Hamilton entrepreneur creates shopping platform for local pottery artists

The Northern Kiln is a brand new platform, just launched for local Ontario potters to sell their amazing functional pottery amidst a pandemic that has seen their regular sales avenues cancelled.  The company was founded by Rhiane Heslop, a born and bred Hamiltonian (recently moved to Guelph with her boyfriend), a young female entrepreneur who started the initiative while also

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East Hamilton Cheese celebrates two years on Ottawa Street

East Hamilton Cheese Company The big cheese on Ottawa Street A few doors down from Cannon Coffee, you’ll spot the yellow sign of East Hamilton Cheese Company. Step inside and be greeted by the smiling face of Yvette, the owner, and a lit-up display of cheese galore – glowing like a beacon on Ottawa Street North. One of the only

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Top 10 way to build an online brand using social media

Top 10 ways to build an online brand using social media

As recently published in the Hamilton Arts Council 2019/2020 Culture Guide: Top 10 ways to build an online brand using social media Create a profile on all the major social media platforms even if you’re not going to regularly use them, and direct people in your bio to the best platform to reach you. Pick the platform you prefer to

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Hamilton artist turns doodling hobby into a business

You may not have heard of Jenna Gregory, but you’ve probably seen Jenna’s Doodles. Hamilton artist Jenna has been drawing guests’ portraits for the Mike on Much Podcast for the past four years, and her work can be found in shops across Hamilton and beyond. She also has an exhibition on display at Mulberry Coffee House on James North until

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A fun hobby turned business for entrepreneur Tanya Odrach

Hearing the business name The Fragrance Lab, I picture one fun workshop, with all kinds of flowery, fruity, and fresh aromas swirling in the air. Tanya Odrach launched her business of scented candles and body products in the summer of 2017 and quickly developed an impressive array of scents. Her creations are hand poured, cruelty-free, soy-based, and most importantly, as

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Cool Canadiana

Nestled in the downtown neighbourhood of James Street North in Hamilton, White Elephant is the go-to spot for shoppers looking for handmade goods from independent artists. Co-owners Jane LaBatte and Hollie Pocsai focus on Canadian-made goods, including women’s clothing, jewellery, accessories, gifts and paper goods. Jane and Hollie, friends for almost two decades, decided to open a shop to promote sustainable shopping

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