Network = Networth

Turning Your Hobby Into a Career With Mark Giguère

October 10, 2022 Dalene Allen/Mark Giguere Season 4 Episode 7
Network = Networth
Turning Your Hobby Into a Career With Mark Giguère
Show Notes

I was born in Timmins, Ontario, home town of Shania Twain.

I was raised in Toronto and Picton Ontario and used to live a few doors down from Bobby Hall’s farm in Picton, Ontario.

After graduating from Grade 13, I decided to move to Quebec City to study Translation and Business at Laval University. I remained in Quebec City for 7 years, ran my own Translation company and also worked as ESL Instructor and Interpreter at Berlitz Language Institute.

I was eventually pulled into technology sales and moved to Ottawa, Kingston, Vancouver and eventually Victoria where I held numerous leadership roles with Canon and Ricoh before becoming a Financial Advisor and Realtor.

In 2014 following the sudden passing of my Father, I returned to Ottawa and worked as Regional Sales Manager for ADT securities until they restructured and laid off all their top executives and was bought by Telus. I then decided to return to work as a Financial Advisor.

In May 2020, I relocated to Halifax as a Financial Advisor. I had been coming to Halifax to visit a friend every month for over a year.

In December 2020, I retired as a Financial Advisor and incorporated Atlantic Business Solutions Inc so I could provide affordable and cost-effective POS Point Of Sale Systems to businesses in Atlantic Canada and coast to coast. What started as a hobby 12 years ago is now my full time passion.  

I recently expanded and now offer Quick Business Loans in Canada and the US up to $1,000,000 and office equipment in Halifax HRM:

Photocopiers, printers, shredders, mailing equipment, laptops (all installed , set and serviced by qualified Sharp technicians)

Telus Smart Security Systems for businesses and homes through Atlantic Security & Automation Partners (ASAP). 

 When not working and playing, I am a Radio Host for 97.5 CIOE FM where I host Money Matters with Mark Giguère where I discuss a variety of financial topics with my guests to educate our audience and help my guests promote their professions.

 I enjoy golfing, cycling, kayaking, fitness, hiking, playing cribbage, chess, darts and travel. 

 I enjoy helping others and am always available to offer a hand and invite you or anyone you know to a free consultation. 

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