What I hope my kids will be when they grow up

Wikipedia defines Entrepreneurship as the "capacity and willingness to develop, organize and manage a business venture along with any of its risks in order to make a profit”. While it’s true that any business must make a profit in order to enable the owner to continue to operate and make their mark on the world, I believe the greatest gift of Entrepreneurship is the ability it gives the creator to make a life. To me, being an entrepreneur has meant that I could take the time to spend a month at the hospital with my dying father, take my daughter to check out her new digs at university on a Thursday morning, and rearrange my day when my son developed a mystery rash on a Friday. Working for myself has created the freedom that I never knew when I worked in the financial industry, tracking vacation days and commuting on the GO Train each day.

I think so many of us want our children to have a better life than we do. My life is filled with day after day of exploration, fulfilling work, wonderful people and challenges that constantly keep me on my toes. I can’t imagine how my kids could have it better than I do, but I know that I will always encourage them to do what they love, but to do it for themselves.

What is your biggest dream for your kids?

Could you find your child's baby photos in under ten minutes?

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This weekend, Liz needed to find a baby picture for Grace to submit to her school's yearbook committee for her grade 8 graduation.  Much digging around was done through old hard drives until she thought she had it narrowed down to four identical pink 258gb drives.  But where was the power cord?  So, it was off to The Source for a new one.  Oh, you don't make those anymore?  Uh...we could try this one?  Okay...  Ugh, this drive won't mount to the Macbook because Liz had a PC back then and it's formatted for a PC.  Okay, out comes the work HP laptop, in goes the plug and *poof*.  The laptop instantly powers down and won't restart.  The hard drive just sits there like a pretty pink brick.  Half a (beautiful, sunny) day spent hunting for one photograph, an embarrassing visit to the IT department at work on Monday morning and still no baby picture.  Maybe Grandma in Guelph has one we can borrow...

This seemed like a sign from the universe that it's time to share a secret project that I've been working on for my clients for quite a while now.

In 2016, the work began to build The Vault.  In 2017, my team grew to include a programmer who has been working tirelessly to build exactly what I want you to have.  I want you to enjoy your photographs.  I want to give you easy access to your memories, an easy way to share them, print them and archive them properly for your family.  I want you to be able to show off your photos on your phone, easily place an online order for a quick print for a school project and, with a few clicks, post to social media when it's your child's birthday.  I want to offer curated products that you can order yourself and have arrive at your door in just a few days.  I want all of this to be simple and at your fingertips.

Mostly, I want your children to have their baby pictures.

If you are interested in knowing when The Vault is open, drop us a note below and we will keep you in the loop.  We may even ask you a question here and there as we put the finishing touches on!

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