Tag: Business Development

Rent – Studio Space for Creative Entrepreneurs

About me:

My name is Michael Bole a business developer with a proven track record.

Over the past 20 years, I started off selling my own t-shirts, then moved on to throwing parties, starting with basement parties moving my way up to bars and eventually Richmond Street before I was out of high school. I've had the opportunity to do the grunt work for fortune 100 and 500 companies and establish startups, helping either in sales, advertising, client, or tech support.

I've been fortunate enough to pitch several multi-million dollar concepts (that I helped developed from the ground up) to investors. In the past 2 years, I've been part of several teams, helped with their ideas, team dynamics, and the projects they work on with various degrees of success.

I got to learn what works and what doesn't work in business, and I understand that no successful idea can happen without some friction and used my expertise to design SMARTER.

Right now: I've been researching SMARTER collaboration for the past 8 years, building and developing where I've worked with over 200 artists through The Annex Art Party currently in its 4th iteration and am in the process of starting an incubator group for creative entrepreneurs called Creative Unicorns of Toronto.

Rent incubator space: I have two spaces available for rent for creative entrepreneurs who can complement each other. Each is about 5 by 6 feet in size. The location for this incubator is located at Bloor & Ossington less than 5 minutes walking from Ossington station

What is CreativeUTO? Creative Unicorns of Toronto is (420 friendly) profit share-based incubator space for creative entrepreneurs who can work on their own projects, as well as in-house or 3rd party projects.

Why it's important? We waste a lot of our lives looking for comfortable spaces where we can be ourselves,  and work on our passions without having to sacrifice ourselves for people who may judge us negatively! We are passionate about our projects but often find out that it's 95% working on mundane business stuff with people who are looking to pervert it for profit and about 25% actually working on the things we're passionate about before we even factor in our lives and the obstacles it brings. This incubator/co-working space is designed to eliminate that by adding entrepreneurs that complement each other's skills and cut the mundane stuff, including the cost to find and pay people in half enriching the end result of what you're building.

Paying rent: SMARTER collaboration - Simplified Methods Achieving Results Through Exact Rythm is a collaboration system that allows for us to work on projects together. I don't profit from renting the space ($350 per month) but a part of the rent (about $100 per month) is put aside to cover amenities including cleaning and maintenance, Wi-Fi, food, office supplies, art supplies, tech equipment, the software to operate them, and whatever else we decide will enrich the community.

What is profit share? In order to keep collaboration free flowing where we're not concerned about getting paid or our time all projects within the incubator will be broken into 3 payment structures. The creator will always get the largest cut, collaborators will get equal or second highest cut and the house CreativeUTO will get a cut to cover day to day operation

Day to Day operations:

  • Part of SMARTER collaboration will be to go through a 4 phase process for our projects which are jumpstarted through a business canvass model.
  • The incubator space will be open to the public from 1 pm to 7 pm to maintain order for the organizations involved. (hourly rentals are between these times)
  • 7 am till 1 pm are focus hours where anyone who comes in focusses on works.
  • Afterward, there will be breaks every 2 hours to maintain productivity.
  • It's a 420 friendly co-working space, but it's not a party, so music will be contained to our ear-phones (also a sign that we're busy and to not disturb)

Rent (AKA buy-in)

  • Must make a 6-month commitment and pay last month's deposit
    to move into both spaces $600 ($500 for rent $100 to cover operations costs).
  • a single section is $350 per month ($250 to cover rent $100 to cover operation costs)
  • or $30 per hour (minimum 4 hours).

Spaces available May 1st send email through the contact form to set up viewing times. Cat won't be included 🙁


Buy – Business Development Workshops

Business Development Workshops for Creative Entrepreneurs.

  • Our workshops provide inclusive spaces where individuals can explore personal creative growth through a design thinking process and leave the workshops with tools that will assist them in building strong entrepreneurship skills, reduce financial risks and make profit

What makes us credible? 

