-- Grade-A maple syrup: He buys it for $6.99 at Trader Joe's, sells it for $9.99, which is well under the $12.99 sales price you can find at other stores in Vancouver, he said.
He says his enterprise (a 650-square-foot storefront) is time-consuming. And it isn't making him rich.
But it is making him happy.
"I like to say I've never worked so hard to make so little money," he said.
He says he gets a kick out of bringing a smile to shoppers' faces, and the practical, hands-on learning will help him with his next enterprise, no matter what it might be. (Among his other endeavors over the years: He said he turned a bagel kiosk into a thriving cafe business and sold it for a profit.)
"I've got a million other business ideas," he said. "When Trader Joe's opens up here, I'll close my doors and move on to the next idea."
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