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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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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

Getting in the Right Mindset

Kayleigh Kennedy, a Sales and Mindset Advisor, joins Linda Ockwell-Jenner to discuss this fascinating area of business. We’ll hear some of Kayleigh’s approaches to working on a positive mindset that leads to results. 

Vital Assistance with a Virtual Assistant

Linda is joined by Kayla Droog from Kayla Droog Consulting - who provides virtual assistant services to many different types of business. So many businesses struggle to do it all, but they don't need to! Virtual Assistants like Kayla can help free your valuable time to spend on valuable activities.

Plan. Prepare. Prioritize.

Planning: it’s not always the most glamorous activity in a business, but it’s perhaps the most important one. When we’re planning ahead we should always prepare for unanticipated impacts, avoid planning paralysis, and making sure we’re also prioritizing and executing.

The Year of Opportunity

Opportunities are everywhere. We have to capitalize on the opportunities we’re presented with in order to make the most in small business. With COVID changing the way we do things, we may have a little extra time to focus on our business aspirations.