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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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!

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?

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?

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. 

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.

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?

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?


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.

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.


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.