Focus on your strengths – Meet Selina from Love Scent

Here is another story to Jup You UP! Meet Selina who recently took a bold step in pursuing her passion. What did she create? An online flower shop! But this isn’t your typical floral business. Have you heard of sending flowers in a box? Before we learn about Selina’s journey in discovering her passion, and…

Add graffiti at your event – Meet Corrie

Meet Corrie and Norman, the founder of Event Graffiti, a company specializing in printed décor. I was delighted when Corrie accepted my invitation to be featured at Jup You Up. We met in person when my husband and I were planning for our wedding. Here’s our story about how we met Corrie, followed by an…

Shaving our hair can help?

“Bald is Brave.” This is the theme of the 2nd annual #NoHairSelfie. Have you heard? If you’ve seen this hashtag on your newsfeed, you’ve definitely got the buzz. The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation is rallying everyone to shave their hair on February 4, World Cancer Day. So what is #NoHairSelfie? The ambassador of this worldwide campaign…

You need more than passion – Meet Mary Yang

“One business isn’t keeping her busy enough? She has two?” This is often the reaction when someone meets Mary Yang for the first time. The founder of MarieNatie Cosmetics and Blossom Events would often get asked, “wouldn’t it be more efficient to focus on one business at a time?” Mary would answer, “I have passion…

OCC – Life of a shoebox

I am 11” long, 6” wide and 4.5” deep. That’s right. 0.5” makes a huge difference you know! I can carry more delightful surprises to kids living in less fortunate parts of the world.  The suspense is in the air from the moment I am picked up by a kind person who wants to pack…

At the Training Zone

“Focus. Challenge yourself everyday!” These are the words that Francis and Joyce live by, the owners of The Training Zone. Francis, a personal trainer and serving at the Canadian Armed Forces created the Training Zone with his wife Joyce, who is a fitness instructor.  We spent a fun Friday night together hearing about their experiences,…

Initium Salon Cafe Lounge – Meet Lip

From volunteering his time as a hairstylist, to becoming an owner at the age of 25 and now expanding the business into a hair salon – café – lounge, Lip shares how he discovered his passion and turned it into a business. 

Chya’s Handmade Soaps – Meet Crystal

  “Let’s get back to the basics! All handmade soaps are 100% natural and made with heart.” Crystal, a new mom and the creator of Chya’s Handmade Soaps shares how she began her journey as an entrepreneur.

Ronald McDonald House #McHappyDay

  Ronald McDonald Houses are located close to nearby hospitals and medical centres. Their primary mission is to offer out-of-town families with seriously ill children a “home-away-from-home” experience. Thanks to dedicated staff and volunteers, families can focus on caring for their children   while going to work, trying to pay bills, and managing other competing…

Run The City – Meet Sara

 “What did ancient people do when they wanted to work out? There was no gym back then.” “Just put on your shoes and go for a run!” I have known Sara for close to 10 years. All these years she had never mentioned the word “running” until that summer of 2014.  In a short span…