Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in sports and recreation but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Kim Beemer, Founder of Winning Techniques, located in Emsdale, ON, Canada.

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

We are a children’s summer camp. We offer figure skating, hockey, water sports, adventure, and leadership programs. Our customers are children 4-17.

Tell us about yourself

I love to help children learn and grow. I love skating and teaching skating. I love the outdoors and being active. I love making healthy food. I love stories around the campfire. And I absolutely love creating a space where children feel safe to be themself. So owning a camp seem to be a great fit :)

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Together with family and friends, we built a camp from the ground up. We built the building; we built the programs; we built our own character development program, “The Top 8 Skills for the Game of Life.”

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

  • Long hours.
  • Keeping up with new technology.
  • Keeping up with social media.
  • Always improving.

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

  1. Pick something you are passionate about and believe in.
  2. Don’t be afraid of hard work. Enjoy it.
  3. Keep putting one foot in front of the other and be grateful for every small step forward.

Where can people find you and your business?


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