Are you ready to start your dream business in Canada?

For the next few weeks, you will go from confused immigrant to thriving entrepreneur while operating in the country of your dreams! This self-paced course is your ticket to entrepreneurship success.


We provide you with a step-by-step, easy-to-follow guide of everything you need to know to setup a successful business.

Setting up a business in a foreign country can be daunting for anybody.

I know because I'm an immigrant just like you.

And just like you, I had to deal with a lot of confusion and discouragement when I started my business.

Not only were the rules different, there were also certain disadvantages that made it more difficult to become an entrepreneur.

Back, then I had to deal with:

✔️ Navigating through all the legal requirements
✔️ Getting over all the cultural differences
✔️ Figuring out the right business to setup without any know-how
✔️ Studying almost a hundred tax laws
✔️ Finding the right people to do business with
✔️ ...and a whole lot more!

The task was so overwhelming that there were several times when I just thought about giving up!

But I didn't give up!

I navigated my way through all the frustration and I'm happy I did! I realized that becoming an immigrant entrepreneur was possible if only I had the right tools and the right knowledge that I now have.

Now, I am a serial entrepreneur with several successful businesses in Canada. I continue to grow my businesses and live the life that I've always dreamed of for me and my family.

And you know what? You can, too!

With just the right guidance and the right action plan, you won't have to go through all that confusion and waste time and money on making mistakes!

Imagine if you can:

✔️ Setup your business in Canada for success - the right way!
✔️ Ensure the future success of your business and maximize your profit potential
✔️ Eliminate all the unnecessary distractions and really focus on getting your business setup quickly and efficiently
✔️ Understand the foundations of doing business in Canada
✔️ Overcome the cultural barriers and remove all the disadvantages that comes with becoming an immigrant entrepreneur


Immigrants Developing Entrepreneur Academy (IDEA)
Self-Paced Version!

IDEA is a 10-week step-by-step course tailored specifically to immigrants so you can effectively navigate through the hurdles and challenges that comes with starting a business in a new country. It was created to help Canadian immigrants like you start a successful business easier and faster than you’d ever imagined.

IDEA is a course tailored specifically to immigrants so you can effectively navigate through the hurdles and challenges that comes with starting a business in a new country. It was created to help Canadian immigrants like you start a successful business easier and faster than you’d ever imagined.

How does IDEA work?

7 Modules

IDEA trainings are 10 modules with easy-to-follow pre-recorded videos, templates, resource lists, and cheat sheets.


You’re an IDEA member for life. You can retake the program for free anytime, for as long as the program exists.

Is IDEA right for me?

If you're a current or future immigrant who wants to learn how to properly build a business in Canada, learn about financing options, set up a team, create an operations system, increase sales and scale up potentials, then IDEA is for you.

The program is best suited for:

  • Future immigrants to Canada who want to learn before arriving
  • Current immigrants to Canada who owned a business back at home
  • Current immigrants to Canada with no previous business experience
  • Immigrants to Canada who are fed up of not being able to find a job and are looking at self-employment or business as a viable option

What's Inside The Course

Here's what we'll cover in the course of 7 modules

Module 1: Understanding the Canadian Business Landscape

For your first lesson, you'll be understanding how the business community operates in Canada. This will help set your expectations and prepare you for the challenges that comes with opening up a business in this country. You will also be learning about the culture in Canada and some of the do's and don'ts about doing business here.

Module 2: Which Business Should You Open in Canada?

In this module, we will uncover what the most profitable businesses are and which one you should invest on to help you ensure success. We will study the current market, understand the needs and wants of Canadian consumers to secure the future of your potential investment.

Module 3: Creating Your Business Model Canvas

Learn about creating your business canvas and how to do it the right way! You will be learning about the market from an insider's perspective. I will teach you step-by-step on the best way to position your business.

Module 4: The Right Business Structure & Register Your Business

With our help, you will be able to decide which business structure would be most advantageous for you. We will talk about liabilities and how to protect yourself from things that may come up in your business. Then you will know exactly how to register your business in Canada quickly and efficiently. I will walk you through what you need to do and what you don't need to do so you won't end up wasting precious time and money.

