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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Linda Ockwell-Jenner and Steve Bentley return for this latest episode of the SBCN Small Biz Podcast. In this episode the topic is mentoring, both from the point of view of the person being mentored, and the mentor themselves. Mentoring is a great experience for both parties, but can flourish when following some simple tips.

Direct Sales

Janet Benedict returns to speak with Linda Ockwell-Jenner, covering Direct Sales. Many still think of direct sales as being the realm of Tupperware, but times have certainly changed with much more diversity and flexibility.

Planning vs. Pragmatism

Steve Bentley rejoins Linda Ockwell-Jenner on the SBCN Small Biz Podcast. In this episode Linda and Steve discuss business planning in the short, medium and long term. The conversation also touches on the need to avoid ‘overplanning’ - trying to plan for perfection rather than being pragmatic.

Making the Break

Linda Ockwell-Jenner returns with Janet Benedict once again, and in this episode speak about a Globe and Mail article covering SBCN members Wagepoint. Janet shares some of her background in the corporate world and how she made the transition to the entrepreneurial role in creating her own business. 

The Glass Ceiling

Linda Ockwell-Jenner welcomes back a familiar character on the SBCN Small Biz Podcast: Steve Bentley. In this episode Linda and Steve discuss the glass ceiling, changes in leadership and the challenges of examining differences between the genders in the workplace.

Hobby Businesses

Janet Benedict returns with Linda Ockwell-Jenner to discuss how to avoid being a ‘Hobby Business’. Being successful is a lot more than simply hanging up an ‘open’ sign, it takes dedication, passion and hard work. This episode includes some practical ways to get out of the hobby business ‘rut’ and on the journey to business success. 

Mindfulness with Karen Egoff

Linda Ockwell-Jenner returns after a short break, with Karen Egoff. In this episode they discuss mindfulness, relaxation and motivation.

Body Mind and Soul with Karen Egoff

Karen Egoff joins Linda Ockwell-Jenner to talk through some practical tips and advice on dealing with our wellness challenges. In this episode, the conversation includes tackling stress in the workplace and mental health with a body, mind and soul approach. 

Content Marketing with Steve Bentley

Steve Bentley rejoins Linda Ockwell-Jenner on the SBCN Small Biz Podcast to cover a critical part of business: Content Marketing. This episode covers different ways in which customer can connect to you, and how to keep your content current, fresh and consistent with your brand.

Dealing with Sales Rejection

Janet Benedict and Linda Ockwell-Jenner are back, talking about techniques for dealing with sales rejection. We all hate to be rejected, so how can we overcome some of the common pitfalls when in the sales cycle.