Latest Episodes

Trevor Nott (Nott Autocorp)

Today’s guest is pretty impressive. Having worked his way up through the ranks at various car dealerships, he eventually started his own small used car dealership. Ten years later, business is booming, and his name is synonymous with pre-owned luxury vehicles in Winnipeg. And one visit to his showroom will tell you why: the space is perfectly thought out, and the staff are exceptional. Anyway, I really enjoyed our time together, and I hope you do too.

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Donavan Robinson (Vantage Studios, Have A Nice Day)

Today’s guest is involved in several businesses. Him and his friends started a marketing agency in college that ended up being bought out by a New York firm. He started a print shop. Then he bought into a night club. Now he also runs a restaurant. The guy is productive. I hope you get something out of our conversation!

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Brett Zahari (Bronuts)

Today’s guest runs a donut empire with his family and friends. Well… maybe not an empire, per se, but they are definitely getting there. A few years ago they started up a small donut shop in the Exchange, and they could not keep up with the market’s insatiable demand for tasty donuts. They consistently had lines running out the door and around the block. I hope you enjoy our chat!

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Fiona Webster-Mourant (Manrex)

Today’s interview features a woman who took over her father’s international business and grew it ten times. They operate in a very unique niche, and we dig into the details of their product and approach.

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Noel Bernier (Hermanos, Carnaval, Prairie 360, and more)

Today’s guest used to work in the propane business. It’s more fascinating than you’d expect. Since then, though, he’s opened several of Winnipeg’s most popular and unique restaurants. He is both passionate and calculated when it comes to the business of food, and that shines through in our conversation. I hope you enjoy it!

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Gareth du Plooy (Shopify and more)

You’re about to hear me “geek out” a little bit. Longtime listeners will know that I’m a software developer and that I have a business which develops custom software. Today’s interview guest has accomplished what every software business person aspires to: building cool stuff that lots of people use, and getting bought out for a bunch of money.

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For the past several months, I’ve been playing reporter. Armed with a digital recorder from the pawn shop down the street, a shamelessly persistent cold-email campaign, and the same insatiable curiosity I’ve always had, I have set about interviewing some of Manitoba’s most impressive business leaders and entrepreneurs.