06 Jul Founder Stories – Cory from Floodway
Today, we’re sharing a few answers from Cory’s quick interview with Jivasio. Cory is the founder of Floodway Print Company, based in the vibrant city of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
As entrepreneurs, we often find ourselves yearning for guidance and wisdom from those who have walked the path before us. With each story shared, we gain valuable insights, learn from triumphs and setbacks, and find inspiration to fuel our own ventures.
From humble beginnings to becoming a key player in the printing landscape, Floodway’s story is one of passion, perseverance, and a deep connection with the community.
What’s your backstory and how did you come up with the idea?
It’s about helping our clients look great and achieve their goals. A lifelong BMX rider, Beal was introduced to the industry when he came to a screen-printing shop to get some t-shirts printed for a BMX event. He wasn’t totally sold on the process as a customer and realized he could do it better.
Today, clients include businesses, brands and bands of all kinds, and some of them are literally trying to cure cancer. Some are on their last bit of money trying to get some merchandise printed, so again, respecting those resources is integral to every step of the process. But whether you’re into BMX, curing cancer or installing pipes, it’s all the same thing to Floodway.
How do you motivate yourself to keep going every day?
It’s the ultimate reward to see the vision of your business come to life. The bonus for us is we often get to see our work out in the wild, too. So it’s both the business, and the craft.
What’s your one biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
It’s a continuous process but learning to hire and lead a team has been rewarding for myself, and the business.