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 Holly Parsons

Linda Ockwell-Jenner returns with guest Holly Parsons of Beauticontrol discussing her recently launched beauty care and spa business and the unique approach she takes to marketing. Holly regularly posts tips and tricks as well as a great series of videos. 

Interview with Shawn Marshall

Linda Ockwell-Jenner chats with Detective Shawn Marshall from the Computer Cyber Crime (C3) section of Intelligence Services of the Toronto Police Service. In the discussion, Detective Marshall shares some important lessons for small business owners to protect their business from cyber attack.

RSP Realities

Northern River Financial’s Steve Bentley returns to chat with SBCN Co-Founder Linda Ockwell-Jenner about RSP season. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the creation of the RSP program by the Canadian government. Find out some tips on how to maximize for your retirement and integrate saving as part of your regular financial planning.

Think Before You Spend

Linda Ockwell-Jenner, Co-Founder of the Small Business Community Network (SBCN) returns with another episode of the SBCN Small Biz Podcast. In this episode, Linda discusses the importance of asking questions of potential vendors. Do you need their services? Are they delivered in a way that supports your business?

Giving Back

Linda Ockwell-Jenner, and regular SBCN Small Biz Podcast guest Steve Bentley, discuss the topic of how an entrepreneur can benefit from ‘giving back’ to charity and the community. Have you heard of Giving Tuesday — perhaps the lesser known day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Beyond that, what are the benefits of giving back?

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".

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?

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?

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? 

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?