The development of the internet has challenged our traditional way of thinking about many things. Among which are wealth, value and entrepreneurship. Today, adventurous entrepreneurs are unlocking value from unused portions of their households or unused times for their vehicles. Naturally, we’re referring to eBay, Uber and Airbnb.

They have taken chunks in market share, unlocking billions in value from which millions have benefited. This is the price of progress. Automobiles put horse carriages, stables and most hay producers out of business.

In Atlantic Canada, as elsewhere, those who adapt to change innovate and move ahead. The internet does offer the potential to unlock wealth where we least suspect it, and to make an entrepreneur out of everyone.