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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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

Getting to Know Your Electrical Contractor

Linda Ockwell-Jenner welcomes a new guest to the SBCN Small Biz Podcast. Nathan Parsons of Verve Electric joins Linda to chat about the challenges of juggling a busy business life with family time, especially in a new business. The conversation also touches on the importance of engaging a Licensed Electrical Contractor.


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Download: Audio icon Episode 84.mp3

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