2009 Recipient: Rebecca Page, 38
President, Concierge Home Services
Provides household management for busy people who want to outsource a full range of cleaning services.
Biggest Business Achievement: Establishing the franchises, it was a huge task to prepare for and a big learning curve.
Biggest Business Obstacle: If I wasn’t balancing the responsibilities of raising a family, I’d have more energy and time to build my business.
Biggest Lesson Learned: Daily operational blips have the potential to distract you from the big picture, don’t let them.
Three Words That Describe You: Disciplined, organized, decisive.
Charitable Involvement: Harmony House and Women’s Business Network of Ottawa.
Biggest Influence: Martha Stewart, because she saw a way to take something that existed and package it for mass appeal. She was an independent businesswoman in an era when women were expected to be housewives.
First Job: At age 12, I talked my way into a job at the second hand bookstore my mother frequented - sorting, stacking, and labelling.
Favourite Travel Destination: Any place I haven’t been before.
Favourite Book: Tao Te Ching, by Lao-Tzu.
Favourite Movie: Love Actually.