I feel it's so important to support local which is why I brought on Erin Braybrook who is the owner of the Carstairs Flower Shop Sparkling Dahlia. I wouldn't say it's the easiest thing to do to start your own business, in fact for me personally it's the hardest thing I've ever done.

The truth is, many of us that start our own businesses rely on local to support to run a business, feed ourselves and our families and without that local support, the service simply isn't available anymore.

Given businesses should be run correctly, there should be comparable prices, the customer service should always be on par and the quality of products should be there as well.

In this interview I ask Erin, what supporting local means to her, how and why she started her business, how difficult it can be, what the long hours are like and deep down, why she decided to put her shop up in the first place.

Direct download: Erin_interview_final_-_2016-04-13_5.57_PM.mp3
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