Module 5: Permits, Licenses, Insurance & Taxes

Making sure you comply with state requirements about operating a business in Canada and protecting your business from future actions is a priority for us. This module, you will understand about several business documents that you need to acquire before you can begin operating your business. We have also put together a simple and uncomplicated guide to help you understand Canada's tax laws without feeling intimidated or confused. We will also be teaching you about certain things that you can do to help reduce your tax due.

Module 6: Creating Business Systems That Work

If you want to scale your business later on, you need to be able to setup the right systems. I will teach you some of the proven systems that I use to launch several businesses to success.

Module 7: Finding the Right People and Canadian Human Resources

Learn where you can hire the right people , understand cultural expectations, and know about the best human resource practices so you can prevent as much conflict as possible and ensure that your staff remains motivated and happy.




Franchises In Canada
Learn about how to get into a franchise and what it takes to do it


Financing Your Business
Learn several ways to finance your business. 


Best Business Tools
Must-have tools to help you grow your business. Tried and tested.

When does IDEA start?

This is the self-paced version of the program, so you can start it any time, anywhere! 

When I say I understand what you’re going through as a Canadian immigrant starting a business, I really mean it...

I witnessed it. I lived it. And it’s the exact reason why I created this course.

My Dad moved our family to Canada with a veterinarian degree and over twenty years of experience. As a well educated and well experienced professional, you’d think he’d be able to land a job pretty easily, right?

That was the hope. That’s everyone’s hope. But the honest truth is, it takes both time and networking to get yourself in a place where you can do what you WANT to do.

It took my dad five years to recertify his licenses and credentials. That’s when he made the decision to go back to working for himself and open a new clinic. But there are some major differences between opening a business in Mexico and opening a business in Canada. And that process was overwhelming.

If my dad struggled to get where he wanted, I knew others did too.

Yes, this is a how-to course on starting up a business. It’s also a community of knowledgeable people going through the same thing and a network of experts who can help prevent any mistakes from being made from day one.

So if that’s what you’re looking for, then I would love you to join us on the journey to owning your Canadian business, the right way.

Get to know me a bit more...

Hi, I'm Karla Briones, experienced award-winning serial entrepreneur, small business columnist in Canada's Capital daily newspaper, a business professor at Algonquin College and TEDx Speaker. I came to Canada at 18 in a U-Haul truck after a five-day drive from my country, Mexico.

In the last 14 years, I fell in love with business and opened many – which I still own! I've navigated entrepreneurship on my own as an immigrant and made many mistakes that I learned from. Now, I've been named Immigrant Entrepreneur of the Year by Canada's Nation's Capital. I've helped hundreds of entrepreneurs launch, scale, and exit their businesses.

To help out more aspiring immigrant entrepreneurs, I decided to put all my experience and knowledge in online courses to help you succeed and scale faster. My commitment is to help you along your business journey!

Hundreds of students have taken this course and have opened thriving and scaling businesses. I can't wait to help you do the same.

What's the investment?


$97 CAD
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What Students Are Saying

"Karla’s knowledge about all aspects of business and immigration is mind blowing, and with all her connections she has, we were able to put things in motion and set up a solid plan to start our business in Canada."


“It is because of this course that my lifegoals have been positively redirected. Thank you for creating something that is easy to understand, delivered with positive energy and saves students a lot of time in experimenting and searching for the information online.”


"Some of the things I've learnt are already proving useful in my current Nigerian business, which reinforces my conviction that - as a would be immigrant -  the roads are already well paved for my impending future business journey in Canada."



"Karla’s knowledge about all aspects of business and immigration is mind blowing, and with all her connections she has, we were able to put things in motion and set up a solid plan to start our business in Canada."


“If you are looking for someone who can help your business dream come true, I highly recommend Karla course. It has helped me on my business and gave me important information.”


“Karla’s knowledge and expertise is beyond limits. Her input and insights opened the door to new opportunities.”


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