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Millennial Entrepreneurs

Meet A Millennial Entrepreneur: Hostel Owner Michelle Strum Follows Her Passion

Meet A Millennial Entrepreneur: Hostel Owner Michelle Strum Follows Her Passion

Michelle Strum realized early on the education and experience she wanted in life wouldn’t come from a classroom.

She grew up in Mahone Bay, and after she graduated high school she went straight to Australia on a student work-abroad visa. This was where her love of hostels began.

“I just loved where I was staying when I travelled. I’m a big picture and a political person. I love to see the world globally, and how systems interact,” says Strum, owner of Halifax’s Backpackers Hostel and the associated Alteregos Café & Catering.

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Millennial Entrepreneur Lara Cusson Re-Opens Cafe Lara

Millennial Entrepreneur Lara Cusson Re-Opens Cafe Lara

By Andrew Macdonald The pandemic has been particularly hard on emerging millennial entrepreneurs, folk aged 25 to 37, defining an age group who are passionate and enthused about being their own bosses in the City of Halifax. Dedicated readers of The Notebook are...

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Millennial Entrepreneur Nic Merry To Franchise Out Geebo Cell Repair Store – Eyes The World Market

Millennial Entrepreneur Nic Merry To Franchise Out Geebo Cell Repair Store – Eyes The World Market

By Andrew Macdonald

Highly ambitious and quite successful millennial entrepreneur Nic Merry is poised to take his growing storefront Halifax-Sydney Geebo cell phone repair chain to the franchise market.

Speaking from his new two week old storefront on the city’s ultimate pedestrian street, Spring Garden Road, in the Lord Nelson Arcade, he tells me he will roll out a franchise program – and he is eyeing the world market.

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