Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Holly Sanford, Owner of Baintons Tannery Outlet, located in Annapolis Royal, NS, Canada.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

My business is a combination of a book shop, retail store, and wine bar. We service all ages (except the wine bar 19+). Our customers are lots of tourists and our locals as well.

Tell us about yourself

I worked for several years before buying the business from the former owners. I love people, and the daily interaction is always a unique and fun experience.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Becoming a destination business. Hearing people talk about their wonderful and relaxing time spent on the wine bar patio.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

The responsibility of making everyday decisions. Managing staff and keeping things current.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

Know your audience, keep things simple to start, and work with other businesses in your area.

Where can people find you and your business?


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