Rivers Corbett

Rivers Corbett
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Rivers Cor­bett mba In 1998, Rivers invest­ed $2,000 in a small start-up bring­ing chefs into people’s homes. By 2007, it had grown into a sev­en-fig­ure tal­ent agency pro­vid­ing chefs for pri­vate and cor­po­rate events includ­ing cook­ing class­es in Sobeys and oth­er retail­ers. When COVID abrupt­ly halt­ed that busi­ness, he launched ChefTo­r­i­al, an online com­pa­ny with oper­a­tions in three coun­tries that brings expe­ri­en­tial culi­nary class­es to vir­tu­al events such as cor­po­rate con­fer­ences, fundrais­ers, and din­ner par­ties. Rivers is also the man behind Rel­ish, the for­mer icon­ic Atlantic Cana­da burg­er chain known for its gourmet burg­ers and wel­com­ing approach to cus­tomer ser­vice. The secret ingre­di­ent in all these ven­tures? He zags where oth­er peo­ple zig. In short, Rivers does things dif­fer­ent­ly. He’s been a found­ing board mem­ber of Start­up Cana­da, was the entre­pre­neur in res­i­dence for the Province of New Brunswick, Mount Alli­son Uni­ver­si­ty and the Uni­ver­si­ty of New Brunswick and is the author of 4 books to help guide entre­pre­neurs towards suc­cess. Oth­er acco­lades include being twice named Fredericton’s Entre­pre­neur of the Year, rec­og­nized in Prof­it Magazine’s Hottest Start-ups List, and list­ed as one of Canada’s Top Ten Men­tors. Today, Rivers con­tin­ues to help small busi­ness­es suc­ceed through Head­space for Entre­pre­neurs, a com­mu­ni­ty of glob­al entre­pre­neurs and through his coach­ing busi­ness – Ask Rivers. His spe­cial­ties include: — Bring­ing busi­ness ideas to mar­ket using the Busi­ness Mod­el Can­vas as the foun­da­tion for suc­cess. — Help­ing entre­pre­neurs devel­op and imple­ment mar­ket­ing and sales strate­gies using Prof­it Accel­er­a­tion Soft­ware as the engine which builds prof­its AND revenues.


  • Entrepreneurship
  • Sales
  • Strategic Planning


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