With the help of Ivey's successful entrepreneurs, the Institute is proud to present the Ivey 60 Second Entrepreneur video series. The initiative will present valuable tips and on-field experiences from a host of entrepreneurs, covering a range of topics from innovation and conflict resolution to vision and teamwork.

Series 1

Ivey | 60 Second Entrepreneur: Andrew Tai - Support System

Andrew Tai, Co-founder of Unhaggle.com, discusses the importance of having a good support system made up of team members, mentors and advisors. A good support system can help share the burden and offer different skills and perspectives to solve problems and carry the business forward. Find out more about entrepreneurship at Ivey at http://www.ivey.uwo.ca/entrepreneurship/ Or follow us on Twitter at @IveyMIFE and on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/IveyEntrepreneur

Ivey | 60 Second Entrepreneur: Chris Guillon - Adversity

Chris Guillon, Co-founder of StormFisher Biogas talks about dealing with adversity as an entrepreneur. He stresses on the importance of staying motivated and moving forward despite the rejection and sense of instability that is commonplace for entrepreneurs. "If it was so easy, everyone would be doing it," says Guillon. Find out more about entrepreneurship at Ivey at http://www.ivey.uwo.ca/entrepreneurship/ Or follow us on Twitter at @IveyMIFE and on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/IveyEntrepreneur

Ivey | 60 Second Entrepreneur: John Rothschild -- Build a Collaborative Team

John Rothschild, Chairman and CEO of Prime Restaurants of Canada, discusses about the importance of setting a goal and compiling the perfect team to accomplish it. According to Rothschild, a team must have the freedom to argue, debate and finally come to a conclusion that not only helps accomplish their collective goal but acts in the best interest of the corporation. Find out more about entrepreneurship at Ivey at http://www.ivey.uwo.ca/entrepreneurship/ Or follow us on Twitter at @IveyMIFE and on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/IveyEntrepreneur

Ivey | 60 Second Entrepreneur: Nicole Verkindt - Staying on Course

Nicole Verkindt, Founder of OMX, addresses the importance of balancing and filtering opinions and advice from various stakeholders, whether they are partners, investors, friends or family. Verkindt notes that while such advice is helpful, it could stretch and alter an entrepreneur's original vision. Find out more about entrepreneurship at Ivey at http://www.ivey.uwo.ca/entrepreneurship/ Or follow us on Twitter at @IveyMIFE and on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/IveyEntrepreneur

Ivey | 60 Second Entrepreneur: Sam Gudewill - Personal Integrity

Sam Gudewill, founder of Innovex Equities Corporation, talks about the importance of identifying and working with people who possess and value personal integrity. Being able to correctly evaluate potential partners and stakeholders will improve your business and increase its chances of success. Find out more about entrepreneurship at Ivey at http://www.ivey.uwo.ca/entrepreneurship/ Or follow us on Twitter at @IveyMIFE and on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/IveyEntrepreneur

Ivey | 60 Second Entrepreneur: Suzie Chemel - Innovation

Suzie Chemel, Co-founder of Foxy Originals, talks about the importance of continuing to evolve and innovate as an organization. As a high-style fashion and accessories company, innovation has become a vital component to the continued success of Chemel's company. Find out more about entrepreneurship at Ivey at http://www.ivey.uwo.ca/entrepreneurship/ Or follow us on Twitter at @IveyMIFE and on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/IveyEntrepreneur

Ivey | 60 Second Entrepreneur: Paul Sabourin - Conflict Resolution

Paul Sabourin, Chairman and CIO of Polar Securities Inc., discusses the need for every new business to have a conflict resolution process. Laying the groundwork to tackle the inevitable problems that will confront your business will allow partners to efficiently and effectively deal with issues and make difficult decisions. Find out more about entrepreneurship at Ivey at http://www.ivey.uwo.ca/entrepreneurship/ Or follow us on Twitter at @IveyMIFE and on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/IveyEntrepreneur

Ivey | 60 Second Entrepreneur: Connie Clerici -- "I" vs. "We"

