During August the PRDCC launched the Lets Get Down to Business Podcast! The aim for the Podcast is to give a voice to the small and medium businesses right here in Prince Rupert. “We know that the backbone of our community is our independently owned and operated businesses and we want to support, assist and aid these business owners the best way we can. Let’s Get Down to Business is the platform and vehicle we created to facilitate getting to know the local business community better” says Thomson, President of the PRDCC.
The responses have been phenomenal. 23 Episodes have already been booked and recorded, ready to be released. The community is getting to know a variety of products and services they didnt even know existed in Prince Rupert. The days of travelling for somethingforsomething specific you want, might be thing of the past with our local businesses stepping up and telling us more about what they do and what makes them unique.
The first guest on Lets Get Down to Business was our very own Blair Mirau, the CEO of Gitmaxmak'ay Nisga'a Society. He explained how their businesses grew from zero to $2 million in annual revenues in less than 10 years. He gives tips for business owners and share some of his learnings.
Jared and Hilary from Prince Rupert Adventure Tours, were the second guests. They shared some of their incredible encounters with Orcas and other Whales whilst giving valuable advice to other entrepreneurs wanting to grow and scale their business. The stories they shared inspired a few to get up close and personal with nature and their business!
The next guest during August was Grant Lutz, owner of GBike. The passion Grant has for his ebikes is contagious. He explains the process of how these bikes are built right here in Prince Rupert and what health benefits they have. Of course not to mention the economic benefits riding a bike has on your wallet when gas is not needed. Grant is one of our local entrepreneurs that took his passion and made it a career.
The last guest in August was none other than one of Prince Rupert’s youngest entrepreneurs, Sharmonie Pedersen, owner of Sharm’s Cookies. She shares how it started as a school project and turned it into business. This just goes to show that Prince Rupert is the place where any entrepreneur, young or old, can do what they love and give back to the community with their products and services.
If you want to share your journey of entrepreneurship, perhaps Let’s Get Down To Business is the place to tell story
- Daphne Thomson, President PRDCC