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.

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Interview with Glenn Poulos

In today's episode, Linda is joined by Glenn Poulos, Co-Founder, VP & GM of Gap Wireless Inc. a leading distributor of products and services for the mobile broadband and wireless markets. Listen to hear Glenn's perspectives on the importance of meeting customers face-to-face.  Award Winning Author of Never Sit in the Lobby

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Download: Audio icon Episode 159.mp3

Interview with Peter Piluk

Linda is joined today by Pathway’s Peter Piluk - an Ontario based company providing bookkeeping, accounting and other services. Many people don’t have a great understanding of their business numbers, which means they might be missing some key opportunities.

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Download: Audio icon Episode 158.mp3

Being Unique

Small business isn’t all “fun and making lots of money” - it’s hard work. Linda Ockwell-Jenner is joined by one of the hardest working ‘First Lady of Networking’ to talk about being unique. As we mature should we embrace our uniqueness?

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Download: Audio icon Episode 157.mp3

Interview with Brad Poulos

Linda Ockwell-Jenner is joined by Brad Poulos - a lecturer at the Ted Rogers School of Management Entrepreneurship at Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU). From being a technical trainer, to CEO of a public company and everything in between, Brad has a fascinating and passionate approach to business.

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Download: Audio icon Episode 156.mp3

The Business of Cars

Linda Ockwell-Jenner is joined by Theresa Ullyot, a Waterloo-based Automotive Sales Specialist with Canada Cars. As a small business owner herself, Theresa has turned her experiences to help other business owners find their idea vehicles. There’s even a special deal for SBCN members!

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Download: Audio icon Episode 155.mp3

Cold Calling

We have a returning guest! Ashley Close once again sits down for a chat with Linda Ockwell-Jenner for a conversation about cold calling - something that makes many of us shudder. As a realtor, Ashley shares her experiences and tips for reaching out ‘cold’.

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Download: Audio icon Episode 154.mp3

Special Agent Ashley Close

SBCN Co-Founder Linda Ockwell-Jenner is joined by Realtor, Ashley Close from Guelph-based Davenport Realty, Brokerage. Ashley’s goal is to delight her clients. Today’s conversation shines a light on how Ashley approaches this and how she got started in the real estate world.

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Download: Audio icon Episode 153.mp3

Exploring Nutrition

Linda is joined by Sara Lodge, a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, and a member of the Canadian Association of Natural Nutrition Professionals. Today’s conversation looks at the role of a nutritionist and how they fit into the health and wellness spectrum.

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Download: Audio icon Episode 152.mp3

Relationship Selling vs. Transactional Selling

We all know the real estate world is hot right now. Linda Ockwell-Jenner is joined by realtor Ian Inglis from Remax Solid Gold. Ian’s been helping people find their perfect home for 40 years, so he’s seen a thing or two! As you can imagine, things have changed significantly over that time, but one things remains the same: the personal connection. Ian’s been working with multiple generations of families he helped years ago, so what’s his secret?

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Download: Audio icon Episode 151.mp3

A Positive Mindset

In today’s episode, we’re joined by Maxine Metzger, Project Manager at Gecko Websites and owner of Joyful Giftbaskets - a business she started during the COVID-19 pandemic. Maxine shares her love of bringing organization to small businesses and their digital assets and the power of the personal touch.

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Download: Audio icon Episode 150.mp3