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COVID-19: How Our Badass Members Are Adapting Their Businesses

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One of the most essential traits of a successful entrepreneur is their ability to adapt to change. Given the fact that life as we know if has come to a standstill in the physical world, this ability is more important now than ever before.

While changing your business model can be scary, it’s important to keep in mind that not all change is bad. In fact, some of the most successful businesses, including Uber, Airbnb, and Slack, were founded during times of hardship.

At Project Spaces, our members are entrepreneurial superstars that come from a wide variety of industries, and they aren’t showing signs of slowing down any time soon. Here’s how our badass business founders are adapting their businesses to suit the current climate:

Marsha’s New Podcast

PS Member: Marsha Drucker

Background: Marsha is the founder of Fuckup Nights Toronto, a speaker series that’s all about sharing lessons from professional failure.

Business Endeavour: People are seeking connection and community during these uncertain times, and Marsha is delivering with her new podcast, Create Community. On this podcast, Marsha chats with fellow community builders to define what “community” truly means. The podcast launched on March 31st, and you can listen to it on Apple, Spotify, and other podcast-listening apps.

Luciana’s Foodtastic Blog Posts

PS Member: Luciana Couto

Background: Luciana is a social media savvy entrepreneur that is pursuing her creative passions through her Toronto lifestyle blog and online boutique, picked by Lu.

Business Endeavour: Luciana has been posting some foodtastic blogs during this time of social distancing. Whether you’re looking to make Nutella bread, a beef meatball mezze platter, or you just want to find out what your Air Fryer is really capable of, Luciana has got you covered!

Brenton’s At-Home DIY-Drinks

PS Member: Brenton Mowforth

Background: Brenton is a longtime PS member and cocktail enthusiast that runs @cheerstohappyhour, a bar guide and at-home DIY drinks account.

Business Endeavour: Given the current predicament, Brenton has been focusing more on creating and showcasing DIY-drinks, and his stellar cocktail recipes can brighten up the dreariest of days!

Emily and John’s Non-Profit Initiative

PS Members: Emily Yau and John

Backgrounds: Emily and John both come from advertising backgrounds. John is an associate creative director, and Emily is a freelance design strategist.

Business Endeavour: In March, Emily and John decided to launch the neighbourgood, a non-profit initiative that’s helping local businesses in Toronto sell gift cards that their customers can use at a later date.  All the proceeds from this initiative help small companies that have been impacted by social distancing measures stay afloat, rebuild operations, and support their staff. Follow @theneighbourgood on Instagram to keep up with their philanthropic endeavours.

Our members aren’t the only ones that have been changing things up; we recently launched our very own PS Member Platform to keep our community connected and elevate the Project Spaces experience. If you haven’t already signed up on the platform, email Neil or Jeff to ask for an invite! Also, keep your eyes peeled for special deals our members will be offering fellow PSers during this unprecedented time on on our Instagram.

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