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 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

Strong Resilient Women

On  International Women's Day,  2022, Linda speaks with 'the first lady of networking' Janet Benedict, from the Canadian Networker. Janet juggles networking and mentoring with being a long-term carer to her husband, Ron. Despite all her challenges, Janet has risen above to be one of the most well known connectors around.

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Download: Audio icon Episode 149.mp3

Go Fish Where The Fish Are

Linda Ockwell-Jenner is joined by Tom Fournier from the Shades Mills Group (and also the History Symposium!). Tom spent a long career as a proven sales leader, and now shares his expertise with businesses of all types and especially those in the B2B space. Success is founded in having a plan and sticking to it, core beliefs that Tom promotes and helps his clients embrace.

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Download: Audio icon Episode 148.mp3

Special Agent Foster

Foster Your Mortgage is a mortgage broker with a difference - putting you front and centre in the most important transaction of your life. Todd Foster joins Linda Ockwell-Jenner to discuss his approach to finding the best mortgage options for his clients, and how sharing his knowledge is integral to his brand.

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Download: Audio icon Episode 147.mp3