Feature: Student entrepreneur’s small biz focus pays off

The Globe and Mail, Monday, Jan. 17, 2011

Original Article

Nicholas MacLeod has owned and operated Future Web Design, a full-service IT business in Charlottetown focused on the small-business market and emphasizing customer service, since 2003. He has developed clients in several Canadian provinces and the United States. His company has averaged 60-per-cent growth in revenue over the last three years.

Mr. MacLeod is also a full-time student at the University of Prince Edward Island and was named the 2010 student entrepreneur Prince Edward Island champion by national charitable organization, Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship (ACE).

“For me personally, the award provides additional inspiration,” says the third-year business administration student doing a minor in information technology and a specialization in entrepreneurship. “Being recognized brings incentive for me to continue to work hard, set and strive for larger goals.”

You can listen to a podcast with Mr. MacLeod.

How to run a business while studying full-time? Ways to overcome the challenges and tips for success? Mr. MacLeod was online to answer your questions. Mobile readers should follow this link.