Community Futures Funding Helped Hard Winter Bread Company Expand
by Paula Kehoe, Kawartha Now
Posted: 2018-01-31 15:36:04 EST

For many entrepreneurs, accessing capital is one of the most challenging aspects of a startup or expansion. Understanding how to find and shake the “money tree” is critical for future growth and development.

Jessica Arsenault and Graham Thoem, owners of Hard Winter Bread Company, a wood-fired sourdough bakery in Lakefield, understand the challenges and hurdles that businesses can face on their way to reaching their goals.

A year and a half into their venture, which the couple started in 2014, demand for their handmade baked goods — including their popular sourdough breads, pastries, and Montreal-style bagels — grew quickly beyond their expectations.

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