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Tag: Small Business

Bay of Quinte Entrepreneur: Jacqui Maybee

Jacqui, owner of ROCIA naturals takes a selfie in front of their sign

An interview with Jacqui Maybee of ROCIA Naturals in Brighton. Briefly describe your business. ROCIA Naturals, located in beautiful Brighton, Ontario, is a clean skin care, body care and cosmetic company whose products are formulated for mature skin by people who have mature skin … so we get it! Our formulations are made in small batches on-site with a minimalistic approach using plant-based, multi-tasking ingredients that are not only good for you and the planet but are also proven to ...

Bay of Quinte Entrepreneur: Katie Pearsall

An interview with Katie Pearsall of Rollin’ Oats in Quinte West. Personal pronouns. She/Her Briefly describe your business. At Rollin’ Oats we pride ourselves on being able to offer locally-made treats, handcrafted beverages and beautifully curated kitchen accessories, all while maintaining a focus on our commitment to using eco-friendly business practices wherever possible.   What brought you to the region? I grew up in neighbouring Brighton and have always had a passion for entrepreneurship. As the daughter of a long line ...

Bay of Quinte Entrepreneur: Melissa Brant

Melissa Brant, owner of She's High on Vibes poses with art of a turtle, leaves and trees painted on her chest.

An interview with Melissa Brant of She’s High on Vibes in Belleville. Personal pronouns. She/Her Briefly describe your business. She’s High on Vibes offers unique meditation, movement and art classes for the purpose of spreading joy in the community for both youth and adults. I am a certified reiki practitioner, life coach and hula hoop instructor. My experience and knowledge allow me to deliver a fresh, fun new experience for the community in order to raise our energy individually ...

Bay of Quinte Entrepreneur: Shan Khan

An interview with Shan Khan of Structural Stamina in Belleville. Personal pronouns. He/Him Briefly describe your business. Structural Stamina is an easy-to-use platform, built to inspire a holistic approach to health and promote an active lifestyle. We offer services related to yoga, fitness, nutrition and self-defense. What brought you to the region? I attended Loyalist College. What makes the Bay of Quinte a good fit for your business? Structural Stamina is primarily run online, but I enjoy the Bay ...

How to Support Small Businesses in Quinte

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Small businesses are so important to our community. Check out how to support small businesses right now while you’re staying safe at home.

There’s no doubt that COVID-19 has created many difficulties for small businesses. They can’t see their regular customers/clients smiling faces in person, host or attend events, and overall have had to adapt promptly and change their normal operations in order to keep themselves, their staff and the community safe. Small businesses are the backbone of our community, so here are a few ways to continue supporting them from the safety of your couch. Yes, another COVID reminder! Keep washing ...

Bay of Quinte Entrepreneur: Jennifer Oram

A person smiling, standing with their arms crossed in a grassy field. Meet Jennifer Oram, the entrepreneur behind Songbird Reflexology in Quinte West.

An interview with Jennifer Oram of Songbird Reflexology. Describe your business. Songbird Reflexology provides a unique experience of health and wellness through a peaceful atmosphere that allows you to fully engage in reflexology therapy. Songbird strives to create a well-rounded approach to health while setting the bar for a new standard of natural wellness. Along with treatments, Songbird offers nutritional support, wellness products and valuable take-home information to create optimal health long term. What brought you to the region? ...

Makin’ It Work: Allow Us Senior Services

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An interview with Chrissy and Ally of Allow Us… Senior Services. This interview is part of a series chatting with local business owners, artists, organizers and people in our community who are learning to adapt during COVID-19. Personal pronouns: Chrissy: she/her, Ally: she/her Describe your business. We are co-owners of Allow Us…Senior Services. We offer personalized transportation/errand and shopping services for seniors living in Belleville, Quinte West, Brighton and surrounding areas. With lifelong careers as human service workers, specializing ...

Building Businesses Step By Step in Downtown Belleville

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ALNOOR LADHANI MEANS BUSINESS How does a Toronto-based chiropodist come to operate a five-business multi-plex in downtown Belleville? According to Alnoor (Al) Ladhani, the answer is simple: it’s in his blood. “My parents were always in business,” chuckles Ladhani, whose family originally hails from Uganda. “They did some factory work when they first came here, but after a while they went back into business because they like to be independent.” At first, Ladhani’s plans in the Bay of Quinte ...

Young Entrepreneurs: Kayla Seyler and Mike Hook

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An interview with Kayla Seyler and Mike Hook of Arcadia Farm. Instagram: Describe your business. We’re a startup permaculture farm. Permaculture means “permanent agriculture”—it’s a set of design principles based on creating a self-reinforcing ecosystem which provides food, fuel, medicine and shelter. It’s a closed-loop system, meaning that the “waste” from one system is the input for another—like animal manure fertilizing plants, which in turn feed the animals; or trees protecting tender fruit from harsh weather, and the ...

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Bay of Quinte Region is an alliance of interdependent communities, bound together by a common history, shared economy, and the water that surrounds and defines us. We hope to welcome you soon.