• Launching a Side Hustle or How to Start a Business for Under $250

    For most wannapreneurs (wannabe entrepreneurs), coming up with the right business idea is often the biggest obstacle. But sometimes an opportunity falls in your lap that you didn’t consider before. I consider myself a serial entrepreneur, having started seven different businesses over the years, and this recently happened to me....

  • StartUP Sault Founder Receives 2017 Startup Canada Entrepreneur Promotion Award

    August 25, 2017| Sault Ste. Marie, ON –  Nevin Buconjic was recognized yesterday by Startup Canada as a regional winner (Ontario) of the Startup Canada Entrepreneur Promotion Award, for advancing​ the​ environment​ ​and​ culture​ ​for​ entrepreneurship​ ​in​ ​Canada. Buconjic accepted the award at a red carpet ceremony in Ottawa attended...

  • Sault Ste. Marie Needs More Entrepreneurs

    StartUP Sault Ste. Marie recently celebrated three years as a catalyst for building a supportive and knowledgeable “Startup Community” in Sault Ste. Marie. Through our partnerships, activities, programs and tools, StartUP Sault Ste. Marie has worked to engage local entrepreneurs, facilitated the sharing of knowledge, helped educate the business community...

  • Building a Thriving Small Business Sector in Sault Ste. Marie

    Sault Ste. Marie has a long history in manufacturing and harnessing natural resources to produce everything from steel, forest products, and even renewable energy. Our community learned long ago that relying solely on resource-based industry and manufacturing has its challenges. Sault Ste. Marie has worked hard (through initiatives like Destiny...

  • Local Entrepreneurs Tell Stories That Inspire

    StartUP Sault Ste. Marie announces the launch of their new event, Startup Talks, which aims to both educate and inspire the community. This regular event features local entrepreneurs who will tell their own story of how they started their entrepreneurial journey, the challenges they overcame and triumphs they experienced. Talks...

  • StartUP Sault Launches Startup Roadmap Tool

    (Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario) – March 22, 2016 | StartUP Sault Ste. Marie announced today the launch of a new online Startup Roadmap, highlighting available services and resources for small businesses in Sault Ste. Marie.  The Roadmap is available at www.startupsault.com. Working with its community partners, StartUP Sault developed the Roadmap as...

  • Small Businesses Can be a Great Tax Write-Off

    There are many reasons to start a business — to earn extra money, be your own boss, do something you love, even change the world. But as we approach tax time, many of you may not realize that a small business can provide significant tax benefits as well. Because a...

  • StartUP Sault Launches Sault Ste. Marie Ecosystem Infographic

    (Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario) – November 30, 2015 | StartUP Sault Ste. Marie announced today the launch of an online infographic map of Sault Ste. Marie’s Startup Ecosystem, available at www.startupsault.com/Infographic. Working with its community partners, StartUP Sault developed the infographic to identify relevant local assets, landmarks, industry, and business resources to...

  • Taking The Next Step – Starting Your Own Business

    Originally Printed in Northern Ontario Business, July 2015. I often meet people who are intrigued by the idea of starting their own business, but are intimidated by the fact that they have no experience or simply don’t know where to begin. What I say to these people is, “Start slow,...

  • StartUP Sault Ste. Marie Awarded Funding to Map Local Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

    (Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario) – June 2, 2015 | Startup Sault Ste. Marie announced today that it has been awarded $3,000 in project funding from the Startup Canada Catalyst Fund (www.startupcan.ca), to map out Sault Ste. Marie’s Startup ecosystem, and develop a number of tools for the business community. Working with...