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Entrepreneur Success Stories for 2014

We are excited to participate in the launch of these business startups!  

Annie's Repurpose Shop is a resale boutique offering unique refurbished furniture, home decor, repurposed art, vintage items and how-to workshops to re-inspire the old into the new. They are the sole distributor in Edmonton for Canadian made, eco-friendly van Gogh chalk paint and accessories from Vancouver, BC.

ArtM Communications offers a full range of digital marketing services, online makreting and content marketing, as well as technology training and Russian language services. 

Blue Book Business offers bookkeeping and business coaching within Edmonton and the surrounding area with specialized service for those in construction and real estate, and personalized with trust, confidentiality, and continuous innovation. 

Deirdre St. Luke provides editing, writing, corporate and technical communications to medium and large Edmonton based companies as well as non-profit organizations.

Goals Between Poles provides high-level peer coaching to clients who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. The purpose of the business is to offer support and encouragement to those who use this service. Peer Coaching is a proactive means to achieve goals, milestones and personal satisfaction.

Liquor Lane will be a liquor store for Edmontonians who share the vision of enjoying alcohol responsibly and paying it forward. The company will provide superior customer service, respectable prices, personalized selection, and opportunities to support the community and the planet.

Tech Ninja Web & IT is a modern web design and tech support company that designs and integrates business process applications with scalable, responsive websites and setup all the necessary hardware systems in between.

Thrive Facilitation is a boutique facilitation and consulting company that accelerates meaningful conversations to help communities and organizations thrive. Their key service is process design and facilitation.

Waterton Industrial is in the business of quality control and weld inspection.  Clients include energy and oil and gas players, especially where they serve the oil sands industry. The Company will be a quality control leader in the Alberta oil sands industry. Integrity, efficiency and safety are the core principles.

BOLD Communications focuses on the execution of corporate strategies and programs to increase the profitability in new and existing markets, products and services, brand equity, and social media.

Living Ecology Design uses an integrated eco-social design approach to illuminate and enhance potential in any site. Its unique discovery process and whole system design methodology aims to harmoniously integrate people and place. Designs offer the highest level of 'green sustainability'. Biodiverse edible landscapes, integrated water, and waste management systems that work with nature are regenerative by design.

Pawsitive Puppy Love offers positive reinforcement based private training and group training, dog walking where they train each dog during each walk, and dog and cat pet sitting in their homes to provide solutions for clients during different stages of a dog's life and seasonal changes.


Bi-Cultural Counseling offers clinical and psychosocial counseling, advocating issues for individuals who are facing conflicts, court ordered supervised visits, and healthy resolutions for family members who are facing conflicts.

Chipman 1/4lb Fries s a mobile food truck serving fish and chips made using real and quality raw ingredients to create an exceptional and unique taste, available on the streets in Edmonton, and at festivals and events around Alberta.

Creative Signals Trading Inc. will import and distribute high quality salon scissors, manicure, pedicure sets and grooming kits from Pakistan

Expert Editing and Proofreading provides editing, proofreading, and technical writing services to people in academia, business, government, and other professional fields in which clear, concise, and grammatically correct communication is required, with a particular focus on helping people whose first language is not English write and communicate more effectively in English.

Fixture Pro Plumbing Ltd. repairs and installs plumbing fixtures, residential and commercial kitchen appliances, washroom and kitchen fixtures as well as water, drainage and gas services.

Global Inspection & Repairs Ltd. is a professional and reliable general subcontracting company that provides high quality contractors to perform upgrades and maintenance for residential, light industrial and commercial properties and will include painting, remodeling, general contractor organization, and commercial maintenance services. 

I-D BOHEMIA offers a range of design, planning and production services for events, interiors, set designs, displays and environments of many kinds.

Looking Within offers private and group sessions, as well as classes that will assist committed clients to change their limiting beliefs, emotions, fears and physical challenges that are holding them back from reaching their desired potential.

Scona Home Solutions provides a knowledgeable, convenient, and reasonably-priced handyman service to the Sherwood Park and surrounding areas. They will provide every customer with an honest day's work and will fix anything that is not done right.

Supportive Development offers training, facilitation and coaching services helping staff be responsible in the workplace. They specialize in employee engagement and retention with services delivered through interactive and engaging Lunch and Learns, one half to two day workshops, weekend retreats, teleconference, mobile apps, or dynamic personal sessions.