The Spark Zone Blog

An Entrepreneur Moving in the Right Direction

Computer repair, organic mushroom farms, t-shirt design, mobile battery development, and a moving business: not the typical profile of a soon-to-be graduate, but Jacob Campbell is far from typical. With computer repair being a means to an end, start-up resources for mushroom farming and mobile technology being too costly, and the t-shirt market being over-saturated, Campbell has never been afraid to fall-down if it will teach him how to stand back up.

Inbound Certified: Why I Am & You Should Be Too

Marketing has changed. And in a time where consumers are constantly inundated with information, building an intimate understanding of your ideal customer has never been more integral to growing a business. From cat videos, to lists and how-to’s flooding your...

Lessons Learned Launching a Startup as a Student

Once Upon a Time… BioMer — a startup I worked on over the past 15 months, started off as a course project at Saint Mary’s University, Sobey School of Business and quickly turned into a full-blown startup. Within a few months we had about 5 people working on developing...

The 10 Best Podcasts for Movers & Shakers in Business

Podcasts. The “mobile university”. A content channel that is becoming an increasingly effective source of information on most any topic. Why? Convenience, maybe. Improved quality of podcasting apps? Better content? …here’s a thought. Learning the nuances of startup...

Traits to Look for in a Business Partner

We all know how trying the process of seeking out a long term relationship can be. There is the deception, the “quick switch”, the skeletons or the reality that people are ever evolving and change day to day. Seeking out a partner for your business venture can be an...