Canada’s Podcast
Championing an elevated plant-based cuisine - Calgary - Canada’s Podcast

Championing an elevated plant-based cuisine - Calgary - Canada’s Podcast

August 5, 2022

Conceptualized by Canadian chef, Adam Ryan, Fire & Flora offers an immersive dining experience, underscored by elevated plant-based cuisine and Canadian-grown ingredients. This fine dining establishment is both a destination for discerning foodies and a celebrated local hot spot for residents of the Beltline neighbourhood. As interest in plant-based dining continues to grow, chef Ryan’s innovative menu aims to reassure diners that this culinary trend is here to stay.

Located in Calgary’s newest entertainment hub, The District at Beltline, Fire & Flora focuses on Canadian grown ingredients first and foremost, starting with local Alberta farmers, artisans and producers. The restaurant combines chef Ryan’s passion for sustainability with elegant, ingredient-driven dining. Dishes highlight certain fruits, vegetables or other ingredients as they are at their seasonal peak and chef Ryan’s team will work closely with producers and farmers to create in-season menus that incorporate more whole ingredients and refrain from using meat substitutes or processed foods.


Entrepreneurs are the backbone of Canada’s economy. To support Canada’s businesses, subscribe to our YouTube channel and follow us on FacebookInstagramLinkedIn and Twitter.

Want to stay up-to-date on the latest #entrepreneur podcasts and news? Subscribe to our bi-weekly newsletter

Advice on supporting, nurturing and developing a young company - Toronto - Canada’s Podcast

Advice on supporting, nurturing and developing a young company - Toronto - Canada’s Podcast

August 3, 2022

Greg Vanclief is CEO of Elentra and a seasoned Tech industry investor with a passion for building successful companies and developing global market opportunities. He believes in the power of straightforward objective business advice delivered with honesty. With 20+ years of executive experience developing high-tech companies from start-ups to publicly traded multinationals - he delivers some great advice for entrepreneurs building new ventures.


Entrepreneurs are the backbone of Canada’s economy. To support Canada’s businesses, subscribe to our YouTube channel and follow us on FacebookInstagramLinkedIn and Twitter.

Want to stay up-to-date on the latest #entrepreneur podcasts and news? Subscribe to our bi-weekly newsletter

Creating a time saving, economical, customer focused car washing experience - Calgary - Canada’s Podcast

Creating a time saving, economical, customer focused car washing experience - Calgary - Canada’s Podcast

August 1, 2022

Chris Friesen currently serves as the President & CEO of Mint Smartwash, a company that owns and operates a chain of exterior express car washes predominantly in Canada and one location in the United States. Mint Smartwash is now the largest Express Car Wash chain in Canada with seven washes open and an. eighth scheduled to open in July. Chris is a born and raised Calgarian.

He is a Professional Engineer registered with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). Upon graduating from the University of Alberta in 2003. Friesen spent nearly 10 years working in the oil and gas upstream sector. In 2013, he joined his father Don Friesen in the family office, the Friesen Group of Companies, and serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the family office. The Friesen Group is involved in several active and passive investments including several operating companies in a variety of sectors. Don Friesen, was a founder of Hazco Environmental Services Ltd., which sold in 2004, and was an industry leader in environmental contracting and cleanup across Western Canada. The Friesen’s were introduced to the Express Car Wash model by their now partner, Taylor Nelson, who is based in Lethbridge and serves as Mint Smartwash VP of Construction and Facilities. Chris’s interest in the car wash business comes from a family legacy of clean fanatics and a passion for efficiency and optimization. Mint Smartwash is not just a regular old car wash. The key differentiator is the ability to effectively wash cars at speed. Mint can wash between 180 to 200 vehicles per hour.


Entrepreneurs are the backbone of Canada’s economy. To support Canada’s businesses, subscribe to our YouTube channel and follow us on FacebookInstagramLinkedIn and Twitter.

