Castle Keep Retirement

On this episode of The Kawartha Small Business Podcast, Brian is joined by Graham Bashford of Castle Keep Retirement in Lindsay Ontario.

Graham and Brian first met at a Kawartha Young Professionals event right around the time Graham started Castle Keep. Brian has followed the development of Castle Keep with keen interest.

Castle Keep epitomizes so many business fundamentals and experiences of the entrepreneur in a small town. To give you some examples, to get where the business is today, Graham had to:

• Identify a need in the community
• Connect that need to demographic trends
• Develop a business model that met that need and was unique
• Continually adapt that business model to meet the real needs of the market
• Create a company culture focused on the client
• Attract and retain a team that fit into that culture
• Consistently maintain that culture
• Communicate what they do with potential customers
• Provide top notch service at an affordable price
• Work really really hard

Serving a community where their services are going to be more and more in demand, Graham and the Castle Keep team is poised for continued growth. It will be exciting to see their success for years to come.

Check them out at castlekeepretirement.com

Special thank you to Shannon Peters-Bain for the music, and to Peterborough Independent Podcasters for both teaching me how to podcast and making the infrastructure available to be able to produce this podcast.

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What Mike Perry Learned at Harvard.

Brian is joined by Mike Perry to discuss what he learned about leadership at Harvard “Emerging Leaders” program.
Mike Perry is a lawyer and social worker, currently Executive Director of the City of Kawartha Lakes Family Health Team. Mike teaches at Trent University and wears many volunteer hats including: President of the Lindsay and District Chamber of Commerce; Governor of Fleming College; and Chair of the Bobcaygeon Food Bank. He has been involved with Junior Achievement, led the development of the Community Foundation in Kawartha Lakes, and was a leader in bringing the Basic Income pilot project to Lindsay, Ontario.
Special thanks to Shannon Peters-Bain for the music and Peterborough Independent Podcasters for teaching me how to podcast and for the production infrastructure.
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Crossfit Lindsay

On this episode of The Kawartha Small Business Podcast, Brian is joined by Ryan Hawkrigg, owner of Crossfit Lindsay.

Brian and Ryan discuss the fitness business, the business model of providing a service to members, how to grow sustainably, and the benefits of being affiliated with a worldwide business community.

Crossfit Lindsay opened in 2015 and offers functional fitness programming for individuals of all ages and abilities. You can check out Crossfit Lindsay at crossfitlindsay.com

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The Book Lady

On this episode, Brian sits down with Fenelon Falls business owner The Book Lady, Dana Deathe. Brian and Dana talk the book business, running a business in a small town, and share their love of reading.

Dana is an economic developers dream. Growing up with a family connection, and love of Fenelon Falls, Dana always loved the bookstore. While working in another province, she became aware of the opportunity to purchase this business, and decided to go for it. This young professional picked up, moved to the Kawarthas, and has made a significant investment into this rural community.

Dana is a classic book lady. She knits, drinks tea, and has a cat. Please visit her online at www.danathebooklady.ca or take a trip to Fenelon Falls and catch her at 24 Market Street 

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Small Town Commercial Leasing Part 2

On this episode of The Kawartha Small Business Podcast, Brian is joined by Shannon Peters-Bain to continue their discussion on commercial leasing in small towns.

Shannon’s life has at one time or another involved retail, television, commercial leasing, residential real estate, party planning, photoging, writing, graphic arting, acting, poem-making, chamber managing, and best of all… podcast-guesting. What she loves to do she still does, and what she didn’t love to do she loves to talk about. Shannon actively seeks out ways to connect with others, stir up the positive emotions of humanity, and inspire change for the good of all. Shannon lives near Fenelon Falls, Ontario with the love of her life and a kitten. You can see samples of her artistic work at www.shannonpetersbain.com

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Small Town Commercial Leasing Pt 1

On this episode of The Kawartha Small Business Podcast, Brian is joined by Shannon Peters-Bain to discuss commercial leasing in small towns.

Shannon’s life has at one time or another involved retail, television, commercial leasing, residential real estate, party planning, photoging, writing, graphic arting, acting, poem-making, chamber managing, and best of all… podcast-guesting. What she loves to do she still does, and what she didn’t love to do she loves to talk about. Shannon actively seeks out ways to connect with others, stir up the positive emotions of humanity, and inspire change for the good of all. Shannon lives near Fenelon Falls, Ontario with the love of her life and a kitten. You can see samples of her artistic work at www.shannonpetersbain.com

We had so much fun, that we decided to make a part 2!

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Bobcaygeon Brewing Company

On the very first episode of The Kawartha Small Business Podcast, Brian is joined by Richard Wood from Bobcaygeon Brewing.

We talk about the Brewery, current operations, and plans for the future.

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