Podcasts

You Can Do That Here! podcast

We are thrilled to be able to host Andrew Zwicker’s “You Can Do That Here” podcast, a collection of interviews with local entrepreneurs making life and business happen here. In these podcasts you will hear from entrepreneurs of all stripes, some building success locally while others have found their niche in a global market. What they all share is an appreciation for the boundless beauty of the region, and a desire to share their wisdom with others to support a thriving entrepreneurial culture.

No matter where you currently live or hope to land in the Kootenays, the “You Can Do That here” podcast is a perfect place to begin your quest for knowledge about the region and what is has to offer.

The Internet. For many businesses its arrival presented new and unique opportunities to build, grow and expand their traditional businesses. Other businesses saw it as a future competitor and didn’t get on board until new upstarts had surpassed them. Take the newspaper business for example. Since the days of the Gutenberg press, newspapers have dominated ...

Read moreEpisode 17: How to be the best in the areas your competitors are weak. Featuring David Rooney of The Revelstoke Current

There is an easy way to tell who the entrepreneurs are in a small community. Simply ask people about the work picture in their town. You’ll most likely hear a version of one of these two statements. “Work? There’s no work in this town. Unless you work for (Insert single big employers name here), you’ve ...

Read moreEpisode 16 – How to thrive as an entrepreneur in a small town with Scott Duke of StokeFM

The customer is always right. Right? Give the customer what they want and they’ll keep coming back. Treat the customer well and they’ll probably tell their friends. Involve the customer from day one in the development of your business, and never forget that it is the customer who gives you the licence to operate and ...

Read moreEpisode 14: Jon Meyer from Oso Negro on how to let your customers lead your growth

From her start growing up with her grandparents in an eclectic, art filled house in Scotland, through her emergence as a budding artist and entrepreneur, Fiona Richards was a tour de force on the greeting cards scene. Utilizing timely and well placed media stories in some of the biggest publications in the world she quickly ...

Read moreEpisode 12, Part 2 – How to grow your brand digitally with Fiona Richards of Cartolina

There’s no such thing as bad publicity. That’s what everyone says at least, often as a way to rationalize some bad media coverage. But what about those truly successful entrepreneurs out there who knocked publicity and earned media out of the park, and were able to leverage press coverage to launch them from back of ...

Read moreEpisode 12, Part 1 – How to get great stories about your business in the biggest publications

Frustrated with their jobs, and dreading Monday mornings. Petri Raito and Ryan Arnaud (originally of Winnipeg, but now calling Rossland, BC home) had become master home brewers of beer. Their friends regularly told them that they should get into business and sell their beer. Eventually that message sunk in and the two quit their jobs, ...

Read moreEpisode 9 – How to ditch your job and go all in on your passion with The Rossland Beer Company

Starting from scratch, Tim Baldwin and Jordan Strobel from Trail, BC wanted to start their own business. The idea of being their own boss was appealing, and they had the drive, talent and energy to make it happen. The rest, could be learned along the way. Combining their love of digital media, graphic design, and ...

Read moreEpisode 8 – What every entrepreneur can and should learn from two successful teenagers

If you asked most people in the world what they’d most want. I bet you’d get a whole lot of people saying something like “World peace,” or ” Make the world a better place.” You’d probably also get a lot of people saying “Make a bunch of money.” What if you could make both of ...

Read moreEpisode 7 – How to make money and make the world a better place with Mike Kent and Andrea Winckers of Yodel.org

 

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