Want to stay up-to-date on the latest #entrepreneur podcasts and news? Subscribe to our bi-weekly newsletter

Blending traditional methods of soapmaking with modern-day science - Edmonton - Canada’s Podcast

Blending traditional methods of soapmaking with modern-day science - Edmonton - Canada’s Podcast

July 29, 2022

Tanya Zurock, founder of Wild Prairie Soap Company, first began making natural soap in her quest to find better solutions to help resolve her young children's dry and sensitive skin. Thanks to her upbringing on a Canadian farm, she used her knowledge of natural and organic ingredients to create soap that was not only effective but provided a better, natural alternative to commercially manufactured soap.

Over 20 years later, Tanya and her team continue to change the landscape of the natural personal care industry by redefining what consumers should expect from the experience of using exceptional soap and other nurturing body care products. Her now-grown children continue to be her best test subjects!

Today Wild Prairie Soap Company products can be found in retail locations across Canada, as well as in major department stores and on e-commerce sites in Japan. It is also now in South Korea.


Entrepreneurs are the backbone of Canada’s economy. To support Canada’s businesses, subscribe to our YouTube channel and follow us on FacebookInstagramLinkedIn and Twitter.

Want to stay up-to-date on the latest #entrepreneur podcasts and news? Subscribe to our bi-weekly newsletter

On ne dresse pas le chien, mais le maître ! Rencontrons Christophe Corré entrepreneur, coach humain en comportement canin! - Québec - Canada’s Podcast

On ne dresse pas le chien, mais le maître ! Rencontrons Christophe Corré entrepreneur, coach humain en comportement canin! - Québec - Canada’s Podcast

July 27, 2022

Né en France, en Bretagne plus précisément, c'est en 2012 que Christophe Corré a décidé de venir s'installer au Québec. Sa formation d'origine dans le secteur du management et du commerce lui ont permis de se spécialiser ses compétences en matière de développement organisationnel. C'est en tant que conseiller en gestion de changement qu'il a commencé sa carrière dans les technologies de l'information au Québec en mai 2012. Il a eu l'opportunité d'accompagner plusieurs ministères et organismes, mais aussi des entreprises privées du Québec.

En parallèle Christophe a eu l'occasion d'adopter un chien puis d'ouvrir en 2015 sa pension canine à domicile. Cette expérience, riche d’enseignement et d’apprentissage, fut pour lui une véritable révélation et a conditionné ses futurs choix professionnels. C'est ainsi qu'en 2018 il a décidé de s'orienter vers l'apprentissage du comportement canin en suivant différents cours et formation pour lui permettre depuis 2021, et cela à 100%, d'accompagner les familles qui souhaitent bâtir et développer une relation harmonieuse avec leur chien.

Cette nouvelle orientation de carrière va également laisser place à un développement de projets dans l'objectif de créer un centre dédié à la sensibilisation de la relation chien-humain.


Les entrepreneurs sont l’épine dorsale de l’économie canadienne.

Pour soutenir les entreprises canadiennes, abonnez-vous à notre chaîne YouTube et suivez-nous sur Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn et Twitter.

Vous voulez rester au courant des derniers podcasts et actualités #entrepreneur? Abonnez-vous à notre newsletter bimensuelle.

How an innovative tampon brand leveraged TikTok - Toronto - Canada’s Podcast

How an innovative tampon brand leveraged TikTok - Toronto - Canada’s Podcast

July 25, 2022

Nadia Ladak (she/her) is passionate about the startup ecosystem and inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders. She is the founder of Marlow, a menstrual health brand that has created the first-ever lubricated tampon for smoother and more comfortable insertion. Based in Toronto, she is also the Ontario representative on the Startup Canada Women Advocacy Network where she participates in government roundtables to advocate for female founders. Nadia is committed to giving back to her community through her role as a catalyst board member at Holland Bloorview Children's Hospital and as a mentor for the Junior Achievement Company Program where she provides weekly coaching to high school students as they operate their own small businesses. In her free time, you can find her reading, playing her guitar, or spending time outside biking & camping.


Entrepreneurs are the backbone of Canada’s economy. To support Canada’s businesses, subscribe to our YouTube channel and follow us on FacebookInstagramLinkedIn and Twitter.

