York entrepreneur, 10, dreams of helping parents retire

York entrepreneur, 10, dreams of helping parents retire

Submitted Kasper Alexander started a business turning retro controllers into framed artwork A primary school student has launched his first business aged just 10. With Kasper Alexander eager to get his hands on a VR headset, his father gave him the choice to wait for his birthday or earn the money himself. Kasper said “impatience”…

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Despite constant state of ‘survival mode,’ Indigenous entrepreneurs pursue their dreams

Despite constant state of ‘survival mode,’ Indigenous entrepreneurs pursue their dreams

Indigenous retailer Chelsee-Marie Pettit was startled recently when customers at Toronto’s Stackt Market asked her where she donates the proceeds from her business. The question was “just crazy” because Indigenous businesses are not charities, says Pettit, founder of aaniin retail inc., a streetwear company. Her store is like a miniature department store for Indigenous-owned brands. Aaniin…

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