By Andrew Macdonald As the pandemic arrived in Nova Scotia in March of last year, John Cody of Halifax was launching his agency business. In its first full year, Social Spike Marketing Group was profitable and 35-year-old Cody now has a number of contract employees....
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May 1, 2021 | Business
Dec 18, 2020 | Business
By Andrew Macdonald I hope you enjoyed last weekend’s coverage of Joel Arbuckle and his eponymously named Arbuckle Media, part of my ongoing journalism feature series, Meet A Millennial Entrepreneur. Arbuckle Media is an advertising, branding and marketing agency...
Dec 13, 2020 | Business
By Andrew Macdonald Millennial Entrepreneur Joel Arbuckle On The Home Office, Volta and City Life - Part II On Saturday, I featured the business story of agency upstart Joel Arbuckle, presented in my ongoing journalism series, Meet a Millennial Entrepreneur. That...
Dec 11, 2020 | Business
By Andrew Macdonald Joel Arbuckle founded his eponymously named Arbuckle Media in 2015, officially incorporating a year later with the Nova Scotia Registry of Joint Stocks as a “full-service digital and social media agency specializing in branding, web design and...
Aug 14, 2020 | Business
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.
By Jordan Parker Men’s fashion purveyor Bobby McGuire always had it in him to be a mentor, and a career shift has led him to giving advice to keep Halifax’s men stylish and fresh. He has an advice-and-style Instagram page – McGuire Style – with 5,000+ followers, and...
By Jordan Parker Abady Alzahrani wasn’t a student of dance during his formative years, but when he got the chance he made the most of the opportunity to express himself. Now the proud owner of Halifax dance studio House Of Eights, he’s always pushing to become better...
Meet A Millennial Entrepreneur: Local Interior Designer Dexter Wilkie Loves Giving High-End Experience To His Clients
Jun 27, 2020 | Business
By Jordan Parker Local millennial designer and business owner Dexter Wilkie got his acumen for style by shadowing a leading designer himself. Now the owner of the successful Dexter Wilkie Design Group, he’s enjoying the success and freedom that comes with running his...
May 24, 2020 | Business
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...
May 24, 2020 | Business
By Andrew Macdonald When Ian MacLeod left a dedicated paycheque working in an office building in Downtown Halifax last November and bravely launched into becoming a millennial entrepreneur in Dec. 2019 - his company forecast did not include a pandemic and the ensuing...
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