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From punk rock to perogies: Ottawa's House of TARG aims to outlast COVID

From punk rock to perogies: Ottawa's House of TARG aims to outlast COVID

Paul "Yogi" Granger opened the House of TARG as a place he and his friends would feel comfortable in back in 2014.
Owner of Ottawa's Farm2Fork selling, moving business model to 'easier' U.S. market

Owner of Ottawa's Farm2Fork selling, moving business model to 'easier' U.S. market

“I really love Canada and would like to stay, but it's too hard to make small, innovative businesses work in Canada,” Jonnel Sloane says. “It's tough being an entrepreneur in Canada compared to the U.S."
Ottawa's Maverick's Donuts eying further expansion after pandemic

Ottawa's Maverick's Donuts eying further expansion after pandemic

Co-owner Gen Vivian says she's never afraid to try something new.
Pandemic lockdowns inspiring people of all ages to get crafty

Pandemic lockdowns inspiring people of all ages to get crafty

"I was hooked as soon as I touched it," local potterer Anne Nicol says.
Ottawa's John Rmor fighting for sustainable, high fashion during uncertain times

Ottawa's John Rmor fighting for sustainable, high fashion during uncertain times

“I was prepared to run the store at a loss for a year or so before I opened, but the pandemic is making marketing my fashion more challenging than I originally anticipated,” John Rmor admits.
Ottawa's Ricardo Evangelho making sales magic with Hit Point Press

Ottawa's Ricardo Evangelho making sales magic with Hit Point Press

One of Ottawa's fastest growing businesses is taking fantasy board games to another next level.
Gareth Davies' Maker House connecting consumers with stories behind products

Gareth Davies' Maker House connecting consumers with stories behind products

Although Davies doesn't have much time to do what got him into the business in the first place, he's excited to offer Ottawans products made close to home.
Ottawa skin care company Bushbalm finding success in 'nether regions'

Ottawa skin care company Bushbalm finding success in 'nether regions'

"You won't find many companies that manufacture and sell their own products here, and we're proud of that," says co-founder David Gaylord.
Bytown Bees launching with goal of improving food security in Canada

Bytown Bees launching with goal of improving food security in Canada

Dinah Robinson is still working to make Ottawa a more bee-friendly city, as she turns a hobby into a new local business.
Ottawa's Alida Burke blazing a trail for young female entrepreneurs through food security project

Ottawa's Alida Burke blazing a trail for young female entrepreneurs through food security project

University of Ottawa student Alida Burke recently won the SheBoot Pitch competition for businesses by women.
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