We are passionate about helping businesses be successful. Both our educational backgrounds are in hotel management in Germany and we have over 18 years business ownership experience with businesses in Canada. Prior to concentrating on the growth of MAKBIZ Ventures (which has been established in 1999 to provide business support services and products complimentary to our printing company), we owned Print Three Kelowna, a digital print company in the Okanagan Valley, until the spring of 2012. We took this company from humble beginnings as a copy shop to one of the leading print solutions providers in the Kelowna area, winning numerous awards including the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Award of the year in 2010 and the 2011 Print Three Franchising Marketing Campaign Competition.
IT Services, Programmer, Finance and Operational Processes
Mark Krieger is technical, analytical and uses a straight forward approach in any conversation with his clients. Having a passion for IT, finance and operational processes, he is quickly able to assess a company’s weaknesses and strengths and make suggestions for improvement.
After having grown up in an entrepreneurial family in Germany, Mark came to Canada with his wife Alexandra in 1993. As any true entrepreneur would do, he opened his first company in Canada within a few months of arriving in this new country.
Mark helps organizations and individuals to create systems for success, both on the IT and operations side, implement strategies for financial well-being and is not afraid to ask the hard questions as he knows they lead to great answers that move businesses and individuals forward.
Mark has a personal website called “Small Business Technology” where he likes to share bits and bites of information he finds interesting.
Business Coach & Marketing Expert, Creative Designer, Facilitator and Speaker
Alexandra says she is fortunate to be married to her best friend (and business partner), Mark. They welcomed an addition to their family in 2011, their daughter Katherine, who she says has become of her greatest teachers. As a gift to Katherine, she is writing a blog called “Life Lessons from my Baby Girl”.
She understands the challenges companies and entrepreneurs face and combining her passion of training and coaching with her years of experience in business, she connects with her clients, helping businesses to reach their potential and individuals to realize their dreams.
Alexandra is a certified Personality Dimensions trainer & facilitator, a certified life coach, a certified Social Media Marketing Strategist and has been certified as a Google AdWords Professional.