Strategic Growth and Visionary Entrepreneurship

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In this insightful episode of the CanadianSME Small Business Podcast, we had the honor of featuring Ben Bowen, the founder of Core Health Collective. A seasoned entrepreneur with over two decades of experience in the IT, tech, and marketing sectors, Ben is known for his innovative sales-focused, employee-led strategies that have driven numerous companies to success. His dual focus on for-profit and non-profit ventures and his dedication to helping entrepreneurs grow have made him a respected figure in the business community. At Core Health Collective, Ben fosters a nurturing community for entrepreneurs seeking to scale their businesses. In our discussion, Ben shared his unique perspectives on business planning, the keys to successful scaling, his commitment to the health and wellness sector, and his recent investment in an outdoor Nordic Spa.

Key Highlight Points:

  • Ben explains why planning a full year of business operations is crucial for success.
  • Insights into what differentiates companies that successfully scale from those that struggle.
  • The motivation behind Ben’s dedication to supporting entrepreneurs in the health and wellness sector.
  • Ben recounts how a simple spreadsheet enabled him to reach a significant profit goal in just one hour.
  • The reasons behind Ben’s investment in the spa and how it aligns with his business philosophy.
  • Ben offers guidance for new entrepreneurs embarking on their business journeys.
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Our heartfelt thanks go to Ben Bowen for joining us and sharing his valuable experiences and insights. The conversation highlighted the importance of strategic planning, an employee-driven culture, and the unique role of mentorship in entrepreneurial growth, especially in the health and wellness sector. Ben’s innovative approach and his story about using a spreadsheet for profit achievement exemplify the power of efficient goal-setting in business.

We also extend our appreciation to our partners, RBC, UPS, and Xero, for their continued support. To our listeners, don’t forget to subscribe to CanadianSME Small Business Magazine at  for more inspiring and informative content.