What a great turnout!

Last night we had a presentation for MIYAGI and the turn out was amazing. It was better than we had anticipated.
Our founder Jean-Luc Boissonneault presented his story.
He explained the current state of the job market and how things are shifting.
He then showed the vision MIYAGI has in helping people become successful entrepreneurs.

The people that showed up were incredible. We are so blessed and can’t wait to do it again.

New this week

It’s been a productive week. We’ve had more and more people enrol.
We’ve brought on board a new partner for marketing that we will introduce at another time.
The Keepers had a book signing for their new book at Chapters this week. They sold so many books, Chapters is going to have them do book signings around the city.

We can feel the momentum

In the last two week we’ve interviewed countless people to jump on board MIYAGI. We’ve started to get used to using new tools to help us stay aligned as a team and we’ve updated the MIYAGI website to better explain what we do.

MIYAGI – Purpose Mission Values

MIYAGI’s purpose is to provide people with the opportunity to succeed the way the founder Jean Luc Boissonneault himself did.

Mission:
To invent a turnkey business development operating system essential for all new business owners to operate as effectively and efficiently as most successful companies do. All at no cost but the entrepreneurs commitment in time and energy.

At MIYAGI we believe in:

Being courageous
Doing what we say we will every time
Taking care of ourselves
Continuous learning
Doing what’s right over what’s profitable
Thinking big but acting small
Creating a positive workplace
Being organized
Working as a team
Being a good coach to others

Getting 2018 started strong

We’ve recently brought on board Alan Lawrie as the COO of MIYAGI incubator and accelerator. Alan has over 30 years of experience in management having been responsible for more than 300 employees. He will be helping enrol, on-board and coach new entrepreneurs towards success. We are happy to have him part of the MIYAGI family and we are excited to see what the future holds.

2 Weeks Left Until The Keepers Family Fun Festival

The keepers are a duo who rescue animals and do shows with them.
They approached us to work with them with the idea for a family fun festival in Ottawa and we thought it was a great idea.

Check out the event on Facebook here.
They also have a children’s book out and will be distributed in Chapters and all books stores soon.

If you have kids, you won’t want to miss this event.

What we learnt from the focus group

Last week we did a focus group with small group of business owners for the First Aid for Business company. A big mistake many people make is that they create a business to solve a problem that doesn’t exist. They spend all this money and time only to find out that no one wants to buy what they have to sell.

It’s much better to do the work at the beginning.

Alain, the entrepreneur leading this business left pretty discouraged but with a touch of hope. He sent me an email after saying how discouraging it was but at the same time enlightening. It’s clear that it’s not the idea you need to be obsessed about – it’s the customer.

The feedback we received was great. I think the biggest realization is that CPR training for employees will be our main service. Something we hadn’t anticipated.

Stay tuned for more updates.

Miyagi Launches Business Coaching

As part of Miyagi we are starting a business coaching arm. I’m starting it myself (Jean-Luc Boissonneault). Any business owner with 5 million a year in revenue or below is about right. Having been a successful health coach and having went the whole cycle from start to sale I’m using my skills to tackle a problem I’ve been just as passionate about – business. I’ve thought about this a lot and I can help business owners with 3 things:

1. Creating systems that bring the owner freedom.
2. Finding new customers.
3. Re-positioning a company to be back on track.

If you know anyone that would be a good fit. Please send them our way.

Down to the top 10

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Today Chelsea Boissonneault and I are excited to meet the top 10 businesses we’ve chosen to move to the next round of the Miyagi incubator.

Today we all sat around a table listening to everyone tell their story. It was a amazing. And also moving. To see how everyone had their own unique story to tell. A story that can change someone. Emotion has the word motion in it for a reason – it moves people to action. When in doubt tell your story. Can’t sell a customer? Tell your story. Want to hire a great employee? Tell your story. Want to create a partnership with someone? Tell your story.