PODCAST: How to seamlessly move your company from Toronto to Rossland with Aerin and Jimmy Guy
About the podcast: The You Can Do That Here! podcast is produced by Andrew Zwicker of AZcreative for the Kootenay Association for Science and Technology. The podcast is a weekly series of 30 minute conversations with some of the most innovative and successful entrepreneurs in the Kootenays.
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I quit! At some point all true entrepreneurs must break the bond between their future and the comfort and security of their job. How that exit is made can often determine the trajectory of what comes next.
There is no right or wrong answer, but certain routes may make setting up your own shop easier or more difficult. You could take the YouTube sensation route and film your “I quit! Video,” for all to see online. You could simply walk out and never look back, or, you could do such a great job at your company that your bosses wish you well on your departure, and bring a host of your previous clients with you. That’s how you lift off of the launch pad at top speed.
Aerin and Jimmy Guy of SpaceRace Digital, now living in Rossland BC, met while teaching English and Asia and later working as employees in the web industry. Their frustration grew as the companies they worked for began feeling like a ball and chain holding them back from the new ideas they wanted to pursue.
Five years later, they successfully launched SpaceRace Digital, and made the move from big city to small town living in Rossland, and did so seamlessly. I sat down with Aerin and Jimmy to talk about their start up story, striking out on their own, and the digital space race they’re competing in.