Startup Sault Ste. Marie


Since autumn of 2013 I have been busy assembling a team of entrepreneurs and volunteers to help me launch Startup Sault, a local organization to help build a more entrepreneurial community where I live. The local chapter was accepted as a formal Startup Community under the Startup Canada program – joining 20 others.

Startup Sault is a volunteer–led movement to bring together entrepreneurs, investors, mentors and small business service providers in Sault Ste. Marie to create a supportive and knowledgeable environment where business startups can flourish.

Startup Sault provides a venue for connecting local entrepreneurs, leaders and collaborators. We thrive on learning, sharing and supporting each other to grow Sault Ste. Marie into a strong and spirited entrepreneurial community.

Our first event, Startup Drinks, was held on March 27th, 2014 and was a great success. I am looking forward to hosting many more events and working with my team of dedicated volunteers to make a difference!

For more information visit or contact Nevin Buconjic at  Follow us on Facebook ( or Twitter ( to keep up to date on Startup Sault events, startup tips and other useful information.

Small Business Book Launch 

In November 2012 I published my latest book entitled Starting Your Own Business: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting and Growing a Small Business.

This Amazon Kindle digital ebook is geared towards new entrepreneurs and anyone who is considering starting a small business.  I talk about my small business experiences and the things I have learned over the last 12 years as I started and grew several businesses.

I have also learned a few things from the hundreds of small businesses, students and entrepreneurs I have worked with over the years.

I share a lot of real-world tips, advice and strategies you can use to be successful with your new venture.

Whether you are just graduating from college, have been working at a job you don’t enjoy, or you are looking to capitalize on a new opportunity, you can start your own successful business using the information found in this book.

Some of the things you will learn about:

  • What makes entrepreneurs successful
  • How to come up with a great business idea
  • How to use market research to assess your market and competition
  • Where to find the funding you need
  • How to get your business online to maximize success
  • The best tools for marketing and promoting your business on a budget
  • How to harness social media to drive traffic, gain customers and make sales!

If you’d like to get your copy please click here.

Approximately 90 pages.  The paperback version should be available in early 2013.

Small Business Incubator Study

Digital Adventures was awarded a contract with the Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation, to undertake a feasibility study for the potential creation of a small business incubator in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The project involved primary and secondary research, financial analysis, the identification of funding opportunities and potential site locations. Recommendations were provided based on the research and analysis.

As a result of the study, the Sault Ste. Marie City Council voted to proceed with the creation of an incubator advisory committee, development of a full business plan for a three year pilot project, and further investigate government funding opportunities.