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Thinking of starting a business in St. John’s? Maybe you’re experiencing information overload and struggling to navigate business start-up requirements and regulations? If so, the knowledgeable staff of the City of St. John’s Welcome Centre can help you navigate municipal and community resources.
Mobile food truck hitched INSIDE Landwash Brewery. After a successful first summer operating in Bonavista, Saucy Mouth owners Allyson Howse and Brad Gover were looking for opportunities to grow their food truck into a year-round venture. By thinking outside the box and working closely with MBO, the business partners were able to purchase a second food truck and find a permanent location within Mount Pearl’s Landwash Brewery.
After receiving a layoff from her retail job, Maaike Charron decided that it was finally time to go all-in with her pottery and pursue it to its full potential. From her years working in the craft industry, Maaike had identified a demand for custom, handmade ceramics. She decided it was now time for someone to fill this gap in the market, and that the person to do so would be her!
Pawsology is a St. John’s-based not-for-profit that offers alternative tools and resources to those suffering from mental illness. Now they have collaborated with MBO to secure expansion financing through the Support loan program. The Social Enterprise development funds will allow Pawsology to purchase and train two new therapy dogs and to promote their programs.
Metro Business Opportunities has many current and past clients located in this historic commercial district, so we experienced the cycles of downtown St. John’s. Whether your business is already operating downtown, you are considering opening there, or you are exploring commercial lease options, there are always steps you can take to mitigate your risk.
The St. John’s Tool Library will soon begin hammering away at expansion plans thanks to their new partnership with Metro Business Opportunities and the financing provided by their Support loan program. The Tool Library will use the Social Enterprise development funds to expand their inventory of equipment and grow their membership base.
Raised by an entrepreneurial mother and a bodybuilding father, Leah Tracey had the seeds of Lemon and Lime Health Shoppe sown inside of her since childhood. However, it wasn’t until she was laid off from her retail job that Leah was able to seize her opportunity to become an entrepreneur.
With years of experience in the lash industry, best friends Dianna Dwyer and Kristie Lawlor decided to start a new business by pooling their resources, clients, knowledge and skills to open House of Glam, Newfoundland and Labrador’s first dedicated lash studio. They saw an opportunity to change the eyelash game in the province by teaming up to provide a higher standard of safety, training and products.