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.

Interview with Martin Buckland

Linda Ockwell-Jenner is joined in this episode by Elite Resumes Martin Buckland. They discuss the finer points of handshakes: why they're important and exactly how you should approach the often mis-executed greeting.

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Download: Audio icon Episode19.mp3

Interview with Steve Nicholson

Linda Ockwell-Jenner speaks to SBCN member Steve Nicholson about how networking has helped him grow his success, in both business and personal aspects. Steve speaks candidly about some of the unique challenges that he's faced, and how he's dealt with them to ensure his business thrives.

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Download: Audio icon Episode18.mp3

Interview with Athena Varmazis

Linda Ockwell-Jenner once again chats with Athena Varmazis, VP & General Manager, Small Business Services, American Express Canada about results of the Amex Small Business Monitor. Find out the latest findings from this fantastic initiative, including business owners views on competition.

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Download: Audio icon Episode17.mp3

Helpful Tips on Finding Help!

We all need a helping hand, but where do we start? SBCN Co-Founder Linda Ockwell-Jenner offers some quick tips when you're looking for help.

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Download: Audio icon Episode16.mp3

Interview with Jim Senko

Linda Ockwell-Jenner speaks with Jim Senko, Vice President, Small Business Solutions TELUS about the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) - and TELUS' tremendous support of entrepreneurs. TELUS launches November smartphone campaign, donates $50 from the sale of every smartphone on a TELUS Small Business SharePlus Plan to CYBF.

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Download: Audio icon Episode15.mp3

Interview with Athena Varmazis

Linda Ockwell-Jenner chats with Athena Varmazis, VP & General Manager, Small Business Services, American Express Canada about results of their quarterly Small Business Monitor. This insightful look touches on customer loyalty, growth and what this means to Canadian small business owners.

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Download: Audio icon Episode14.mp3

MarketPlace Conference

Linda Ockwell-Jenner shares a little of what's in store at this year's MarketPlace Conference.

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Download: Audio icon Episode13.mp3

Interview with Deb O'Brien

Linda Ockwell-Jenner interviews Deb O'Brien from Send Out Cards to find out how she got into this fascinating business and what lessons we can learn.

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Download: Audio icon Episode12.mp3

Effective Networking

SBCN Co-Founder Linda Ockwell-Jenner shares a few tips on effective networking and how to make it work for your business.

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Download: Audio icon Episode11.mp3

Interview with Jennifer Hawkins

Linda Ockwell-Jenner interviews Jennifer Hawkins, VP & GM Merchant Services at American Express Canada, where they discuss the Shop Small Program. Listen to find out more about this innovative pilot project and how you can get involved.

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Download: Audio icon Episode10.mp3

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