Doo Doo’s Bakery is one of those Peterborough & the Kawarthas hometown favourites. What is more quintessentially Canadian than an amazing butter tart? Over the past few years Diane Rogers, owner of Doo Doo’s, has accomplished a lot – including becoming known for her award-winning butter tarts. Doo Doo’s many accomplishments include awards from the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, and the prestigious recognition of having Ontario’s Best Buttertart.
Diane chose to relocate her family to Peterborough & the Kawarthas and open her small country bakery in Bailieboro, Ontario. “Moving to this region allowed her family to have the relaxed country lifestyle she wanted for herself and her children She loves being an entrepreneur in Bailieboro, and finds it to be a beautiful place filled with friendly people and excellent business resources.
Diane entered the B.L.A.S.T. Pilot Program for support in expanding her business. As an existing Peterborough Economic Development’s Business Advisory Centre, she learned about B.L.A.S.T. program and what it could do to help Doo Doo’s. Diane found that B.L.A.S.T. allowed her to see her business in a whole new light, as she stepped outside of her comfort zone and took on new challenges.
Diane is lookingforward to utilizing the $5000 microgrant in order to purchase a more efficient oven that will allow her to increase production. She also plans to use a portion of the grant towards building a website and increasing her marketing efforts. And what’s next for Diane? After focusing on increasing production, giving her storefront a facelift and even sees herself writing a cookbook.
Diane was also gracious enough to share 7 pearls of wisdom for aspiring entrepreneurs:
- You are going to want to quit a million times over before you.
- Pay attention to your mistakes
- Expect the unexpected
- Don’t spend too much in the beginning getting setup
- Crunch your numbers. Then crunch them again.
- Concentrate on your product’s quality
- Create a demand for your product
Learn more about Doo Doo’s Bakery:
Business Phone Number: 705-939-1394
Doo Doo’s Bakery is located at the intersection of Hwy 28 & County Road 2 in Bailieboro