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Re: Launching The Accent Brazil Website


I am proud to launch a beta version for Accent Brazil


We use Simplified Methods Achieving Results Through Exact Rhythm, over 20 years of nerding out over the most sophisticated video games, and a Tumblr like philosophy for a minimalistic approach to the AccentBrazil.ca website.

2 Clicks

  • By rethinking the menu from navigation to a functional and integral part of the system, we paradigm shift away from a static website and embrace dynamic UX designs.
  • and focused on 2 things her site needs to do really well and fit it all on 1-page.


User Interface

  • We worked closely with Meyer Pedroso to streamline Accent Brazil’s value proposition and fit it all on a free-flowing user Interface (UI) that puts pertinent information in front of her students. The website design seamlessly interweaves a store, membership section that works on payments or through subscriptions, a blog, and a community portal where her students can download lesson plans. Serving in 2 clicks or less.

90 Day Critical updates

  • In the next 90 days, we plan to monitor, optimize, and tweak the website for performance in an effort to extend her reach on Google, and raise her sales through marketing strategies that empower the website and her social media.

Key points

Business Development

  • Streamlined value proposition
  • Created sales funnel
  • worked on social media hierarchy
  • Designed a website infrastructure
  • Launching a new product

Web Development

  • Less reliant on a menu system
  • The website is the menu
  • Uses menu only to activate business functions
  • Serves customers within 2 clicks or less
  • Integrated store seamlessly blends within the website
  • Membership section allows students to access lessons plans
  • Programmed WordPress to be a self-sustainable system
  • Self-sustainable systems need minimal supervision

Starter – Single Sheet UX WordPress Websites + SEO

Professional UX WordPress Website – Starter Packages are $1,325

  • And this is what you get

Website layout serves end-users in 2 clicks (or less)

  • As above so below, a tree grows its roots as deep as it needs to be tall. 
  • We develop your website organically from foundation up to complement your sales funnel.
  • Your users are presented with an immersive and simple user interface designed to maximize the experience and provide them with pertinent information as they need it. Maximizing your organization’s conversation rate


Basic Search Engine Optimization

  • We design an infrastructure to maximize your presence under multiple keywords, the big 3 search engines including Bing and Google
  • We provide in-studio tutorials on how to maximize SEO on your website and social media website
  • We monitor your website for 90 days and provide you with 1 comprehensive report


30 Day Tech Support

  • We value our relationship and wish to continue working with you as your business grows.
  • When the website is your website for 30 days and provides you with critical updates and tech support.
  • You also get ongoing access to our community and resources,



  • access to our team on our Slack channel,
  • Business development workshops and tutorials,
  • Critical downloads and updates to help you maintain your website.
  • Discounted access to events, products, and merchandise from us as well as our affiliates


SMARTER work process

  • SMARTER is Simplified Methods Achieving Results Through Exact Rhythm.
  • SMARTER is an agile based work philosophy that allows us to manage multiple projects, collaborate with multiple teams, their different workflows & their project’s needs.
  • Our services are delivered with consistency, clear communication, and on time. We do not proceed with development unless you’ve approved the progress.
  • We believe that success is 99% planning and 1% execution once the blueprint is sound, the plan will execute itself.
  • Easy collaborative work process, includes a 5-hours in-studio creative session to help develop your project's outline
  • Creative sessions are also available through Google Talk or Skype


Additional packages are $365 and they can include:

Social Media Optimization

  • Social media hierarchy maps out how to take advantage of social media and use your channels more efficiently
  • Hashtag research and development, allows you to cater to multiple niche markets and maximizes your reach to those customers who are looking for your product


Detailed Sales Funnel Outline

  • Acquiring new customers is key, retaining them after they’ve exchanged info or purchased your product is more important, knowing how to keep them in the loop after they purchased your service generates wealth for your organization by turning it into an ecosystem
  • We research and develop the best sales strategies for your organization and design a succinct elevator pitch that includes objection handling, maximizing the potential for a sale


Customer Relationship Management

  • Create a customer relations strategy that increases visibility, improves sales, and raises retention
  • We use your existing apps as well as ones we feel will best suit your organization to create sales funnel that works as your assistant and allows you to focus on the tasks that matter to drive your organization forward.


