Spotlight On Business
Culture Co. Duo Builds Visions, Elevates Businesses
Culture Co. based in Chilliwack enjoys a simple recipe for success: One part visionary, one part strategy and one part happy hour.
“We work closely with our clients in extracting why they are starting their businesses. Vision is nothing without strategy. It is natural for us to take an idea and execute it,” said Nicki Bullock, Culture Co. co-owner with Coralee Grimm who describe themselves as business activators not waiting for the perfect moment.
“Considering our clients’ values, we build strategy with them and we have tons of fun while executing it,” they said.
Both mothers of three met at a PAC meeting years ago, and it was obvious from the start they both spoke the same universal business culture language, had similar work experiences at restaurants, in marketing, branding, corporate structure, management training, event planning, problem solving and team development, and felt their new symbiotic relationship was cohesive and natural.
“We had this magnetic pull to something bigger,” said Grimm.
After realizing people fed their deeper desire to do something on their own, and they would shine by honouring them and their strengths, Grimm and Bullock established Culture Co. in June 2018.
As a teen, Bullock started a business with the self-employment support of Community Futures South Fraser (CFSF), and now 18 years later with loan support for Culture Co., she and Grimm launched, thinking their biggest challenge was not being busy right away.
How happily wrong they were. Within five days they had their first client, got busier, and it was later they had an opportunity to work on the back end of their business, their shop, educational programs and more.
Working closely with CFSF, both women offer their advisory services delivering workshops for Project Restart, collaborating with the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce and an array of CFSF clients. Coralee is the Chamber board’s director of the year.
“A massive piece of being involved with Community Futures was the pivot piece for business,” said Bullock.
“Their advisory services became the catalyst helping people get through the pandemic shift in business. We were happy to help influence so many different businesses through strategy and pivoting, and it is gratifying to see so many of them enjoy success through Community Futures.”