Blog tagged "family" - N-Product

The Firestone Clarke Report is an Ottawa-based web radio show hosted by Dr. Bruce Firestone and Jennifer Clarke. Bruce is pillar in the local community, his involvement spans real estate, business, mentorship, consulting, charity and by the way, he was just one of the architects that brought the NHL to this fair city. Jennifer is a personal life/business mentor, who has a steep background in radio. In between her speaking engagements and monthly columns, she's also the host of Carleton University's CKCU The Namaste Show: Good News For A Change for over 11 years. 

The two have a great on-air dynamic, the show deals primarily with entrepreneurship from the entrepreneurs point of view. Dom (the guy part of N-Product) was invited on along with Janak Alford of Prototype D (Urban Workshop) to talk about startups, making things and trying to build a community of creatives, hackers and tinkerers in Ottawa. 

Hope you enjoy it! It was good fun.

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Our one year anniversary came and went, and in keeping with the current pattern we were too busy to really notice. September 12 the day was, if anyone is keeping score. There may have been a quick note on Facebook or Twitter and a quick high-five, before we buried our heads back into the grind. We celebrated by assembling and packaging Decksters and writing mailing labels!

It’s been a roller coaster of a year—check that— it’s been an out-of-control speeding bus driven by Sandra Bullock filled with craziness, fun and not-so-much fun. Juggling full time jobs, a new business, a young family, home maintenance, friends, family and everything else has been a challenge. We’ve had to make a lot of sacrifices to make it all work, but we still feel blessed to be able to build something that we are passionate about. We’re still trying to find the right groove, supporting each other whether we succeed or fail. This takes place every day.
We hope to build a business that we are proud of; something that represents who we are and what we believe in. 
Sure, the ball(s) drops sometimes, we just pick them back up and try again. We made one agreement before we dove head first into N-Product, we don’t let the ball drop when it came to our son. Amidst the chaos, we have managed to keep family first, dedicating time everyday to us as a family.
This marathon just started, we have a lot of hustling to do. We hope that once we have gained some momentum, there will be more time for friends and other adventures.  

We thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts for being unbelievably supportive and so understanding when we sometimes (most times) bail on plans at the last minute. 

We will make it up to you all. Promise. 

Merci merci merci.  Bisous xo

Chrys & Dom