Mon, 28 November 2016
Reintroducing Richard Vaillancourt and Omista
No customer likes to be treated like a number, but no doubt you have experienced a lack of personal service if you have a relationship with many large organizations. It is impersonal with low interaction, often you are left on hold for a number of minutes if you called in, and sometimes the experience is down right unfriendly. If the previous examples sound familiar and it relates to your bank, perhaps you should give a credit union a try.
Richard Vaillancourt is the CEO of Omista Credit Union in New Brunswick, which manages assets of over $300 million. What sets places like Omista apart from your traditional chartered bank is a focus on community. In fact, Omista keeps all of its activities local and New Brunswick based. Omista’s commitment to community has gone even further by subscribing to a triple bottom line by becoming a B Corp. When you consider that Omista offers a carbon copy of the services offered by traditional banks it makes sense to switch to a financial institution built on a cooperative spirit.
Check out this episode of the Boiling Point to see how the credit union approach could help you and your financial needs.
In this episode
Direct download: BP125RichardVaillancourt.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 4:13pm -04
Mon, 21 November 2016
Reintroducing Shawn Smith and Gene Fowler
It has been said that nothing worth doing is easy. Resiliency is an important component of an entrepreneur’s toolkit but it also one of the hardest to maintain. Two former guests that have been able to show resilience in the face of adversity are back with us today to show where their patience and hard work have got them.
Shawn Smith, the founder of Don’t Dis My Ability and Gene Fowler, the founder of Loogaroo Animation and Games struck up quite the friendship not so long ago that ended up helping both of them. For Shawn, Gene’s mentorship and guidance helped him through the start up of his business. In turn, Shawn set up coaching at Gene’s business.
Both men found difficulties navigating their businesses, but have found greener pastures due to their resilience. Shawn has recently been nominated for the Start Up Canada Resilient Entrepreneur Award being presented later this month. While Gene has rebuilt his company from bankruptcy to become the Miramichi Entrepreneur of the Year.
Check out this episode of the Boiling Point to see where resiliency and mentorship could take you or someone else you know.
In this episode
- Gene's previous Boiling Point interview
- Shawn's previous Boiling Point interview
- Don't Dis My Ability's website
- Don't Dis My Ability on Facebook
- Don't Dis My Ability on Twitter
Direct download: BP124GeneFowlerShawnSmith.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 4:45pm -04
Mon, 14 November 2016
Introducing Matt Forgie and Forfitness & Athletics
Most of us have had that ache in the lower back and many come to the realization that it is probably time to see the chiropractor for a “crack”. However, maybe taking this reactionary stance to pain is the wrong approach. Instead, the better option could be to be proactive and to start moving well. If this is the case, then maybe Matt Forgie is the chiropractor and strength coach for you.
After completing, a degree in organic chemistry and then another degree as a biologist, Matt decided that he wanted a job where he could interact with people on a daily basis. He decided to follow the path of both of his parents to become a chiropractor. However, what makes Matt’s practice different then your typical chiropractor is that he takes a movement based approach that focuses on making your body function is better ways. In the same way we brush our teeth to avoid having to see the dentist more often, Matt’s exercise based approach gets you moving to avoid painful injuries. Matt recently built a gymnasium to do just this in Rothesay, New Brunswick and now works with a diverse group of patients from the elderly to children, and from Olympic athletes to those suffering from paralysis.
Check out this episode of the Boiling Point to see what the new model for physical health can do for you.
In this episode
- Forfitness & Athletics Facebook
- Forfitness & Athletics Website
Direct download: BP123MattForgie.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 1:57pm -04
Mon, 7 November 2016
Change in Tempo
Introducing Dylan Berry and Smash Haus Music Group
One of the industries that have changed quite a bit over the last few decades is the music industry. No longer do we wait in lines at the local record store because for the most part all of these stores have disappeared. Now artists seem to emerge from the Internet to become huge stars and a computer program can replace entire orchestras.
One person who has seen the decline and reemergence of the industry is this week’s Boiling Point guest. Dylan Berry is the owner of Smash Haus Music Group and Filthy Fidgets and the host of Bompop TV, a radio/podcast program focusing on emerging artists. Dylan is an award winning music producer and entertainment entrepreneur whose work spans both artist production and media licensing. His work can be heard on many of your favorite television shows such as American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance. He also does the musical branding for 20 major network channels. Dylan has built a 360-degree media and music production, licensing, and exposure value network in the Hollywood media and entertainment space using technology and community as a tool to create, deploy, and monetize music and media.
Check out this week’s episode of the Boiling Point to get a first hand look at how the music industry has changed and where it is going.
In this episode
Direct download: BP122DylanBerry.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 6:50pm -04