JC Rathwell – A Canadian Business Entrepreneur
JC Rathwell is an accomplished Sales and Marketing professional with 20 years of national and international business acumen having succeeded at marketing and managing multiple businesses in the Travel & Tourism sector.
Biography – JC Rathwell
In 1988 JC went to College in Kelowna BC Canada where he took Business Administration. He got a job the first week out of College and started as a data entry clerk for a computer company. Within 6 months, he was Assistant Manager, and in 1 year he was promoted to Manager and was given his own store, which he ran for just over a year.
Physical & Virtual Businesses of JC Rathwell
In 1992, he started his own franchise business Canadian Home finders in Red Deer Alberta. Over the next 2 years (at the age of 26), he expanded Homefinders to 4 different offices, in 2 different Provinces. Over the next 10 years, Homefinders expanded to 4 different provinces, covering 40 different cities, making it the Largest Rental Information Franchise in that country.
In 2003, JC founded Daisy Productions Society after his beloved basset hound, Daisy, passed away at the age of three from liver failure. He enjoys donating his time and money to help people in need as well as local Charities.
In 2005 he had Twin Anchors Houseboats custom build a 76ft dinner cruise boat, "The Boardroom," which was the largest boat operating on Okanagan Lake, and did hundreds of weddings and Private dinner cruises for businesses around the world. Not only was he the President and Founder of the company, but he was also one of the youngest Captains on the Okanagan Lake.
In 2010 JC started www.GlobalToDo.com a website and iPhone App that lists the Top Things "ToDo" around the globe including www.KelownaToDo.com which had a Visitor Information and Ticket Kiosk located right downtown Kelowna.
In 2014 JC decided to sell his Businesses and his house in Kelowna BC and move to the Caribbean. This caught the eye of HGTV House Hunters International, and they followed JC down the Caribbean and an episode of HGTV's hit show "Caribbean Life" was filmed and aired in Canada and the United States.
In 2015 he and his wife moved to a small Caribbean Island called Roatan, 150 miles South of Belize. Over the next 4 years, JC Rathwell bought 50 ATV's and started an ATV Jungle tour business in the middle of the Jungle and catered upto 140 Cruise ships guests a day, and quickly became the top 3, most popular Cruise ship excursions on the Island. While JC was running the ATV Park, his wife ran The Rusty Anchor Beach bar at Las Palmas.
In 2016 the new Villas at Las Palmas Resort were built. JC sold 6 of the first 7 Villas, and was instrumental in getting the development started.
In 2017 JC started Roatan Homelocators a Property Management company that looked after properties all over the island.
In 2018 JC decided to leave the Caribbean, sell all 3 Caribbean businesses and move back to Kelowna BC.
IIn 2020 JC noticed that Big Tech Google and Facebook were squeezing out the "little guy" and was making it harder and harder for the small business owner to promote their products and services. JC wanted to level the playing field, so he hired a team of software developers and built a universal platform that helps small local businesses get their products and services in front of local shoppers, and www.iSupportLocal.Biz was born.