Moving right along to Day 20 of our local businesses blog! Today, we had the opportunity to speak with Nathan Forrest, owner and operator of Forrest Outdoors, located in Sydney Mines. Nathan opened this business with the hopes of helping other hunters find the products they are looking for right here in Cape Breton.
Take a look at what Nathan had to say:
Tell us why you started this venture?
I started Forrest Outdoors as more of a hobby business, because
I enjoy hunting and I found it difficult finding supplies
in the Cape Breton area, so I decided to start my own business.
I work away so it can be tough at times, but I hope it will grow into
something much bigger.
Tell us what you have to offer/bring to Cape Breton?:
I have a selection of products to choose from for the everyday
hunter. Some you can't find on the island. I can also import from
Any big plans coming up?:
I have plans to attend the Sydney mines hunting and fishing outdoors
show in April, later this year I will be getting in hunting clothing, and
hopefully by next year I will get into commercial fishing supplies.
What is the most important thing you learned about running your own business in Cape Breton?:
The most important thing I learned in this type of business is that you got to have
a selection of products. People like variety and in this business there is so much
to choose from.
What are your favorite things to do or places to visit in Cape Breton when not
busy running the business?
I enjoy taking my family for a drive around the Cabot Trail, stopping in all the
local stores, and enjoying the scenery. Fall is my favorite time to go!
Thank you Nathan for taking the time to speak with us!