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Weekend Reading List

Futurpreneur | September 29, 2017

It’s time for a roundup of some great entrepreneurship content we found over the last few weeks. Looking for a weekend read? Check out the following articles to stay informed and inspired.

Entrepreneur + Traveler: Interview with Brianne Miers” by Lauren Marinigh, Twirl the Globe

It may seem as though it would be easier to pick up and travel when you work for yourself, but it can be quite the balancing act. In this interview, Brianne Miers, founder of Kind Communications, discusses how she is able to travel throughout the year while managing her company.

Coffee leaf innovator Wize Monkey to hit 300 U.S. stores” by Randy Shore, Vancouver Sun

Futurpreneur Canada-supported business Wize Monkey shared some good news with the Vancouver Sun – their brand of coffee leaf teas will soon be available in 300 stores across the US. The article also covers their growth as a brand and how they have disrupted coffee and tea markets since their launch in 2014.

“Turning the dead into vinyl records” by Lorelei Mihala, BBC News

End-of-life industry start-ups have been making headlines recently. For instance, this BBC News article features Jason Leach and his company And Vinyly, a business that infuses ashes into vinyl records to help customers honour their late loved ones. The article also mentions Justin Crowe and his business Chronicle Creations, which uses people’s ashes to create diamonds, jewelry, and other home decor.

“Opinion: Empowering entrepreneurship through the sharing economy” by Paulina Cameron, Vancouver Sun

As the cost of living rises in Vancouver and across Canada, novice entrepreneurs are finding it hard to survive. Paulina Cameron, Regional Director of BC and Yukon at Futurpreneur Canada, shares her insights in this opinion editorial about how the sharing economy can empower young entrepreneurs in their early stages of business.


Happy Reading!