Carla Langhorst (co-founder)
Carla Langhorst is a co-founder of Small Business Solver, which she launched after realizing that her small business clients couldn’t get what they needed from any one-hour consultation that they could afford. She decided to use her MBA and extensive business experience to design an online system that demystified small business and decision-making points, and Small Business Solver was born.
Carla has written two books, run training workshops for over 10 000 entrepreneurs, and done consultation work for over 1000 small businesses. She is passionate about creating innovative ways to help small businesses and social enterprises flourish. Small Business has supported 300,000 entrepreneurs to date.
Carla’s goal is to make it the most trusted small business resource hub in the world.
With the recent addition of over 100 new training videos, 105 coaching guides and PowerPoint slides for business centers and incubators, and a pay-what-you-can option for business owners, Small Business Solver is better than ever!
Kagan Mustafa (co-founder)
Kagan is co-founder and CTO of Small Business Solver. He’s driven by a passion for small business and a strong identification with the need for more easy-to-use small business resources, having seen thousands of small business owners in his work with xod Media.
Kagan’s experience with customized programing, website design, and back-end programing make him a vital part of the Small Business Solver team. Having studied business at Carleton University and Computer Science at Ryerson Polytechnic, Kagan now specializes in how people use websites, the media they use, and website accessibility for disabled people.
Kagan continues to support small business by serving as a Director on the Markham Board of Trade, providing coaching to new tech start ups and donating 20% of his profits to smal businesses and charities that give back to the social grid.
Sarah Levis (marketing manager)
Sarah Levis is the Marketing Manager and overall communications guru at Small Business Solver. She is a writer, award-winning disability blogger, and social media marketer. She has a degree in Psychology from Queen’s University, a Developmental Services Worker diploma from Loyalist College, a Technical Communications Certificate from Simon Fraser University, and a love for all things tech.
A small business owner herself, she’s loving learning about Small Business Solver as helps to make it the best it can be!
Barbara Mangwende (ambassador)
Barbara is an Ambassador of Small Business Solver. From her experience using the tool combined with a passion to see small businesses succeed; she speaks about Small Business Solver wherever she goes and always looks for ways to support and connect entrepreneurs; youth and adults with suitable resources for business success.
Barbara has spent more than 10 years in the non-profit sector; managing self-employment programs; coaching, advising and training entrepreneurs. She holds a Master’s Degree in Sustainable International Development from Brandeis University, USA and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Studies Honors from the University of Zimbabwe.
From her work experience and being a business owner herself, Barbara understands the challenges faced by entrepreneurs and she is always exploring new opportunities to help entrepreneurs succeed in business for sustainability. Small Business Solver is a “must-have” tool to handle some of the challenges!