AR Bizzo 1 LRcropI owned a Commercial Photography business with an international reputation, Marketing /Business Consultancy and was an Internet Webmaster. My boutique Advertising Agency provided custom services to a wide variety of international businesses.

Forbes (May, 2017) said Bizzo was #9 of the Top 25 Small Business accounts on Twitter. London-based Richtopia said Bizzo was on the list of the Top 200 Social Influencers in the World for 2017.

I am an international Mentor and Business Coach to over 1000 leaders, investors and entrepreneurs. He consults with numerous multinationals and two foreign governments.  I am a published business writer, an author; a Book on Business Start-ups called  “How to Start a Successful Business – the First Time” and “Social Media Rockstar – Social Media Marketing for Entrepreneurs and Business” both on Amazon. I was a National Finalist for the Business Development Bank’s Mentor of the Year 2014. My book was Nominated in May 2014 for the National Small Business Awards 2014. I was nominated for the 2014 & 2015 Small Business Influencers Award in the Leadership category. Entrepreneur Magazine said I was one of 17 Masters of Marketing & PR and an incredible resource for entrepreneurs.

I am an Agent of Change with a Social media following well over 500,000. I am an Elite Weekly Writer for Equity Magazine, the largest platform for Emerging Growth Companies in the world. I am the Adjunct Professor of Social Media Marketing, MBA School of Management, New York Institute of Technology (Vancouver Campus)

I attended University of New Brunswick (BA), Queens University, Simon Fraser University, City University (MBA) and received the international Certification with APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) – Certified Business Counsellor from Acadia University, Nova Scotia, in 2011. I have taken MBA courses from Harvard, Wharton and MIT via a Massive Online Open Curriculum (MOOC).

See my book,  “How to Start a Successful Business – the First Time” here

and “Social Media Rockstar – Social Media Marketing for Entrepreneurs and Business” on Amazon


Past/Current Memberships, Executive and Boards of Directors

  • Partner, Equifaira Advisors, Liquidity Event Planners (Private Equity Financing)
  • Partner/Founder, MC Nanotech Corporation (Energy)
  • Director, Greanwold Interactive (Gaming)
  • Managing Director, International English Education Development Institute (Canada/China)
  • Founder/Partner Kickstart
  • President, BC Entrepreneur Development Association
  • Chairman, (Community Partner), Canadian Youth Business Foundation
  • Executive Director, Winston College
  • Former Partner, VivaVera/BIZZO Producers of The Dreaming Room (a Michael Gerber Company)  in Vancouver
  • Partner, Be Your Own Boss Consulting Inc.
  • Director, Sino-Canadian Hitech Co. Ltd.
  • Director, Canada-China Import Exporters Association
  • Director, Burrard Inlet Artists Association
  • Director, Power Productions Corp.
  • Director, SeedFundR (Equity Crowdfunding)
  • Treasurer, BC Speed Skating Association
  • Board of Advisors, Mentor Plus+
  • Board of Advisors, Power Strata Corp
  • Member, Canadian Council for Small Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Member, Acadia Centre for Social & Business Entrepreneurship
  • Member, Canadian Community Economic Development Network
  • Member, Asia Pacific Community Cooperation (APEC)
  • Board of Advisors, New York Institute of Technology (Vancouver Campus)

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