Connie Clerici, CEO of Closing the Gap Healthcare Group, talks about the importance of eliminating egocentrism within your organization. According to Clerici, an individual can devalue their organization by believing he or she is the only person of value within the company. Find out more about entrepreneurship at Ivey at http://www.ivey.uwo.ca/entrepreneurship/ Or follow us on Twitter at @IveyMIFE and on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/IveyEntrepreneur

Ivey | 60 Second Entrepreneur: Clayton Feick - Establishing the Groundwork

Clayton Feick, Co-founder of Smartcloud, discusses the importance of laying a good foundation for any type of business. Feick stresses on practical suggestions to ensure a business is properly setup, including registering the business, trademarks and patents, and creating shareholder's agreements for each partnership. When the foundation and ground rules are established, all the parties involved will have a clearer picture of their roles and responsibilities. Find out more about entrepreneurship at Ivey at http://www.ivey.uwo.ca/entrepreneurship/ Or follow us on Twitter at @IveyMIFE and on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/IveyEntrepreneur

Ivey | 60 Second Entrepreneur: Glenn Yonemitsu - Shifting Gears

Glenn Yonemitsu, President of NEXT Strategic Advisors & WHY Capital, addresses the need for entrepreneurial leaders to be willing and able to shift gears during different phases of a company's life span. If leaders are not able to adapt to their new realities, the company will struggle and be unable to move forward to their next growth curve. Find out more about entrepreneurship at Ivey at http://www.ivey.uwo.ca/entrepreneurship/ Or follow us on Twitter at @IveyMIFE and on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/IveyEntrepreneur

Ivey | 60 Second Entrepreneur: Eric Brass - Competitive Edge

Eric Brass, co-founder of Tequila Tromba, talks about how the company transformed its constraints and limitations of being a start-up into a competitive advantage and part of the organization's culture. Brass knew that Tequila Tromba could not match the resources of larger, established brands and had to craft unconventional ideas to compete in the market place. http://www.ivey.uwo.ca/entrepreneurship/

 Series 2

Ivey | 60 Second Entrepreneur: Melinda Lehman - Humility

Melinda Lehman, Managing Partner at Happen Inc., talks about the importance of being humble and consciously incompetent. Know your weaknesses and be open to hand over the reins to others who are more competent in that area. However, don't stop learning or progressing your skills to become more consciously competent. Find out more about entrepreneurship at Ivey at http://ivey.uwo.ca/entrepreneurship/ Or follow us at @IveyMIFE and http://www.facebook.com/IveyEntrepreneur

Ivey | 60 Second Entrepreneur: Ian Turnbull - Honesty and Commitment

Ian Turnbull, Director at Earning Through Learning, tells Entrepreneurs to be realistic about their ideas, to view them through an outside perspective that doesn't share an owner's connection. "We're prepared to make sacrifices to make the idea a reality and so we expect other people to do that! That's probably not true." Find out more about entrepreneurship at Ivey at http://ivey.uwo.ca/entrepreneurship/ Or follow us at @IveyMIFE and http://www.facebook.com/IveyEntrepreneur

Ivey | 60 Second Entrepreneur: Steve Suske -- Comprehensive Understanding

Steve Suske, President and CEO of Suske Capital Management, advises entrepreneurs to pick an industry and own it. Gain a comprehensive understanding of how the industry works, who are the competitors, who are the customers and what are they looking for; become an industry expert. Find out more about entrepreneurship at Ivey at http://ivey.uwo.ca/entrepreneurship/

Ivey | 60 Second Entrepreneur: Lee Berger - Details

Lee Berger, co-owner of WinJunkie.com, an online gift card competition website, addresses the importance of taking care of the details to ensure perfect execution. Berger relates an experience at WinJunkie.com, where they required an extra hire to ensure all packages and gift cards were mailed out to competition winners and customers. Find out more about entrepreneurship at Ivey at http://ivey.uwo.ca/entrepreneurship/ Or follow us at @IveyMIFE and http://www.facebook.com/IveyEntrepreneur