Want to stay up-to-date on the latest #entrepreneur podcasts and news? Subscribe to our bi-weekly newsletter

It’s Happy Mamas and Babies Guaranteed - Calgary - Canada’s Podcast

It’s Happy Mamas and Babies Guaranteed - Calgary - Canada’s Podcast

July 21, 2022

Leanne Rzepa, owner and founder of Nourish Lactation Consulting, became a Registered Nurse in 2000 after graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Calgary. Rzepa quickly developed a passion for breastfeeding support when she began her career as a postpartum nurse at the Rockyview General Hospital.

In 2006 Rzepa began to focus her nursing practice on breastfeeding support and started studying to become a certified lactation consultant. Rzepa successfully passed her exam in 2007 and became an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant).

In 2008 Nourish Lactation Consulting opened for business to provide in-home breastfeeding support and education to families in Calgary and surrounding communities. Rzepa, always an entrepreneur at heart, saw a need for in-home support after years of working in the hospital setting. "Women spend such a short time in the hospital after giving birth. Most new mothers are exhausted and aren’t able to retain the information shared by hospital staff. Breastfeeding is a learned art. It often takes days or even weeks for a new mother to feel confident feeding her baby. Nourish provides support in the home setting which is more conducive for learning and confidence building."

Nourish has helped countless mothers meet their breastfeeding goals by providing quality, caring, evidence-based support. Most women Rzepa supports struggle with latch, pain, tongue tie, milk supply issues, poor weight gain, or feeding multiples. In addition to providing in-home support, Rzepa has an online store that sells a variety of breastfeeding related products, apparel, and supplements. Nourish also offers a breast pump rental service, monthly workshops, virtual consults, a drop-in clinic and a multitude of services provided by other healthcare professionals such as a sleep consultant, registered dietitian, pelvic floor physio, and postpartum support provided by a Doula.

Rzepa is passionate about her job and receives much joy from supporting mothers to achieve their breastfeeding goals.


Entrepreneurs are the backbone of Canada’s economy. To support Canada’s businesses, subscribe to our YouTube channel and follow us on FacebookInstagramLinkedIn and Twitter.

Want to stay up-to-date on the latest #entrepreneur podcasts and news? Subscribe to our bi-weekly newsletter

This Archaeologist is Protecting and Promoting Understanding of Historic Resources - Calgary - Canada’s Podcast

This Archaeologist is Protecting and Promoting Understanding of Historic Resources - Calgary - Canada’s Podcast

July 19, 2022

Margarita de Guzman is one of very few female archaeologist entrepreneurs in Canada, and she just launched a program to support more women in the industry. She is also the Founder of Circle CRM Group Inc.

Margarita has over 20 years of extensive archaeological experience and knowledge in all services related to historical resource consulting. She is an approved permit-holding archaeologist in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Yukon and the Northwest Territories. Throughout her consulting career, Margarita has managed many large scale HRIAs and HRIMs, and recorded numerous historic resource sites. Her experience includes field assessments and mitigations for projects ranging from small-scale oil and gas to Class I pipelines and Forestry Management Areas, as well as infrastructure, power, residential/industrial subdivisions, and other developments in the private and public sector.

A graduate of the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, and Durham University (UK), Margarita holds degrees in both Archaeology and Economics. Her Masters studies involved relational artifact analysis of three sites in central Europe: Austria, Hungary, and the Czech Republic. Upon completing her studies, Margarita spent 5 years working in Europe on a variety of archaeology sites including an Iron Age hillfort in Schwarzenbach, Austria, a complex Roman bath site in Grumentum, Italy and an Urartu fortress outside Yerevan, Armenia. Margarita also founded and co-directed the SVG Public Archaeology Program, a non-profit rescue excavation on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent. With the help of a select team, she completed two seasons of public excavations.


Entrepreneurs are the backbone of Canada’s economy. To support Canada’s businesses, subscribe to our YouTube channel and follow us on FacebookInstagramLinkedIn and Twitter.

