Small Business Week 2021

Small businesses have faced unprecedented challenges over the past year and a half, with the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to impact their day-to-day operations. Business owners in Middlesex County have demonstrated extraordinary resilience during these uncertain times. For Small Business Week 2021, we wanted to celebrate and share the stories of local business owners.

New Leaf Pet Aqua Cremation

Joshua Jones launched New Leaf Pet Aqua Cremation amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. As a pet owner and funeral director, Joshua understands the importance of providing highly personable aftercare services.

The Bloomin Bog Water Gardens

Isa and Nick Webb operate The Bloomin Bog Water Gardens — an award-winning business established in 1981. Adopting an e-commerce website has accelerated Isa and Nick’s mission to bring water into every garden.

Coaching for Caregivers Canada

Brenda Blais Nesbitt is the owner of Coaching for Caregivers Canada. As a caregiver for her daughter over the past 28 years, Brenda felt inspired to support other caregivers and advocate for their loved ones.

Middlesex Chiropractic & Rehabilitation

Dr. Brooke Earley is a chiropractor and the owner of Middlesex Chiropractic & Rehabilitation. After COVID-19 disrupted her profession and shut down her business, Brooke adapted and grew her team during the pandemic.

Arva Mill House Bakery

Tracie Aarts opened the Arva Mill House Bakery just ten days before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. As a single mother, Tracie needed a flexible career to make time for her daughter, leading to her new journey as an entrepreneur.