Toronto Business MySenior Subscription Boxes

We’re excited to introduce you to Stephanie, the owner behind Toronto business MySenior Subscription Boxes, an online shop offering thoughtfully curated subscription boxes for senior citizens. Stephanie’s business helps you send special gifts to your grandparents, parents, or friends so they know how much they’re loved. We hope you enjoy getting to know her and her business a little more!

What does your perfect morning look like?

  • Making eggs for my two boys (Luke 4yrs & Miles 2 yrs) and watching a show with them before they head to school.

What’s your favourite thing about owning a small business?

  • I love that I can be creative. I can try something and if it doesn’t work, I can figure out a way to make it better. I love connecting to other people too, talking to other small business owners is so inspiring and cool.

What’s one thing you do everyday that contributes to your success?

  • One of my big goals is creating connection in a positive way. I set a daily, mini-goal to talk to one person in the care-giving community. Even a small message like: “you’re doing an amazing job” – just letting people know we care.

What or who inspired you to start your business?

  • My grandmother. She was in a long-term care residents for 14 years and I visited her weekly to make sure she had what she needed. She didn’t always know who I was, but being there with her made a huge difference. Love and connection is really powerful, and I wanted to create those moments for other people.

If you could travel anywhere, where would it be?

  • Italy! I hope to be there a lot when I’m older, traveling to different cities in Italy would be lovely, also would love to spend time where my grandparents grew up. 

What 3 words best describe your business?

  • Authentic, Familiar and Connection.

What did you do before you started your business?

  • I taught corporate yoga for companies around the GTA for 7 years! I always wanted to make a difference in someone’s life.
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What’s your proudest moment in your business so far?

  • Meeting the people at Smile Theatre. They are an amazing charity in the caregiving community and I want to be able to support them as much as we can.

What’s your favourite family tradition?

  • Going for walks through our park down to the Credit River, my favourite thing to do!

What’s one of your biggest values when it comes to your business?

  • Authenticity, trust and we have to give back to the care communities.

If you could do anything for a day, what would it be?

  • I would want to take piano lessons and watch other musicians play.

What’s the biggest problem your business solves for people?

  • We provide a service to give care moments every season. Care comes in a variety of different ways, and I think when a customer of ours wants to give something special to their loved one, we are able to provide that gift-giving service but it’s meaningful. This gift matters and it’s going to put a smile on their loved one’s face.

What’s the biggest challenge you’ve overcome in your business?

  • Technology! I learned a lot while building out business strategy and making it come to life online.

If you could road trip anywhere next weekend, where would you go?

  • Vancouver! I want to drive across Canada one day and next weekend sounds great!

Aside from your business, what’s your biggest passion?

  • Music, arts…expression. Connection. I love to read and hang out with like-minded people who want to better their communities.

What’s one thing people might not know about you?

  • I like to write songs but my singing voice isn’t very good so I don’t sing them.

What makes you laugh the most?

  • My 2 year old, Miles. He is so funny.

Any embarrassing moments you’d like to share with us?

  • Week 1 of starting my business (building my website) I spilled tea on my laptop and it died immediately. I had to go out to the mall and buy another one asap.

What’s your favourite holiday and why?

  • Christmas! I love family, presents, food, the weather and warmth…all of it.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

  • Continuing to growing my business, possibly starting another business/charity and working in a bright office. I currently work in my bedroom – haha. 

When people shop from you, how does that impact you and your family?

  • We are so happy to give back. It’s truly a mood-boosting, “wow” anything is possible moment. I want my children to know they can do anything they want to. 

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