My name is Karen and I’m the organizer + founder of Open for Business Brampton. I have 16 years of experience in finance, leadership, customer service excellence, communications, and project management. The corporate realm was my life but most recently I decided to take the plunge into the entrepreneurial process. We all know and have heard of pop-up markets happening all over the GTA, but the more research I conducted, the more I realized that our Brampton community had a need for a platform that allowed for local, both small & established entrepreneurs to showcase their business and build their brand awareness within our area. I saw a need, and I acted on it! It’s been an interesting journey and I’m grateful to be connecting with local business owners – there is SO much talent out there that needs to be explored and recognized. My core values for Open for Business Brampton are CONNECTION • COLLABORATION • COMMUNITY. I believe that together we can do GREAT things!
Open for Business Brampton was designed to cultivate opportunities for emerging and established entrepreneurs alike. Our mission is to help build and promote local entrepreneurs to grow their brand awareness through local supportive pop-up markets. There are so many talented entrepreneurs within Brampton and our surrounding cities. Open for Business Brampton markets will provide a space for Brampton residents to learn more about, stay informed on, and take part in supporting and shopping local.