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Where Are They Now? – Ricky Pacheco, POP49

The idea for Ricky Pacheco’s Mississauga-based company POP49 Inc. began when Pacheco moved to Canada in 2005 with a concrete idea of what he wanted as a business. Pacheco says that in 1989, he founded a business called Medalion Enterprises in South Africa and when he moved to...

Summer Company Program: Turning Business Ideas into Reality

Some of the most innovative ideas come from young minds. However, with most of a youth’s time often spent in school, these ideas are sometimes put on hold. This is where the Summer Company Program comes in. The Summer Company Program is a youth entrepreneurship program funded by...
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Make an Online Presence for Your Business

We are in a new age of technological advancements where knowledge can literally be found at the tips of your fingers via smartphone, tablet, laptop etc. With technology steadily at a rapid rate, it makes sense that businesses should be doing the same. One way to keep up with...
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Young Entrepreneurs Series: A Personalized Pop Up in the Card Industry

When it comes to giving gifts to other people, sometimes it is hard to try and come up with a gift that is personal and meaningful. Kailyn Seo, a Grade 12 student from Mississauga wanted to give her friend a special gift – a card, but more personalized and unique. Starting off as...
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Selling Products and Services to the Government

A lot of effort goes into creating your own business, from the idea to the business plan to the actual launch. Once your business is launched and underway, sometimes a common question can be “how can I expand my customer base?” One way is to consider doing business with the...
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Young Entrepreneurs Series: Making a Case for Skincare

It can be frustrating to wake up to start a new day only to discover that somehow overnight you developed a pimple or a seemingly random flare up of acne on the side of your face. This is a common problem that some people go through. One of these people was Kushi Kaur. For the...
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Where Are They Now? – Sue Quinn, Kamp K-9

The Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre (MBEC) helps over 4,000 businesses and business owners each year succeed with business-related resources and professional guidance. Kamp K-9 Inc. is a one-stop dog spot business located in the heart of Mississauga, owned by Sue Quinn, a...
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Where Are They Now – Stella Jurgen, 17 Designs

The Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre (MBEC) works closely with entrepreneurs to provide them with meaningful business-related information and guidance. One of MBEC’s former clients who has benefited from the support of MBEC is Stella Jurgen of 17 Designs, one of MBEC’s...
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Young Entrepreneurs Series: One-stop to Success

Dr. Melanie DeCunha began her journey into entrepreneurship with the Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre’s (MBEC) Starter Company program. Melanie, a Naturopathic Doctor first launched her business, ONE Health Services in Mississauga and has since grown into a...
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Young Entrepreneurs Series: Made to Shine

Meet the young entrepreneur behind an affordable residential cleaning service business: Alyson Scott. Alyson started her business, Maiid 2 Shiine with the support of the Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre’s (MBEC) Summer Company Program in the summer of 2016. Her vision...