Krystal Clear looking to the future with Scotiabank
Thirty-three-year-old electrical engineer, entrepreneur and Scotiabank Vision Achiever, Perryn Smith, knows at first hand the value of nurturing a dream, and taking small steps to make big things happen.
He recalls that as a teenager in high school he was bitten by the entrepreneurial bug and quickly developed a reputation as the 'go-to' guy for things like chewing gum and fruit juices. By age 17, he had his eyes set on an audio business and was intent on providing technical support and equipment for indoor and outdoor events. His father, seeing his enthusiasm, came on board, providing equipment for the fledgling business. That partnership mushroomed into the limited liability company, Krystal Clear Productions, which now employs four full-time staff, with numerous others on contracts.
Krystal Clear is one of 25 businesses chosen from 112 applicants for this year's Scotiabank Vision Achiever Programme. The programme outline includes a seven-module course over 17 weeks with topics covering training in sales and marketing, as well as one-on-one business consultations. The programme is led by ActionCOACH, Marcia Woon Choy, who has established herself as the consummate business coach and has guided many SMEs to long-term success.
Smith says he signed up on the advice of a friend who thought it was a good option for him. Though initially challenging because of his hectic schedule, it is an initiative which he welcomes, especially the opportunity to enhance his business expertise. Buoyed by the experience from the first few workshops, he says his goals have become even more defined.