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Leslie Ehm is the president and chief fire starter of Combustion

Leslie Ehm is the president and chief fire starter of Combustion

How I Started

Ad exec turns love of training into full-time business Add to ...

Whether it was outlined on the back of a paper napkin, it was financed by your sister’s mother-in-law’s next-door neighbour, or it was a desperation move after you were laid off by a corporation, the Report on Small Business series 'How I Started' is all about how small or medium-sized businesses got their starts.

Leslie Ehm is the president and chief fire starter of Combustion. Since its launch in 2012, the company has trained ad agencies and marketers how to be better, smarter and faster creative problem solvers. In this edition of How I Started, she explains why she decided to start the company.

If you’re an entrepreneur and you’d like to contribute to the series, please fill out the following submission form here. For added inspiration, check out our YouTube channel or Pinterest page featuring small business owners across the country. If you’re chosen to participate, be prepared to shoot and send us a two-minute video of yourself telling your start-up story. We’re not looking for anything fancy. A smart phone camera will do.

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