How A Non-Profit Held Its Largest Fundraising Event EVER—Virtually – EP 010

By Ryan Kononoff

How A Non-Profit Held Its Largest Fundraising Event EVER—Virtually – EP 010
Entrepreneurs Vs. Coronavirus

 
 
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Opportunity International Canada is a microfinance not-for-profit with a simple mission—to empower those living in poverty to transform their lives and their communities. In this next interview, Dan shares how Opportunity has had to pivot in order to continue to raise funds to support the needs around them in the developing world in places where people don’t live paycheque-to-paycheque but often live day-to-day.

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So what do you do when COVID-19 disrupts the global economy, unemployment is at the highest it’s ever been, almost everyone can say they’ve felt some level of financial impact, and you run an organization whose funding is entirely dependent on an economy that has left people and organizations with something to give back? Well that’s exactly what Dan Murray, CEO of Opportunity International Canada faced this Spring as COVID-19 began to disrupt business and commerce as we knew it here in Canada. 

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The #1 Question To Ask When The Economy Is Tanking – EP009

By Ryan Kononoff

The #1 Question To Ask When The Economy Is Tanking – EP009
Entrepreneurs Vs. Coronavirus

 
 
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Benny Doro, Founder of All Your Foods—a group of food services companies heavily invested in technology—shares his story about the first thoughts he had when the news of coronavirus hit and how he responded to focus on the opportunities ahead. Benny also leaves us with some valuable insight for how you can adapt in your business right now too.

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So if we didn’t realize the importance of investing in technology 8 weeks ago, we certain do now! Technology has surrounded us. Today, more than ever, we rely on it to communicate with friends and family, our kids are using it for their schooling, 100% of my staff are using it to do the same work they used to do in the office from home, we’ve onboarded new employees using it, and many of the businesses we’ve had on this show are thriving as a result of the investments they’ve made into tech and so it goes without saying that our world would be in a very different place if it wasn’t for the tech we have available to us today. 

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How One Thriving Business Invests In Their People – EP 008

By Ryan Kononoff

How One Thriving Business Invests In Their People – EP 008
Entrepreneurs Vs. Coronavirus

 
 
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Charlotte Lepp, Cofounder & Chief Recipe Taster at Lepp Farm Market shares about the challenges (and opportunities) their Essential Service business is facing amidst COVID-19 and how they’re both adapting to the changing world and innovating to move their business forward. 

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Ryan Kononoff: There’s been a considerable amount of media attention lately surrounding Essential Service workers and the remarkable work they’re doing in keeping up with demand, helping to keep us all safe, and in many cases, working under more challenging circumstances. 

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What We Can All Learn From The Most Innovative Town In Canada – Ep 007

By Ryan Kononoff

What We Can All Learn From The Most Innovative Town In Canada – Ep 007
Entrepreneurs Vs. Coronavirus

 
 
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David Gardner, Transit Specialist at the Town of Okotoks shares about how a simple conversation at the grocery store turned into a grocery delivery service overnight. He shares about their investment into technology, their use of data to make decisions, and how they pivoted quickly to meet the changing needs of their community.

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How‌ ‌A‌ ‌Digital‌ ‌Strategy‌ ‌For‌ ‌A‌ ‌Brick-and-Mortar‌ ‌Business‌ ‌Paid‌ ‌Off‌ ‌-‌ ‌Ep‌ ‌006‌

By Ryan Kononoff

How‌ ‌A‌ ‌Digital‌ ‌Strategy‌ ‌For‌ ‌A‌ ‌Brick-and-Mortar‌ ‌Business‌ ‌Paid‌ ‌Off‌ ‌-‌ ‌Ep‌ ‌006‌
Entrepreneurs Vs. Coronavirus

 
 
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Vik Gill, Founder & Lead Trainer at The Fitness Lab shares about how his early investments into a digital strategy for his bricks and mortar business, and his ability to quickly pivot amid increasing social restrictions, set his business up for success.

Short on time? Read the quick summary here: 5 Things We Can Learn From A Gym That Went Digital

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How A Transportation Business Pivoted To Survive & Is Now Thriving – Ep 005

By Ryan Kononoff

How A Transportation Business Pivoted To Survive & Is Now Thriving – Ep 005
Entrepreneurs Vs. Coronavirus

 
 
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Daman Grewal, Senior Operations Manager and co-owner of Centurion Trucking shares about his operational mindset amidst Coronavirus and how that helped them to pivot early, to adapt to the changing marketplace, and the priority he’s placed in looking after their people. 

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How a Circus Business Quickly Pivoted to Online Training – Ep004

By Ryan Kononoff

How a Circus Business Quickly Pivoted to Online Training – Ep004
Entrepreneurs Vs. Coronavirus

 
 
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Jason Waugh, Founder & Director of The Circus Lab shares about the real financial challenges of simply shuttering his bricks and mortar business and how instead they chose to both listen and to meet the current needs of their customers.

Short on time? Read the quick summary here: The Most Important Thing Your Business Needs To Do To Survive

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Moving Your Business Forward After Losing 300k – Ep 003

By Ryan Kononoff

Moving Your Business Forward After Losing 300k – Ep 003
Entrepreneurs Vs. Coronavirus

 
 
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Jordan Kettner, Founder of Kettner Creative talks to us about how he responded to losing 300k in contracts overnight. He shares about what inspired him to keep moving forward and how his mindset shifted to seeing this as a once in a lifetime opportunity to invest in his business in a way he wouldn’t have been able to otherwise. 

Short on time? Read the quick summary here: 6 Things This Entrepreneur Did To Shift His Mindset—After Losing 300k In 24 Hours

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Launching A Virtual Clinic During The Coronavirus Outbreak – EP 002

By Ryan Kononoff

Launching A Virtual Clinic During The Coronavirus Outbreak – EP 002
Entrepreneurs Vs. Coronavirus

 
 
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Heather Brascombe, founder of Abilities Neurological Rehabilitation, shares her story of how while everyone in her industry was shuttering amidst the Coronavirus outbreak, she chose to pivot, and to use this as the perfect opportunity to launch a new virtual clinic location.

Short on time? Read the quick summary here: Pivoting To Survive Today So You Can Thrive Tomorrow: 4 Things You Can Learn from A High-Touch Business

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Learning From A Booming Online Training Business – Ep 001

By Ryan Kononoff

Learning From A Booming Online Training Business – Ep 001
Entrepreneurs Vs. Coronavirus

 
 
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Parker Ray co-founded WorldSpec.org back in 2003—the world’s first online NDT training platform. Parker shares how the coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic has both created tremendous opportunity but also required that they adapt their offering to the changing needs of the market around them. 

Short on time? Read the quick summary here: Thriving In A Pandemic: 7 Things We Can Learn From An Online Training Business

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