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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Marketing for a New Business

The SBCN Small Biz Podcast welcomes returning guest Steve Bentley. Linda and Steve discuss some of the important points of starting and marketing a new business. The discussion touches on everything from defining your target market to establishing your brand.

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Download: Audio icon Episode 83.mp3

Email Marketing with MailChimp

Gunther Kramer of Gecko Websites joins Linda Ockwell-Jenner on this episode of the SBCN Small Biz Podcast. This episode covers the MailChimp email marketing platform; why you might need it, what you can do with it and more. It’s also important to make sure your email marketing programs are compliant with the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)—a topic that Gunther covers. Is email marketing and MailChimp right for your business?

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Download: Audio icon Episode 82.mp3

Trust in Business

Linda Ockwell-Jenner and Steve Bentley continue the discussion on the SBCN Small Biz Podcast. In this episode, Steve and Linda discuss the importance of trust in business relationships. Does asking people for help, help to build trust?

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Download: Audio icon Episode 81.mp3

Ransomware

We host a warm welcome back to Chris Davis, who joins Linda Ockwell-Jenner to talk about the dangers of ransomware. One of the biggest cyber threats around, ransomware can have devastating effects on a business. Find out how to combat this and protect you and your critical business data, with a Free eBook: The Business Guide to Ransomware.

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Download: Audio icon Episode 80.mp3

Selling Your Business

Why do you need to be selling your company every day? Linda Ockwell-Jenner returns with Steve Bentley to discuss this interesting concept, recently mentioned in the Globe and Mail. The discussion also touches on succession planning when you may want to move on from the business, and how to understand the value in your business.

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Download: Audio icon Episode 79.mp3

Mentoring

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.

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Download: Audio icon Episode 78.mp3

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.

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Download: Audio icon Episode 77.mp3

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.

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Download: Audio icon Episode 76.mp3

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.

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Download: Audio icon Episode 74.mp3

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