Why an Interview,,,

Over the years we have been able to meet and talk with some very interesting people. They have shared with us their knowledge and have provided us with a great deal of insight as to how and why festivals and events work and why they are so important to our communities and to the Province of Ontario. With this in mind, we decided that we wanted you to meet and hear from some of the wonderful people who work so hard to provide us all with such wonderful Ontario Festivals and Events! We are pleased and proud to present "THE INSIDE SCOOP"!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

“Be Seen” ~ “Be Remembered” ~ A Good Idea ~ Where to Start?

“Be Seen” ~ “Be Remembered” ~ A Good Idea ~ Where to Start?
At Ontario Visited, we often get phone calls from Vendors looking to contact information for Festivals, Events and Activities to participate in around the wonderful communities across Ontario.
One conversation with such a Vendor led to a great “INSIDE SCOOP” interview with Cyndee Barrette, Sole Proprietor Crazy Bitch BBQ Sauce. She has been generous to share with us some insight in the Philosophy behind a good business; topics about Being Seen” and “Being Remembered; Vendors Talk ~ Ways to Improve Your Event; Improving overall experiences for Vendors and Visitors alike; Planning; Keep it Fresh; New Initiatives; Importance of Engaging our Youth and the many additional Benefits for our Youth; How to Choose an Event to Participate In; Social Media ~“Team Players”; “The Importance of a Great Website” … Engaging the Audience!; The Way of the Future!; “Tips”, “Experiences”, “Advice”. We hope you enjoy this series of “THE INSIDE SCOOP”.
Cyndee Barrette, Sole Proprietor
Crazy Bitch BBQ Sauce
"Ginger & Finnegan"
Crazy Bitch BBQ Sauce
Every Good Festivals, Event, Business has a start somewhere. We were able to ask Cyndee Barrette, Sole Proprietor Crazy Bitch BBQ Sauce what was the philosophy and thought process of the decisions in respect to the concept of her Business?
Cyndee replies: “Being a former 15 yr. franchisee in a health & fitness business, the philosophy sprang from my commitment to whole, good foods as close to their natural state as possible to use as fuel to function in a healthy way.  The sauce began as a medium for me to ‘hide vegetables from my kids’ when they entered what I referred to as ‘The Ketchup Years’. 
I had truly felt that the pendulum had swung too far over into the area of fast and convenient foods and poor health was the fallout from all that so we really did need ‘cleaner’ products, not necessarily more of what we already had on the shelves of our supermarkets.
The website has a video and text story of The Tale of the Crazy Bitch and that is an accurate account of how it all rolled out.  Our beloved comical Airedale Terrier, Ginger, was the poster girl for the product as I took the literal dictionary meaning of the word ‘bitch’….definition of which is also on the website. Cyndee must be doing some things right, as she has several awards in a short period of time. Among those awards: Winner of RBC Business Excellence Award; Nominee for Entrepreneur of the Year and Flavours of Muskoka Participant.

Stay tuned for more “SCOOP” … “What’s in a Name?” & “Vendors Talk!”; “Take Your Role Seriously”! ~ “Keeping it Fresh”! If in the meantime you would like to check our Ms Barrette’s website, I’m sure she’d love your visit … www.crazybitch.ca.

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