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I’m Mark Dyck. I used to spend a lot of time wondering what it would be like to leave the corporate job I (often) loved to start my own small business.
I thought. I dreamed, I wondered. Then one day in 2010, I leaped and opened Regina’s artisan bread bakery with my wife Cindy.
The bakery has put me and my beliefs to the test. My belief in people, in community, in business and in family. That’s what I want to write about here — what I went through to build this thing.
If I can do that well, and you can see that it didn’t kill me, and maybe even made me stronger, then maybe you will take the leap too.
So, this is the ‘inside story’ or ‘behind the scenes’ blog about building a small bakery and using it to both earn a living and make a difference. If you’re looking for our daily specials or want to learn about bread baking, then head over to Orange Boot Bakery.
Note: This blog predates the leap. I couldn’t bring myself to delete the old posts. My medium has changed (bits for bread) but my sense of community and connection are still strong.