Land Acknowledgement

SideBiz is grateful to be operating in Ottawa Canada and resides on the traditional, unceded territory of the Anishinābe Algonquin people who have stewarded this land for thousands of years.

If you are visiting our site from somewhere else in the world, go to to learn more about whose land you are occupying.  

Ally-ship is an on-going learning process. SideBiz is committed to engaging in anti-oppressive practices for all marginalized groups. However if you notice an opportunity or area of growth for us, we sincerely encourage you to bring it to our attention and we will take action to right our wrongs. 

Who are We?

SideBiz is an online marketplace that showcases products and services offered by the Canadian arts community.

At a time when the livelihood and sustainability of the arts industry is at stake, SideBiz aims to foster reciprocal relationships with artists and art supporters. Not only do we want to help artists and their side businesses thrive, we also want to create a space that puts a spotlight on many other meaningful initiatives that are bringing the community together.

SideBiz is the place to find someone the perfect birthday present or brush up on your singing technique, while also contributing to local Canadian artists. No matter where you are, welcome to SideBiz and thank you for supporting the arts.

We are grateful for the energy and inspiration of our Sidebiz founders Kelsey Verzotti and Jacob Sheffield