On-Going Search Engine Optimization

  • We design an infrastructure to maximize your presence under multiple keywords, the big 3 search engines including Bing and Google
  • We provide in-studio tutorials on how to maximize SEO on your website and social media website
  • We monitor your website for 90 days and provide you with 1 comprehensive report

Interested? - Click here to start your project 

Blog – The Paradigm Shift Between, ‘We Businesses’ & ‘I Businesses’

Robert Kiyosaki was 1 of the first books I read on business. When I was barely coming out of high school organizing parties in Scarborough, several business friends at the time recommended it to me. My business partner at the time bought it first. Forcing me to stop procrastinating and buy it too.

I remember working the midnight shift for The CN Tower at the time, and therefore had to travel 2 hours back to Scarborough. Smart phones weren't relevant back then (I had the Mike from Telus at that point) so I read... on the bus. A routine I’d maintain with future 9 to 5 jobs. I can't remember the line, maybe it was several lines, or just the book itself, but I do remember the street. I was on Yonge and Eglinton of all places, early morning, zombie mode, just reading and BHAM. Everything turned white.

The McDonald's' sign, the Burger King sign, all the stores across the streets, even the movie theater and TD Bank were gone. I remember going home, opening my closet full of jerseys and throwing them all out (showing my age). I evolved beyond one place and started to see the world for what it is. A maze with a 1000 rats fighting for a dollar. And that maze... or at the very least, what makes this a maze are all the logos forcing us to conform to society norms.

What happened?! I went through a paradigm shift (one of many since then). This is the point I figured this all out. Consumerism. The left side of the cash flow quadrant is based on people who think in I. Thinking in I forces us to work for our money. Those are the people who work a 9 to 5 and or are self-employed. They think they can do everything themselves.

The other person thinks in, 'we'. Liberated from the constraints of the cash flow itself, understanding that leverage is the name of the game.

Those who think in I have higher narcissistic tendencies or presentations, because they will name the business after themselves, have their face plastered all over it and their spirit is synonymous with the idea. Those who think in WE understand that regardless of the idea, the system stays absolute, in service to everyone

Join – The Web Development Creative Think Tank

Who we are

  • We consist of creative thinkers who command a critical intellect, articulate with clarity, find the complex in simplicity, are elevated by ambition, grounded in humility, susceptible to growth, have a strong sense of integrity & honesty, while respecting flow & energy. We share a knowledge, leverage each other's resources and expertise to work on each other's project as well as client projects


  • The benefit of the think tank allows us to leverage our skills, focus on our strengths, and raise the tides together while preventing the burn outs.



Absolute world domination through a concept I call Internet Real Estate :p We'll be working on 3rd party (new clients) and 2nd party (our own projects and recurring clients) or in-house projects together (If the project is a FMiMBranding project)

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Slack, One of the Most Important Communication Tools Right Now

Slack, One of the Most Important Communication Tools Right Now

Slack is in my opinion one of the most important apps of our generation. The application eliminates Email redundancy, allowing teams to stay organized and updated on projects. Giving individuals the freedom to execute instantly, and be effective with as little as their smart phones.

In the world of business, timely execution is next to godliness. You know… because time is money?! Slack works to instantly update the whole team and therefore allows for everyone to move forward.


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12 Slack Plugins That Take WordPress To The Next Level

Running a website involves a huge number of tasks, which invariably translates to a massive number of tools that you interact with on a regular basis. Talk about a headache.

That’s where Slack comes into the rescue with its ability to integrate many of the best online tools available at the moment under one simple to use platform, while at the same time enabling you to communicate effectively with the rest of your team.

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Video – Achieving Mastery w/ Robert Greene

There are mechanics towards finding out passions and then there is a lengthy process to mastering that passion and Robert Greene was kind enough to write a book about it. Below is an interview by Navid Moazzez featuring the author himself