The Canadian Side Hustle and Business Podcast

The Canadian Side Hustle and Business Podcast

Pivot your big business idea to life with a dose of inspiration! This podcast was designed for you, to give you strategic insights into the business moves you need to do to kick-start your Canadian Side Hustle or scale into Full-Time Venture. In this podcast you will learn what you need to stay in the long game. Candid stories of amazing humans: epic wins, epic fails and epic pivots to give you what you need to have staying power to be successful in business today. With host of the @Livewithirenia and The Technostarter Podcast, Irenia Roussel

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June 1, 2021 19 min
As your host, I would like to thank you so much listeners for your time. That's a wrap for season two! I will be back with new episodes and brand new slate of guests and new format for season three. Head over to my global channel Livewithirenia Podcast to take in some International guests, dynamic leaders and entrepreneurs! Also tune into the brand new podcast, The Technostarter, where I will be sharing stories of amazing leade...
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Happy to be in conversation with a long time friend and fabulous leader, Gabriella Merritt living and enjoying Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. With sixteen years in Corporate, Gabriella’s journey is one of grit, hard work and perserverance to get into the Travel Industry. She has over thirteen years experience managing diverse teams and has grown through the ranks of Corporate at SellOffVacations.com. She is very goal oriented, passionate...

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Happy to be in conversation with a fabulous Career Professional with a Canadian Side Hustle Business, Ms Ilia Francis beaming in from Oakville, Ontario Canada. Ilia wears multiple  hats, she is a Mum, Engineer, Public Speaker and LinkedIn Trainer. As a Linkedin Trainer Ilia has experience coaching a variety of professionals, students, and business owners on how to project themselves, their businesses and/or careers by creating powe...

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In conversation with Savvy Social’s CEO, Ms. Andréa Jones living in Toronto Canada.  She is fiercely committed to helping businesses and podcasters build profitable online communities through simple social media solutions.  Andrea is the host of the Savvy Social Podcast, creator of the Savvy Social School, a digital platform designed to teach its 100+ members (predominantly small business owners) how to implement organic social...

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In conversation with the dynamic Brooke Gordon beaming in from Ontario, Canada. She wears multiple hats and is very passionate about supporting women. She is a Senior Advisor for BDC’s Women Entrepreneur Strategy, where she connects women business owners with people and programs to grow and scale their business. Brooke is committed to ensuring women thrive through every step of their business journey with the help of dedicated part...

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In conversation with dynamic Emiliano Introcaso, Entrepreneur and International Business Advisor beaming in from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He has more than two decades of experience working with manufacturers and exporters looking to increase their global growth by providing them with support and guidance in all things export. Emiliano's strategy not only focuses on navigating companies through the complexities of global supply...

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In conversation with Alvin Meledath is a recent International Grad from Vancouver Island University based out of Victoria Canada previously with Bell Canada and Royal Bank. Presently Alvin serves in Tech Client Experience At Softchoice & CX at Wonsulting. Passionate to help others find opportunities and support Alvin co-created Customer Buds to uplift the next generation of client focused professionals and provide them with men...

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In conversation with Corinne Boudreau who wears many hats including Entrepreneur, Instructor, and Legal Guide. Corinne pivoted from Corporate Law into entrepreneurship in 2012 and has never looked back. What started as a 40-hour in-person legal course developed for small business owners has now also turned into guided legal templates for Canadians doing business online. Corinne has a knack for making things practical and easy to im...

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In conversation a dynamic leader, Jennifer Leger, beaming in from Moncton New Brunswick. She is Co-Founder of QUBER who is empowering women to gain financial Independence through good money management. QUBER is an app designed to guide and maintain people on their money saving journey, and specifically to build the habit of saving money. It takes a gamified approach to help people be more mindful about spending and intentional abou...

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In conversation with the Sophia Ruffolo beaming in from Chicago, USA with a strong Canadian connection. You will see that connection as you listen to our discussion. Sophia is the Co-Founder and CEO of Femmebought who is empowering women to gain economic independence through entrepreneurship. An experienced executive with a background in “Big Law”, Sophia has worked in a variety of leadership roles for BMO Financial Group, includin...

