Category: WE DID IT

What is a Name?

Amina recounts to me an “ah-ha” moment after our first conversation at Hamilton’s Makers Market. Not thinking of herself in those terms, in her mind, immigrant entrepreneurs are immigrants running businesses that specifically cater to the needs of other immigrant...

/ June 8, 2016

Young Entrepreneurs prepare to be Hamilton’s Future

The Hamilton Youth Entrepreneurship Hub connects young people (aged 15-29) with experts to workshop ideas and develop skills.

/ February 3, 2016

It all starts with one

How Hamilton’s Selbina Mwendwa started a business that is changing the lives of women in Kenya By Maria Morales Hamilton’s Selbina Mwendwa is using her business of hand-crafted art, crafts, and décor to empower women in her native Kenya. Over...

/ June 12, 2015

Beyond Survival: One immigrant’s triumphant journey to self-employment

With over 30 years of automechanic experience in his home country, Nusrat Mehmood did not want to settle for a ‘survival job’ in Canada. Now the owner of Hamilton’s Ustad Kar Kare, Mehmood opened his automobile repair shop just four...

/ June 3, 2015

Taste of Budapest: A Spicy Addition to Barton Street

The Taste of Budapest offers authentic Hungarian food in Hamilton’s James Street North neighbourhood. Entrepreneur Monika Deak Bocz opened the business in 2014 at 22 Barton St E. / MICHELLE BOTH By Maggie Macintosh A handwritten chalkboard menu greets Hamiltonians...

/ June 3, 2015