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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Failing Isn’t Failure

Steve Bentley returns to chat with Linda Ockwell-Jenner about Entrepreneurs who make mistakes, and share their experiences. We all make mistakes, but what can we recognize as positive outcomes from that? What did we learn? Failure may be an "opportunity to progress".

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Download: Audio icon Episode 94.mp3

Holiday Light Safety

Nathan Parsons joins Linda Ockwell-Jenner to discuss holiday light safety! It’s the time of year when many of us will decorate our homes and gardens with Christmas lights, so what do we need to consider when brightening the winter months?

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Download: Audio icon Episode 93.mp3

The Psychological Effects of the Wrong Role

Steve Bentley and Linda Ockwell-Jenner chat on the latest episode of the SBCN Small Biz Podcast. In this episode, the pair discuss a video and article from Ottawa Public Health. It highlights that the psychological demands in the jobs that we do today that could be a hazard to our health and wellbeing if our jobs aren’t matched properly to our skills, knowledge, and emotional intelligence. Did you know that Canada has a National Standard for Psychological health and safety in the workplace?

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Download: Audio icon Episode 92.mp3

Working Vacations

Regular SBCN Small Biz Podcast guest, Steve Bentley, returns to chat with Linda about the important topic of grappling with the challenges of taking time off work… and the temptation to make it a working holiday. As an entrepreneur or small business owner, do you feel guilty when you take a holiday?

 
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Download: Audio icon Episode 91.mp3

Getting Paid

Regular Podcast guest Steve Bentley returns to chat with Linda Ockwell-Jenner about very important topics for all small business: how to get paid for the work you’ve done, and how to get access to financing. The UK’s Guardian newspaper highlights that government’s efforts to better deal with these (and other) issues with a new Small Business Commissioner. Beyond government, what can we do?

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Download: Audio icon Episode 90.mp3

Downtime Costs

Chris Davis from Polarverse IT joins Linda Ockwell-Jenner to cover the topic of downtime costs and continuity. Polarverse has an online downtime calculator that can help your business make an informed decision. The costs to protect your business data might be much less that you’d think, for peace of mind.

 
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Download: Audio icon Episode 89.mp3

Not Enough Time in the Day

Linda Ockwell-Jenner and regular SBCN Small Biz Podcast contributor Steve Bentley return to discuss a Huffington Post article which highlights the problem of not having enough time in the day! It’s a common problem facing all small business owners, but how can we find the time? Beware of time suckers and use prioritization as your weapon against them!

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Download: Audio icon Episode 88.mp3

The Importance of Expressing Gratitude

Regular guest Steve Bentley returns to discuss an interesting article with Linda Ockwell-Jenner. Why is it so important to express gratitude in your business? The article from US-based Smart Business emphasizes that experiences are what your customers remember. We work hard to get new clients, but the focus isn’t always the same on keeping them… so let’s focus on enhancing the relationship!

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Download: Audio icon Episode 87.mp3

The Myth of the Lazy Millennials

Returning guest Steve Bentley joins Linda Ockwell-Jenner on today’s episode of the SBCN Small Biz Podcast. Today’s topic centres on an article published in the Globe and Mail article titled “Young Entrepreneurs and the Myth of Lazy Millennials”. Millennials sometimes suffer from a negative image, but is it justified?

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Download: Audio icon Episode 86.mp3

Corporate Wellness Programs

Linda Ockwell-Jenner welcomes returning Podcast guest: Karen Egoff. A recent article in the Harvard Business Review brings up some questions about the value of wellness programs based on the cost. Karen brings some of her experience to the discussion to explore some of the issues in this area. How can wellness programs help the business manage challenges faced by employees?

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Download: Audio icon Episode 85.mp3

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