watches with Samuel Leroux
Inspiring Entrepreneurs MTL has new wisdom to share from entrepreneurs like Samuel Leroux, co-founder of SOLIOS Watches, a Montreal watch brand that reconciles design, elegance and sustainability. Solar-powered watches are back, and we’ll discuss the company’s values and how they hope to tackle planned obsolescence.
We are also joined by Elida Eid, Senior Manager of HR Consulting at BDO Canada to discuss culture in the workplace and aligning corporate mission, vision and values.
Mely.ai with Edward Ko
Inspiring Entrepreneurs MTL has new wisdom to share from entrepreneurs like Edward Ko, co-founder of Mely.ai, who tells us about how intelligent document processing, a form of AI, can be used by transportation and logistics companies to save 90% of time and 80% of cost related to the heavy burden of accurately filling out logistics-related paperwork.
We are also joined by Amanda Khoury, Estate & Trusts manager at BDO Canada to discuss estate planning and digital legacy.
Hippoc with Jean-Maxime Larouche
Inspiring Entrepreneurs MTL has new wisdom to share from entrepreneurs like Jean-Maxime Larouche, CEO of Hippoc, a company that offers small and medium size businesses an affordable solution to create and optimize digital advertising that will resonate with their audience. We are also joined by Giuliana Papandrea, Manager of Business Services Outsourcing at BDO Canada to discuss deadlines and documents for tax season.