Second life. It can represent a chance to do over. To reset and refocus your life. To shake off the past and give yourself an opportunity to change and grow. In our series, Second Life, we took a look at how those in the small business world, out of necessity or desire, reach beyond their comfort zones to re-create themselves and their world. These stories celebrate those who saw potential in being something else or creating something that wasn’t and were brave enough to take the plunge into the deep, dark waters of entrepreneurship.
The oh-so-welcoming smells of freshly made, raspberry-jam-and-coconut macaroon tarts and lemon meringue pies fill the air.
As Downtown Truro has grown and evolved over the years, two legendary buildings have taken on a second life in a very different form.
When Joe and Laura Parker decided a family-owned brewery was in their future they were coming from a good place: he had no one to let down and she had all the support in the world.
Reinventing himself was as much about helping others as starting a new career for Aylesford businessman Ray Savage.
A carpenter by trade, Sean Newman is now making a new life for himself and his family in Cape Breton as a small tour operator.
It was time for change.
After 16 years working in an office, Debbie MacPherson wanted to do something different.
Earlier this year, there was a sign affixed to a business in downtown Yarmouth that said: “If you can’t get it here, it ain’t worth having.”
The problem was, you couldn’t get anything “here” anymore.
Business owners creating the world they want to work in
From Dubai to UPEI and pizza to paving stones, Ali Younis has reinvented himself and his career
Restaurant owner opening microbrewery in old train station
Farmer Ian Froude brings experience in non-profit and public sectors to small business world
Quality of life big motivator for Port Aux Basques man to return home and set up courier service
Bonvista baker steps far away from her newspaper experience
If you take a walk along Water Street in downtown Carbonear any day between Wednesday and Sunday, you'll see lots of vehicles parked around an old stone building.
James Clarke made his way back to his Newfoundland hometown of Grand Falls-Windsor to open his own specialty soap and bath products shop.
Co-working space becoming community hub
Abby MacKenzie could have found a part-time job as a cashier or serving coffee.
It is a common trend among high school students looking to put a little cash in their pocket while continuing to focus on school.
Trina Burden excited about developing Corner Brook real estate project