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Getting prepped for the Dragons

This article originally appeared in The Coast Reporter on March 11, 2012.

M. Magas & Associates Inc., in collaboration with HolyCrap.ca, is proud to announce an upcoming Dragons’ Den audition training day for would-be Dragons’ Den pitchers.

The workshop takes place March 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Seaside Centre in Sechelt. The CBC Dragons’ Den auditions will be held the following day, March 20. also at the Seaside Centre from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Participation in the day of training is free and lunch is included. The pre-audition workshop will offer participants an edge by inviting them to pitch their business idea or invention for expert feedback and insider tips from past season Dragons’ Den pitchers: Brian and Corin Mullins from HolyCrap.ca, Sarah Doherty from Sidestix, Eric Olsen from Vintage Sports Images, and Brad Friesen from Last Call Productivity Beverage.

Corin and Brian Mullins of HolyCrap.ca are two of the most successful and famous graduates of the Aspire Self-Employment program, operated by M. Magas and Associates.

Since 2005, Aspire has been helping clients make a transition from unemployment to business ownership by offering comprehensive business planning and implementation training support.

CBC Dragons’ Den producers are also scouting for energy innovators and student entrepreneurs for special episodes in Season 7 of Dragons’ Den. To register for the Dragons’ Den training day, call 604-885-4547.

Niv, Claudia and Heather Pictured left to right are Niv Harris, current director of Aspire self-employment program; Claudia Redfern, former director of Aspire and current vice-president of marketing for Holy Crap.ca and Heather Ingram, current director of Aspire.

The Aspire program, operated by M. Magas & Associates, are hosting a Dragons’ Den audition training day on Monday, March 19 at the Seaside Centre.