SBCN Small Biz Podcast

The Small Business Community Network (SBCN) Small Biz Podcast. Featuring interviews with CEOs and other small business leaders, the latest new trends and tips for your successful business. Hosted by SBCN Co-Founder Linda Ockwell-Jenner, the SBCN Small Biz Podcast would be of interest to people thinking about starting a small business, or small business owners who want valuable insights for growth.

Listen below, or scroll to the bottom for how to subscribe to the SBCN Small Biz Podcast.

The TELUS Small Business Challenge

SBCN Co-Founder Linda Ockwell-Jenner welcomes returning guest Stephen Currado from TELUS Business Solutions to discuss the TELUS Small Business Challenge, now in it’s sixth year. The event, hosted and funded by TELUS promises the winner $100,000 and other resources to help grow the winner’s business.

 

Audio File: 
Download:Audio icon Episode 103.mp3

Interview with Tim Campbell

Linda Ockwell-Jenner chats with a new member of the Small Business Community Network (SBCN), Tim Campbell of Relation Media. Tim and Linda explore what it’s like being the owner of a relatively new small business, and some of the differences in networking in different places. Tim also shares some of the steps he’s taken in setting up a solid foundation for the business.

Audio File: 
Download:Audio icon Episode 102.mp3

TELUS Gives Back

Joining Linda Ockwell-Jenner is Stephen Currado from TELUS Business Solutions to talk about some of the ways in which TELUS gives back to the community. TELUS Days of Giving, now in it’s 12th year, are a series of events taking place from coast-to-coast in Canada. To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday this year, TELUS are aiming to do 1,000,000 hours of giving—a phenomenal goal!

 
Audio File: 
Download:Audio icon Episode 101.mp3

Doing Business in Québec

Celebrating our 100th episode, Linda Ockwell-Jenner chats with Kerstin Kramer, owner of Premier Focus Translations, a company focused on helping companies do business in other languages. In this episode, we focus on doing business in Québec, and dealing with Québeçois buyers and the market in Canada’s unique province—a topic which Kerstin has written about previously.

Audio File: 
Download:Audio icon Episode 100.mp3

Interview with Holly Parsons

Linda Ockwell-Jenner returns with guest Holly Parsons of Beauticontrol discussing her recently launched beauty care and spa business and the unique approach she takes to marketing. Holly regularly posts tips and tricks as well as a great series of videos.

 
Audio File: 
Download:Audio icon Episode 99.mp3

Interview with Shawn Marshall

Linda Ockwell-Jenner chats with Detective Shawn Marshall from the Computer Cyber Crime (C3) section of Intelligence Services of the Toronto Police Service. In the discussion, Detective Marshall shares some important lessons for small business owners to protect their business from cyber attack.

Audio File: 
Download:Audio icon Episode 98.mp3

RSP Realities

Northern River Financial’s Steve Bentley returns to chat with SBCN Co-Founder Linda Ockwell-Jenner about RSP season. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the creation of the RSP program by the Canadian government. Find out some tips on how to maximize for your retirement and integrate saving as part of your regular financial planning.

Audio File: 
Download:Audio icon Episode 97.mp3

Think Before You Spend

Linda Ockwell-Jenner, Co-Founder of the Small Business Community Network (SBCN) returns with another episode of the SBCN Small Biz Podcast. In this episode, Linda discusses the importance of asking questions of potential vendors. Do you need their services? Are they delivered in a way that supports your business?

Audio File: 
Download:Audio icon Episode 96.mp3

Giving Back

Linda Ockwell-Jenner, and regular SBCN Small Biz Podcast guest Steve Bentley, discuss the topic of how an entrepreneur can benefit from ‘giving back’ to charity and the community. Have you heard of Giving Tuesday — perhaps the lesser known day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Beyond that, what are the benefits of giving back?

Audio File: 
Download:Audio icon Episode 95.mp3

Failing Isn’t Failure

Steve Bentley returns to chat with Linda Ockwell-Jenner about Entrepreneurs who make mistakes, and share their experiences. We all make mistakes, but what can we recognize as positive outcomes from that? What did we learn? Failure may be an "opportunity to progress".

Audio File: 
Download:Audio icon Episode 94.mp3

Pages