Episode 27: Kristin Archer I Heart Hamilton

January 5, 2017

Like many new grads, Kristin Archer finished school and asked herself: “Now what?” What came next was a summer blog project called “I Heart Hamilton” and a mission to encourage Hamiltonians to be tourists in their own city. Today, the blog has a loyal following and has led Kristin to a career in social media management. In this week’s episode, we welcome Kristin to the podcast and chat with this “girl about town” about how she built her personal brand through her blog. Plus, you won’t want to miss her top social media tip for small businesses! Thanks for listening and we hope you enjoy this week’s episode!


Episode 26: Doug Folsetter and Tricia Taffs

December 22, 2016

Batman and Superman. Sherlock and Watson. And now, Taffs and Folsetter! This week, we’re talking business team-ups with local Hamilton realtors Tricia Taffs and Doug Folsetter. The duo discusses the importance of compromising and how their male-female partnership works to their advantage when dealing with clients. Plus, have you ever wondered about the strange things realtors find in the homes they sell? Stay tuned to the end when all will be revealed! Thanks for listening to this week’s episode!


Episode 25: Natalie Davison

December 14, 2016

Prepare to fall in love with Kitestring’s own “heart in Moncton,” Natalie Davison! Natalie is the Director, Sales & Operations for Eastern Canada at our office in Moncton, New Brunswick. In this week’s episode we learn about what it’s like to work for an entrepreneur and how a year of self-discovery led Natalie to her Kitestring family. We hope you enjoy listening in as the newest member of our team makes her My Better Business Half debut!


Episode 24: Susannah Bleasby

December 1, 2016

When it comes to “small acts of wonderful,” look no further than the wonderful Susannah Bleasby! Whether it’s a beautifully illustrated card or a large-scale mural, Susannah brings a little bit of whimsy, happiness, and joy to every canvas she paints. We chat about how this self-proclaimed “accidental artist” became an “accidental entrepreneur” and the impacts that five key people had on her career. As always, thanks for listening and we hope you enjoy this week’s episode of My Better Business Half!


Episode 23: Teresa Cirillo

November 17, 2016

In this episode we chat (and sing along) with Teresa Cirillo, the owner and director of Studio E School of Music and Drama. Teresa takes us through her decision to open her own teaching studio and shares how entrepreneurship can be a form of therapy. We also discuss the value of personal development and the importance of surrounding yourself with like-minded people. Plus, Chris makes a compelling case for the merits of the ukulele! Sit back, relax, and enjoy this week’s show!


Episode 22: Graham Crawford

November 4, 2016
What happens when your business partnership goes south? 

Meet Graham Crawford. In 1975 Graham started his career as speech and ad copy writer. He left town for Toronto and in 1983 started his own consulting business. By 2001 he had over 60 employees working in 14 countries. He also had a toxic partnership. Sit back, relax, and take a listen to the story of Graham Crawford! 

Episode 21: Hive Studios

October 21, 2016

Meet the guys that make this podcast happen every week, Eric and Michael of Hive Studios! Find out how these two met, what brought them together, and how they seem to make it work as friends and business partners. OH! And more importantly - how do they make Jenn sound so wonderful? Enjoy the show!


Episode 20: Kim Elizabeth Murkovich

October 13, 2016

Eleven years ago, Kim Murkovich took a risk. With a few family loans and a lot of work, she opened Willow Salon.

Last year, she made the decision to put down the scissors, step away from the chair and work on her growing her business full-time. Listen in as she discusses her transition, the need to build fabulous team and the importance of a supportive community.


Episode 19: My Better Business Half - Max and Marilyn Roberts

September 29, 2016

Ever wonder what it would be like to work with your parent? Meet Max and Marilyn Roberts, the father daughter duo who own Gresham House upholstery. They chat about the positives of working with a relative - and mention a few bumps in their entrepreneurial road. Customer service and client relationships are big for Gresham House - but having fun is key to the happiness of their work relationships. WARNING: This episode contains yodelling that will make you will smile. Enjoy!


Episode 18: My Better Business Half - Welcome to Moncton!

September 13, 2016

We have some exciting news!!! Kitestring has grown a little bigger with a new office and new staff in Moncton, New Brunswick. We chose Moncton for the same reasons we chose Hamilton – it’s a medium-sized, centrally located city, has a growing and very entrepreneurial population, and we couldn't be more excited to move in! Take a listen to Chris and Jenn as they discuss growing their business in a way that made sense to them. Enjoy!