Hub Spotlight: LEVR Toronto
How did you come up with LEVR Toronto?
The new industry of light electric vehicles was and is still very interesting to me. About 4 years back, I did whatever I could just to own an electric skateboard. It was only until I learned about the industry and how popular it was getting that I realized the high demand for these vehicles. Living in Toronto at the time my small business began, I saw more and more people resorting to transportation methods other than cars. Light electric vehicles such as motorized scooters, bikes, and skateboards are much easier to take up into the office and slide under your desk then having to sit in traffic for an hour and a half each morning. They also provide a fun and stress free way to get to work. Fascinated about the industry, I learned as much as I could by repairing vehicles and finding new ways to make them look brand new again.
What motivated you to take the next step and apply to the Hub?
To me, the opportunity of being able to share insight with other students going through the same situations seemed like a no brainer. The Hub program gave me amazing feedback and provided me with tips and strategies that I now incorporate into my small business.
What do you hope to get out of the Hub?
Though the HUB program, I hope to make long lasting relationships with my peers in the same field. It was very interesting to see such amazing ideas coming from students that go to my school.
Do you have any advice for someone with a business idea in mind, but are not sure what to do next?
My advice would be make something that people didn’t think they needed. Or, like me, find something that people really want, and try and make it even better. In my case the brands I work with have done all of the marketing work for me by establishing their brand. I don’t have to convince my customers of the brand their buying into. If you are trying to find your own side business try starting with something you are really passionate for. Then think of any resale capabilities. For example if you really liked iPhones there are a ton of people that repair broken screens as well as resellers who take risks on buying broken phones and trying to repair them.