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Episode 28 A Story About People

This week on the podcast I tell a story...about people. I hope you enjoy.

Duration: 00:15:42

Episode 27 - Volta Academy Wrap-up With Brian Jeffcock and Ashley Lecroy

This past fall, Volta Labs offered a brand new program called Volta Academy. It helped connect people with ideas with the skills to make it happen. In this episode we sit down with student Ashley Lecroy and instructor Brian Jeffcock and talk about what the program is, what it isn't, and how the first session shook out. If you'd like to apply for the program, you can do that here and be sure to follow them at If you want to see...

Duration: 00:29:57

Episode 26 - Shoddy Hammer

It's not you, its your tools. In this episode we chat about the various tools I use to help me run OneRedCat and why processes beat resources every single time.

Duration: 00:15:53

Episode 25 - Content Ideation

How in the hell do you come up with ideas? This week we talk about connections. How do you make them? How do you extend them?

Duration: 00:18:39

Episode 24 - Pedal It Out with Bike Monkey

This week we're joined by the owner of Truro Bike and Hockey shop, Bike Monkey, Jeff Simms. We talk about why he opened his shop, what he loves about the balance between family and work, building community, and some really cool new products that let him train in the off season in ways you could never imagine.

Duration: 00:20:44

Episode 23.5 - Cornerstone

This week we have the pleasure of talking to Dr. Ben Connolly and Dr. Ashley Margeson from Cornerstone Naturopathic. We discuss the things that we do to sabotage our personal health, the "quick fixes" we can use to help us succeed, and why health in the startup world is not an overnight thing. Check out their upcoming volta talk if you can.

Duration: 00:38:43

Episode 23 - Work Life Balance Yo

Want to know how I balance my kids and my job? Here's some hints, tips and tricks to how I achieve the mystical "work life balance"

Duration: 00:19:05

Episode 22 - You're the Worst

Hate advertising? Well, it's all your fault. This week we talk about why ads suck and why we suck for buying things via ads that suck.

Duration: 00:16:05

Episode 21 - I Hate To Disagree

Believe in yourself? Sure. But there's a few other things that I think you might want to focus on like...good ideas, solid marketing and a sales strategy.

Duration: 00:17:31

Episode 20 - Volta Cohort

This week we have the pleasure of sitting down with Volta CEO Jesse Rodgers and talking about ideas, what to do with them, what not to do with them, and how Volta's new program, Volta Cohort, is helping turn small ideas into big adventures.

Duration: 00:24:31

Episode 19 - Sam Spurlin

Very excited to share this extra special episode of Riding In Cars with Cats with one of my favourite productive people, Sam Spurlin. Sam works for The Ready, helping businesses transform themselves. In his spare time (which is limited) he talks to us about the nature and power of personal experimentation.

Duration: 00:32:27

Episode 18 - Greed

Greed. It's a hell of a thing. Let's talk about it.

Duration: 00:19:08

Episode 17 - The Ask

What's the worst that can happen? This podcast is all about what happens when you ask people you respect for things that you need.

Duration: 00:18:16

Episode 16 - Web Redesign

Know you need a new website but don't have any idea where to start? Here's some advice that we wish all of our clients knew before they ever started.

Duration: 00:17:11

Episode 15 - So Many Boring Moves

This week we talk about all the boring things that everyone is doing to sell their wares and about the need for a little innovation. On this podcast... I get it... it's pretty meta.

Duration: 00:08:39

Episode 14 - Volta Academy

This week on Riding In Cars With Cats, we got to hang out at Volta Labs with startup services coordinator Meghann Coleman and facilitator Katelyn Bourgoin and chat about the new program that Volta is launching; Volta Academy. If you've got an idea that you're thinking about launching, you should definitely have a listen.

Duration: 00:28:29

Episode 13 - Cory Urquhart

This extra tasty episode of Riding In Cars With Cats features local restauranteur Cory Urquhart, co-owner of Envie: A Vegan Kitchen. Cory joins us to chat about the rigors and joys of running a business, contrasted with his last real job; professional hockey player.

Duration: 00:22:07

Episode 12 - Crowd Source Everything Even Cashmere

In this episode, we'll be talking about taking advantage of the resources around you so that you can make great decisions, even if those decisions are about bright yellow, college football branded cashmere sweaters.

Duration: 00:10:59

Episode 10 - Ross Simmonds

On this episode of Riding In Cars With Cats, we have our first guest. Ross Simmonds joins us to talk about the evolution of the word hustle. For more information about Ross, check out @thecoolestcool, and You will not be disappointed.

Duration: 00:19:50

Episode 9 - The Help You Need (And a Volta Labs Surprise)

In this week's episode, we're really excited to share some great news about a great local business, Volta Labs, and a program they're launching to help those with ideas make it through. We'll also talk about some of the things that make businesses work and some of the things that help them fail. Check out for more info about this new and exciting program.

Duration: 00:25:39

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