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In this episode of Breaking Down The Vibes (BDTV), I am sharing with you my take on the meaningful mentorship and diversity  and the importance of having mentors to grow and scale your Canadian Side Hustle Business.  This episode was inspired by my first appearance on a clubhouse panel held on March 1st. You can read more about this experience on my blog as well here: https://ireniaroussel.org/2021/03/02/meaningful-mentorship-why-i...

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In conversation with the Suzanne Tucker beaming in from Saint John, New Brunswick. Suzanne has an incredibly diverse and unconventional background. From a single mother at the age of 17, she became not only an award-winning University Professor, she is also a Chartered Professional Accountant, a successful entrepreneur, and an author.  She has made several career pivots in private industry, not-for-profits, self-employment, and edu...

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February 15, 2021 14 min

In this episode of Breaking Down The Vibes (BDTV), you will hear a quick recap of the key highlights from EP1&2 as well as the importance of market research, a critical component to building your Canadian Side Hustle Business.  Every week, we will bring you some key tactical business insights to help you grow and scale your Canadian Side Hustle Business. Feel free to send in a direct message with your feedback or leave a voice ...

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In conversation with the Dr. Suzan Snaggs Wilson beaming in from Antigua. Suzan wears multiple hats, President of Rebel Homes, her Canadian side hustle business in addition to being Country Head of Scotia Bank in Antigua and Barbuda. Since joining Scotiabank in 1996, Suzan has held several senior roles within the Retail & Small Business network.  In her 26 years in Banking, she pivoted and worked with several financial institut...

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In conversation with the dynamic Chris O’Shea who is a Senior Advisor at BDC based in Nova Scotia, Canada. He has spent the last number of years working in sales and marketing consulting with BDC. Prior to that, he was developing growth strategies for entrepreneurs and businesses across the country in the agency world. In his 20 plus year career, Chris has also worked in sales, web development, digital marketing, business analysis,...

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January 25, 2021 2 min

Welcome Listeners! Season two will launch on February 1, 2021. I have some amazing founders lined up as well as connectors, industry experts and ecosystem partners. We will be diving into the nuts and bold of business. You do not want to miss this since we are going through their epic wins, epic fails and epic pivot in recent times.  Thank you so much for being part of the #livewithireniacommunity. You make this all worth it!To hav...

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January 24, 2021 12 min

This is a high level recap of episodes 1-9! Season one is complete. It's been such a great learning journey diving into the podcasting world. Thank you so much for being part of the #livewithireniacommunity. To have your questions and stories featured in future episodes, visit the website: https://ireniaroussel.org to book your spot and come into the spotlight. You can also send me a voice message via my Anchor by Spotify Chann...

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In conversation with the dynamic Noel Courage a patent attorney at Bereskin & Parr LLP, intellectual property (“IP”) lawyers. This is one of Canada’s top IP firms, with offices in Toronto, Montreal, Kitchener-Waterloo and Mississauga. In this episode we talked about Noel’s big career pivots studying biochemistry and pivoting to Law based advice from his university teacher recognizing his potential and spotlighting new opportuni...

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In conversation with the dynamic Julia Wood living in Toronto Canada. She is a Business Development Manager for the Greater Toronto Area at Futurpreneur Canada. Futurpreneur Canada is the only national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring, and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39.  Futurpreneur has been fueling the entrepreneurial passions of Canada’s young enterprise for over two decades. As ...

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In conversation with the dynamic Dwania Peele is the Owner and Executive Director of Canadian Small Business Women living in Toronto Canada.  A lover of entrepreneurship, volunteering and networking, Dwania strives to inspire aspiring and current entrepreneurs in Canada. A Chemist and Political Science by training and education, but an entrepreneur at heart, Dwania has started 2 successful businesses since 2008.  In 2013, Canadian ...

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