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Success stories

Mompreneur at Home with Tutoring Business 
Congratulations to 2009 Entrepreneur of the Year Award winner Susan Cumberland for her recent feature in the Vancouver Sun. Susan's company, Academic Advantage, continues to flourish as it has been chosen as one of the Finalists for the Small Business BC Successful You Awards in the category of Best Community Impact. 

Mother of a Deal a 'Successful You' Finalist 
We are proud to announce that SE Grad Danielle Connelly, is also a Finalist for the Small Business BC, Successful You awards in the Best Online Marketer category. Please check out her Mother of a Deal website to find out why she is so successful. 

Videographer Wins International Award  
Congratulations to SE Grad Michael Rendulic for winning the Bronze Creative Excellence Award in the Wedding Movie Trailer category at the WEVA International 21st annual Creative Excellence Awards Competition. View Michael's winning trailer of Anita and Marko's wedding on his company's website

Changing the World in a Positive Way
Check out SE Grad, Chris Buckshaw as he is interviewed on Jiggy TV. As an entrepreneur you probably need to take some time off.

SE Client 'Gone to the Dogs' 
SE Grad Craig McDowell was recently featured in the Douglas College Blog. Craig opened Zoomies in July of 2011; the largest Doggy Daycare in New Westminster.

Fairy Cakes Featured in the Georgia Straight 
SE Grad (and award winning Cher impersonator!) Cera Rivers is opening Vancouver's first vegan cupcake shop! Read all about Fairy Cakes and its delicious array of sweet and savoury cupcakes in the Georgia Straight!

Hollywood Moms Stick with Emily Press Labels  
SE Grad, Maureen McCartney of Emily Press Labels Inc. is becoming widely known for her kids labels and recently made the trip to Hollywood for an invite-only pre Golden Globes celeb gifting suite event. Be sure to browse through other news and press on her website under Kudos

Making an Impression at the Oscars 
SE Grad, Aly Johnson, is going to woo the stars at the Oscars with her business Aly Dahl Designs. Watch her interview on CTV ANews, read about her in the Burnaby NewsLeader, or keep up to date with Aly on her blog

Flowers for Your Sweetheart 
Graduate and Divine Vines Ltd. owner Marie Oyama, recently was asked by Chinese Newspaper Ming Pao to give her expert advice on what flowers to buy your sweetheart for Valentines Day. Her Yaletown flower shop is well worth the stop if you're in the neighbourhood. 

Going Green and Living Well in an Urban Environment 
Congratulations to EYA 2010 Global Award Winner Tanuja Dabir of Saakori Lifestyle Inc., for her recent profiles in Green Space BC 2010 Magazine, the Burnaby NOW and Canadian Immigrant.   You can also check out more blogs and articles she was featured in on her website page under News and Events. 

Babies and Bamboo - the Word of Mom 
SE Grad, Liana Arsene of Kinderel, was profiled recently in the Lussobaby Blog.

Pipe Freezer Tackling Plumbing Repair Business 
SE Grad, Matthew Farrell of Nitro Pipe Freeze Inc., was profiled in the Business In Vancouver Magazine (08/06/10 issue).

Connecting Businesses with Worldwide Network of Graphic Designers 
SE Grad, Douglas Beech of Twinbro Educational Consulting and was recently profiled in The Vancouver Sun  business page (07/10/10). 

Reusable Gift Wrap Better for the Environment 
SE Grad, Diane Flanagan of ReFabrica was profiled in Granville Online (13/11/09).

Successful Canadian Magazine gets the Spotlight 
2010 EYA Home Based Business Award Winner, Heather McArthur of Quilter's Connection Magazine was profiled in an e-interview on (06/08/10).

Representing Ghana Sports Fans Everywhere 
SE Grad, Kwabena Asumadu of Funkyboymusic was featured in The Vancouver Sun sports page (27/05/10). You can also check out his blog in The Vancouver Sun sports blog page (26/06/10). 

Kitty Kompany Wins Again! 
Congratulations to Kristin Schumacher of Kitty Kompany for winning the New Westminster Chamber of Commerce 2009 COBE Home Based Business Award. Kristin is the 2006 Entrepreneur of the Year Overall Winner for the Douglas College Self-Employment Program.

Lipstick Entrepreneurs 
SE Grad Heather Kleim, of Epic Empire Designs is featured in this Global TV Interview on Women Entrepreneurs - Video (18/11/09). 

Heart Warming Animal/Business Success Story  
Congratulations to SE Grad Jim Anderson of Anderson Prototypes who in his first year of business is already giving back to the community and helping others! Watch this short video that aired on Shaw Television.