N. What exactly is VieUrbaine.Com?
N. What gave you the idea to start this company?
JC. I used to work in the clothing business for a clothing store and realized that when we wanted to develop an online stores, the opportunities in e-commerce were much larger than just online stores. It started with Flash Sales which is like BeyondTheRack.com and then I saw an opportunity in group buying. At the time, there weren't so many of them like there are now, but I think we can make it if we really built our clientele well!
N. So how do we join?
JC. Well all you have to do is go on the Vieurbaine.com website and subscribe by entering your e-mail address.. When you subscribe, you will receive our "Offer of the Day" to your inbox. As a member, you can purchase any of the others you desire! Share them, send them to your friends. Have all your friends buy the same one and you can all go out and party hard together! (N. You can go check out their FIRST OFFER by clicking here)
N. What makes VieUrbaine.com so special, there are so many other Group Buying companies out there?
JC. Well a part from myself (haha).We aren't a general store like some of the others you find out there, who offer discounts on car maintenance, to laser eye surgery to restaurant discounts. We want to build a niche in the market for the "urban customer", for Generation Y. We have a very selective approach and we specifically target our offers. We want to offer our members nothing but quality - not necesarly high-end, because high-end is price related as opposed to quality establishments which can be cool trendy places like l'Assomoir, or any type of spa!
N. So now are you only serving Montreal?
JC. Montreal is the first step, but Quebec City, and Ottawa are in the works.
N. You mean that you're going to keep VieUrbaine.com for anglophones as well?
JC. No no N. Citylinked.com!!!
N. So when you aren't working hard as an entrepreneur, what do you do for fun?
JC. I really only work. (N. He does, after our meeting he went straight back to work!!). But I also spend time with my girlfriend and I make time to ski and play tennis on weekends. I also love to go out to Baldwin on Thursdays.
N. What's your favorite restaurant?
JC. Le Petit Italien sur Bernard. Love that place. Their Osso Bucco is delicious.
N. Favorite meal?
JC. Fois gras. I like it more than the average person.
N. Favorite bar?
JC. Baldwin with a pint of blonde - you can never go wrong.
N. Best gift ever given?
JC. I like to spoil my Mom at Christmas with tons of little things. I go to Zara and pick up a bunch of little things for her. In this case, quantity is better than quality!
N. What for you is a perfect date?
JC. Going to shows - like opera (OSM) followed by a late dinner at LeMeac.
N. What's your biggest turn on and turn off?