The Sky’s the Limit

By Sky Hendsbee My name is Sky Hendsbee and I have a business called, Sky’s the Limit DJ Service. I started my DJ business after a good friend and role model showed me the ropes and how to use the DJ equipment. For my business I use something called a Numark mixer with speakers and my ipad or computer to access music. I like all types of music like the

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Beautify your Tsawwassen business with window art

Have you ever wanted to enhance your Tsawwassen storefront to make it more visually appealing to visitors? As a member of the Tsawwassen Business Improvement Association (BIA), you can receive our free beautification service of your store windows to add some flair and elegance. Emily Kettleson, 22, is a local artist who works for the BIA and has been painting several of the windows in the Windsor Woods area of

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Finding the pattern for success

by Eliza Lee “I had a great experience selling my items at the market and I hope to be a part of more markets in the future.” – Eliza Lee. I’m a local girl in Ladner. I took up knitting hats with matching booties for new born babies when I was 18. I am now 21 and I love to learn new knitting patterns. I have recently started making mittens to keep

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Building a portfolio from my passion

by Emily Kettleson “I hope to find many other ways to keep offering my art to people to enjoy.” – Emily Kettleson, who was recognized for her work by Delta Mayor Lois E. Jackson. I was born and raised in Ladner and now live in Tsawwassen. At age 12, I enjoyed still life painting and creative art projects during school time and I continued to create art at home as well. When I

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Clowning around! Dreams can come true

by Craig Muirhead (also known as Hey!-MiSH! The Safety Sergeant) “I have learned there is much more to the business of clowning than putting on a suit and make up. It’s all the work behind the scenes that makes the performance look easy.” – Craig Muirhead For as long as I can remember, I have been drawn to mascots, clowns and entertainers. I enjoyed watching the way they interact with

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Getting creative about self-employment

by Julian McKay “Make sure there is a goal and plan in place before choosing to start your own business.” – Julian McKay My business is doing First Nations art. I paint, bead and in the near future plan on starting to carve. I started with no real plan as it started out as just a hobby that picked up a little extra income. Once in a while I had

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Capturing beauty through my lens

by Adrian Collins “My goal when I take a photograph is to give the viewer the experience of being there.” – Adrian Collins I’m a professional live music and nightlife photographer. My business, Adrian Collins Photography®, started off as a casual hobby and quickly transformed into a business. Many people where involved in teaching me how to start a business and the skills needed to be a professional photographer. I’d

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Alex’s excellent candy adventure

“It takes a network of people to support Alex’s business but the benefits for him are numerous.” – Rory, Alex’s father For Alex Summers, the self-employment adventure started over two years ago when a Prince George service provider, AiMHi, helped Alex and his family to brainstorm a job that would fit both his personality and interests. Alex is now the owner of Candy Adventures Ltd. His company provides candy dispensers at

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Curiosity opens opportunities

by Haig Dickson “Don’t be afraid to venture into a new subject and learn on your own.” – Haig Dickson I make instructional tutorial videos to help people resolve common computer issues such as: “How to remove Malware and Adware”; “How to make Windows 10 run blazingly fast”; and “How to avoid getting infected by Malware and Spyware.” I learned how to do this by watching other people on YouTube.

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Creating a business, one customer at a time

by Alison Shubrook “If you are thinking about starting a business, my advice is to be patient. Marketing materials are also important, like having business cards and a website.” – Alison Shubrook The name of my business is Alison Shops For You. I have a personal shopping business that shops at Costco. My responsibilities include sending out weekly order forms to my customers, shopping for their orders, delivering orders, tracking

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