Ivey | 60 Second Entrepreneur: Lisa Shepherd - Mantra

Ivey | 60 Second Entrepreneur: Lisa Shepherd -- Mantra Lisa Shepherd, President of The Mezzanine Group, shares one of her mantras to help young entrepreneurs with their journey; "Earn, Learn, Equity." Find out more about entrepreneurship at Ivey at http://ivey.uwo.ca/entrepreneurship/ Or follow us at @IveyMIFE and http://www.facebook.com/IveyEntrepreneur

Ivey | 60 Second Entrepreneur: Steve Lister - Planned Perseverance Pays

Steve Lister, co-founder of Imperial Capital, talks about the effectiveness of combining goal setting and perseverance, perfectly summed up in his motto "Planned Perseverance Pays." He calls on entrepreneurs to set detailed goals mapping out what they want to accomplish and to then persevere in the face of adversity. Find out more about entrepreneurship at Ivey at http://ivey.uwo.ca/entrepreneurship/ Follow us at @IveyMIFE and http://www.facebook.com/IveyEntrepreneur

Ivey | 60 Second Entrepreneur: Sal Sloan - Adapting to feedback

Sal Sloan, Operating Partner at BrainRider, says that businesses need to be open to customer feedback and be able to adapt to their needs to find success. "Changing your business to be more in tuned with what they want, as long as it's headed in the direction that's making you happy, ultimately will get you to a stronger more successful business." Find out more about entrepreneurship at Ivey at http://ivey.uwo.ca/entrepreneurship/ Or follow us at @IveyMIFE and http://www.facebook.com/IveyEntrepreneur

Ivey | 60 Second Entrepreneur: Gordon Forsythe - Knowing the numbers

Gordon Forsythe, co-founder of Compass Capital and currently an advisor at MaRS Discovery District, relates a past experience that highlights the importance of understanding the numbers. Find out more about entrepreneurship at Ivey at http://ivey.uwo.ca/entrepreneurship/ Or follow us at @IveyMIFE and http://www.facebook.com/IveyEntrepreneur

Ivey | 60 Second Entrepreneur: Justine Hamilton - Systems

Justine Hamilton, owner of Lear Communication Inc., talks about the importance of having systems in place to aid ventures during periods of growth. Without systems, all the emphasis falls onto the owner who cannot be involved in controlling and making every decision within a company. According to Justine, Entrepreneurial ventures also have the added bonus of being able to change and update their systems to fit new challenges without lengthy review processes. Find out more about entrepreneurship at Ivey at http://www.iveyentrepreneur.ca/ Or follow us at @IveyMIFE and http://www.facebook.com/IveyEntrepreneur

Ivey | 60 Second Entrepreneur: Eric Janssen -- Being Passionate

Eric Janssen, Director of Wrapp speaks about the importance of being passionate about your business. "It's really important as an entrepreneur to realize what your passion is and pursue that to the fullest extent," says Janssen, who has been involved with a number of companies, projects and startups. Find out more about entrepreneurship at Ivey at http://www.iveyentrepreneur.ca/ Or follow us on Twitter at @IveyMIFE and on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/IveyEntrepreneur

Ivey | 60 Second Entrepreneur: Dustin Walper - Growing the Team

Dustin Walper, Co-Founder of Myplanet Digital, addresses how an entrepreneurial company should grow its team with care; ensuring every hire is not only a perfect fit to the position but to the rest of the team and the organization's culture. Find out more about entrepreneurship at Ivey at http://www.iveyentrepreneur.ca/ Or follow us at @IveyMIFE and http://www.facebook.com/IveyEntrepreneur

Ivey | 60 Second Entrepreneur: Andrew Barnicke - Change

Andrew Barnicke, President of Abbey Road Ventures Inc., highlights the difference between structures in the corporate world and those in entrepreneurial ventures and how the latter demands leading entrepreneurs to adapt and take on more responsibility. Find out more about entrepreneurship at Ivey at http://www.iveyentrepreneur.ca/ Or follow us at @IveyMIFE and http://www.facebook.com/IveyEntrepreneur