Want to stay up-to-date on the latest #entrepreneur podcasts and news? Subscribe to our bi-weekly newsletter

We had no idea eating salad could be so dangerous - Toronto - Canada’s Podcast

We had no idea eating salad could be so dangerous - Toronto - Canada’s Podcast

July 14, 2022

In October 2018, their two-year-old son was infected with E. coli during the romaine lettuce outbreak. It was one week from the first sign that something was wrong until the day he died.

Brad and Kristen Bell had no idea that eating a salad could be so dangerous. And they were shocked to find out how widespread this problem is. Leafy green vegetables now cause more E. coli outbreaks than any other food, including beef.

With the spirit of Cooper in their hearts, they put everything they had into a new solution – they partnered with Freight Farms to create 4 Acres Hydroponics – their startup that creates a carefully controlled indoor environment to grow greens year-round with no pesticides or herbicides – for their family, community, and as advocates for food systems reinvention.

In this podcast, they touch on three key ideas:

  1. Is mass-produced food killing us?
  2. Three things you can do today to get access to safe, healthy food.
  3. Basic information for starting your own micro-impact hydroponic foods innovation project.

Entrepreneurs are the backbone of Canada’s economy. To support Canada’s businesses, subscribe to our YouTube channel and follow us on FacebookInstagramLinkedIn and Twitter.

Want to stay up-to-date on the latest #entrepreneur podcasts and news? Subscribe to our bi-weekly newsletter

Reducing the time, stress and cost of divorce - Calgary - Canada’s Podcast

Reducing the time, stress and cost of divorce - Calgary - Canada’s Podcast

July 12, 2022

Karen Stewart is the founder and CEO of Fairway Divorce Solutions, Canada’s leading divorce mediation company with franchises in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario. When she started Fairway, Karen not only brought to the table lessons learned from her costly divorce and a knowing that there had to be a better way, but she also brought years of experience in the financial industry. This winning equation blended with Karen’s natural inclination to understand how numbers line up and sound decisions are made helped thousands of families lead healthier and more rewarding lives.

Over the years, Karen has started up, ran, and sold four companies which remains successful to this day, demonstrating her ability to compete in the rough and tumble and often cutthroat world of business. Along the way, she developed a keen understanding of how systems work and the significant barriers to entry, particularly for female entrepreneurs. To that end, Karen founded Bumble Bees Venture Capital to ultimately change the world by putting money in the hands of female leaders. Karen’s team of Bumble Bees has pollinated successful businesses that are offering innovative solutions and making a positive impact on the world.

In addition to her commercial enterprises, Karen offers her unique brand of straight talk advice and strategic decision-making processes through the written and spoken word. Her first book, Clean Break was published in 2008 and is considered a must-read for anyone getting a divorce. Clean break provides practical step-by-step advice for surviving divorce with dignity and moving on with your life. In 2021, Karen added three new books to the lineup, including A Guide to Divorce for Men, A Guide to Divorce for Women, How to Divorce without wrecking your life and the Clarity Decision Making Method. What do these books have in common? Each provides a solid framework for making good decisions and leading a better life.

Karen Stewart is also a sought-after speaker, contributor and divorce expert and has made many media appearances discussing the effects of divorce in today’s society. These appearances include The Globe and Mail, ABC Money Matters, Entrepreneur Magazine, PROFIT Magazine, More Magazine, Financial Times, BNN, USA Today, Reader’s Digest, CTV, Slice™️ and Breakfast Television. Karen is also a featured blogger on Huffington Post Canada and Divorce Magazine. Karen was awarded the Woman of Vision Award in Calgary and PROFIT Magazine’s Top 100 Businesswomen.


Entrepreneurs are the backbone of Canada’s economy. To support Canada’s businesses, subscribe to our YouTube channel and follow us on FacebookInstagramLinkedIn and Twitter.

Want to stay up-to-date on the latest #entrepreneur podcasts and news? Subscribe to our bi-weekly newsletter

Podbean App

Play this podcast on Podbean App