Featured Small Biz – Dolman Eyecare Centre

DolmanDolman Eyecare Centre believes in looking at the big picture when it comes to your eye health. They get to know you, your eye care history and your vision needs.

Dolman Eyecare Centre knows that getting the right prescription involves balancing several factors, including clear eyesight, visual efficiency and your ability to process visual information seamlessly. They know that getting your prescription right for your eyeglasses or contact lenses is an important part of good eye care. Even if you have great vision it is important to have regular eye exams with an optometrist.

dolman-2Whether you need a routine eye examination, an eyeglasses fitting, treatment for an eye disease (such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, or diabetic retinopathy) or even eye surgery such as LASIK or cataract surgery, Dolman Eyecare Centre will provide you with expert care, advice, options and follow up.

Visit Dolman Eycare Centre  at 251B Huron Street  in New Hamburg, Ontario.

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Featured Small Biz – Transfigure

transfigure4Transfigure  provides personal training and information for weight loss, nutrition and fitness. Their experienced personal trainers can help you look your best, help to make you feel great, help you perform better and provide premium service. If you struggle with any of the following, Transfigure  can help:

  • You don’t know how to set realistic goals and reasonable deadlines.transfigure
  • You don’t know how to select and perform the right exercises.
  • You don’t know how to manage your nutrition (a critical factor).
  • You don’t have skills to design a long term fitness training program.
  • You lack the motivation, accountability and support to succeed.
  • You struggle to develop the habits you need to stay lean and healthy.
  • You don’t have the skills to overcome plateaus that will halt progress.
  • You don’t have a plan for maintaining your results when it’s over.

Drop in to Transfigure’s  studio at 100-555 W 8th Ave. in Vancouver, BC for more information.

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Featured Small Biz – Artals Promotions Inc.

ArtalsPromotionsArtals Promotions takes pride in providing the best products with the best customer service. They specialize in promotional products, laser & rotary engraving, awards & trophies, ribbons & rosettes, printing, apparel, glass and more! Artals Promotions has a number of extensive online catalogues, but that’s really just the tip of the iceberg. They have been in business ArtalsPromotions-3for over 20 years and strive to meet your needs on quality, budget, and turn-around time. Stop by 11 Samuel Street in Kitchener, ON to discuss how Artals Promotions can best help you.

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Featured Small Biz – Chocolatier Constance Popp Inc.


Winnipeg Folk Fest and Chocolatier Constance Popp Inc. concession stand

Chocolatier Constance Popp Inc. makes fresh premium all-natural artisan chocolates, pastries and frozen treats. If you are in the mood for a delicious treat or are looking for a gift, drop by. Speaking of which, if you visit their shop and mention  #SmallBizLove, you will receive a complimentary bon bon, one of their most loved offerings!

Chocolatier Constance Popp Inc. is located at 180 Provencher Blvd. in Winnipeg, MB. They also happen to have a booth at the Winnipeg Folk Festival, Constance Popp Chocolate!

Interview with Constance Menzies owner of Chocolatier Constance Popp Inc.

How long have you been in business?
It will be 8 years this December 1st 2015.

How many employees do you have?
Less than 10

Why did you start your business?
What an incredible way to share Winnipeg and Manitoba and Canada to the world– through chocolate!  We can be productive, employ people, be creative and as well, support and be involved in our community and city in a diversity of ways!

What is the most popular item/service you offer?
Our Chocolate Bon bons, bars & barks

Why should Canadians visit your business? What makes your business great?
We do super unique things with chocolate that have been featured at high-profile events such as the gift lounges in LA (Golden Globes, Oscars), the Vancouver Olympics, Royal Visits, Premiers Conference, Juno Awards, FIFA etc. etc. We have created molds that reflect Winnipeg & Manitoba’s remarkable flagship exhibits (Chocolate Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Chocolate Golden Boy) we also created the Great Canadian Chocolate Bar made with freshly tapped Manitoba Birch Syrup and a signature mold depicted out of a piece of Birch Bark – move over maple syrup!

Is this your only location? If no, how many do you have?
We have a second summer location on Provencher Bridge. Also, we sell our chocolates in the following gift shops: Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Manitoba Legislature, Winnipeg Art Gallery, and soon the Manitoba Museum. Also, the Delta and Alt Hotels here in Winnipeg.

How do you feel your business supports the community?
Through charity events (donating our time and our products), volunteering in community events and supporting community and city-wide events and initiatives (Protected Bike Lanes is our most recent ones). We are involved in Winnipeg’s CEO Sleepout (raising $ for homelessness).

What are the biggest challenges and rewards you face/receive?
Its not easy owning a small business! Challenges throughout the year include (not in any order): adhering to various regulations, maintaining cashflow, ensuring inventory is kept up well, attracting and maintaining good quality staff, nurturing long term relationships with customers (retail & wholesale), suppliers, financial institutions and grant funders, community and event partners etc. Finding time to grow the business (currently purchasing new equipment) and to train and learn best techniques along the way (several various training courses throughout the year, this year, Montreal & Las Vegas). Ensuring the locations and equipment within are all maintained properly and running smoothly. Keeping our media friends involved with all our projects, and maintaining our connections with various events we are involved with throughout the year (from Festival du Voyageur to   Canada Day, to Winnipeg Folk Festival to Culture Days etc.) including the unique ones that pass through (Junos, FIFA, Royal Visits etc.) and maintaining our connections with arts organizations (WSO, WAG, RWB etc.). – Keeping everyone involved and satisfied! Maintaining memberships (attending many meetings with little time to spare) and ensuring  input is worthwhile.

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Featured Small Biz – Pool Craft

poolcraftPool Craft  specializes in all aspects of pool planning, installation and backyard design including: pool construction, renovations, liner replacements, safety cover installations, salt systems, weekly service, openings and closing, equipment repairs and leak detection. They also have a newly-renovated full-service retail outlet that carries a wide selection of pool accessories and products. poolcraft-2Owners, Jason Mitchell, Jim Perkins and John Every are committed to building and servicing swimming pools at a competitive price without compromising quality or their integrity.

Summer is here. Check out Pool Craft  at 561 Edward Ave., Unit 16 in Richmond Hill, Ontario for all your pool needs. For more information about our featured small biz visit Shop Small Biz.

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Buy 10 Containers of Chlorine and get 1 FREE! Both 10L & 20L available. Taxes Not Included. * Prepaid Package Only* 10 x 10L= $67.50 20 x 20L = $135.00