Everything’s Coming Up Roses

Kathy talks with Becky Bryce, florist, and owner of St. Thomas Forest of Flowers about owning and operating a franchise business. Becky has over 30 years’ experience in the floral industry. An ambitious entrepreneur, Becky successfully invested in rental proprieties for a time, but her passion for flowers brought her back to the floral industry prompting…

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What They Didn’t Tell Me In Art School

Kathy chats with Newfoudlnad-based artist, Kelli-Ann Pye-Beshara about life as a professional artist. Kelli-Ann shares insight for future artists and those wishing to begin a career in art. Keli-Ann Pye-Beshara is a professional visual artist in Holyrood, Newfoundland, known for her colourful stories and vibrant whimsical visions of architecture and landscapes. Her fun personality, ‘twisted’ style, and unique…

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Dancing In A New World

The pandemic has impacted small businesses in a big way. Dance studios across the country were forced to change the way they interacted with their dancers or to shut their doors entirely depending on local regulations. Rebecca Brettingham-Filice, owner and artistic director of Dance Extreme Inc. located in London, Ontario, Canada, found that unacceptable and became…

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Making Survival Beautiful

The Pandemic has changed our lives in many ways, and it seems small businesses have been hit the hardest. Katina Kritikos is the owner of Ethos Rejuvenation Centre in London, Ontario. Over the course of the past year, Katina has had to adapt her business operations, including altering the way she treats clients and extended closures. Kathy…

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The Reality Of Working With Your Family

Family-owned businesses make up 80% of all Canadian businesses and contribute 60% of Canada’s annual gross domestic product (GDP). Working with family comes with its own special challenges but there are many pluses too. This week Kathy has a candid conversation with her brother, co-worker, and business partner, John Cook. Tune in as they discuss the…

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