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THRIVE: Overcoming Challenges & Building A Sustainable Business

Back in November 2016, we first met Jamie Smith, Owner of THRIVE, a female artist community which empowers women to create an art practice and business they love and fits the lifestyle they want. At the time, Jamie was getting ready to take her business to the next level with the Grow program at Spring. Today,

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5 Tips On Getting Funding When Starting A New Business

When starting a business, one of the first questions that come into the mind of an entrepreneur is “how will I pay to launch my business?” There are a dizzying array of choices and limitations to funding a new business, or startup as the term was coined in the technology sector. While it may feel

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Top Advice In Legal, Accounting & Banking When Starting A Business

As our dear friend and rapper, Pitbull would say, “Ask for money and get advice. Ask for advice, get money twice.” That’s exactly we did during our latest Alumni Exclusive event on the Top Misconceptions, Mistakes, and Must-do’s in Legal, Accounting, and Banking with our partners from Royal Bank of Canada, Fasken Martineau, and Smythe CPA. Their advice was

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Meet The Spring Team: Maxine Bulloch

We are thrilled to finally officially introduce Maxine Bulloch who joins our small and mighty team as Operations Coordinator! Maxine has been essential in streamlining processes, both internally and externally, while working on Spring’s global expansion through City Partners in 30+ locations around the world. She’s a photography enthusiast, organization superstar, and future backup dancer for

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Olive the Senses: Infusing Values with Impact

Meet Emily Lycopolus, CEO of Olive the Sense, a family-owned and operated business based in Victoria, BC that specializes in fresh extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Emily is one of our latest #SpringAlumni graduates of the Grow program and we’re thrilled to share her experience of growing a values-based business as well as the

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Looking Forward: What To Expect From Spring In 2017

Good things come in three’s. In January, we’re celebrating our third anniversary, over 300 alumni entrepreneurs, and over 30 campuses around the world. As a team, we’re incredibly proud of these milestones and can’t wait to see where 2017 takes us next.

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5 Ways To Deal With Business Competition

Launching a new company is daunting, you’re up against a plethora of competitors who could easily squash you or steal your idea. If you’ve said to yourself, “I have no competitors, we’re first in the market” you’re probably not doing enough market research.

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