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February 24, 2021 14 min
There are many different ways to do a podcast for many different reasons. Before you start, think about your why. Why do you want to do a podcast? What do you want to achieve by doing a podcast? Where are you going to put your podcast and many more questions we will discuss. There are many options for podcasting so I am going to talk about my experience doing the Small Business Talk Podcast. I started SBT 2 years ago and doing a c...
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Every business has an opportunity to submit a tender. There's no stopping you in that in the sense that it's available to all businesses. Whether you're successful in putting in a compliant tender, or a winning tender will depend on the tender scope and the specification. Not all businesses would be able to comply with certain aspects of tenders and depending on the size and scale of the team and what it's for, then...
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February 11, 2021 13 min
Now you might think that it is going to be a dry subject but your most important business asset is your domain name, bear with me and I will show you why. Your domain name is where your website lives and your emails should live. You can change your digital providers for both your website and emails but your domain name to the outside world should never change. Your domain name is how Google and search engines find your website. I...
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Wouldn't you like to know how to have an effective sales conversation? Small Business Talk guest Wendy Corner gives us some excellent tips plus a couple of bonus tips about how to convert your conversation to Zoom as well. Some people are prepared to pivot when needed in their business and others aren’t. This comes down to communication. In your head, what are you telling yourself? What is your internal Q and A? If you tell yo...
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January 27, 2021 12 min
After the excitement of a being a business owner, founder, the entrepreneur has worn off, sometimes you look back and wonder why you want into business at all. Yes, being in business can be a romantic dream of freedom, calling the shots, having time off whenever you like not being tied to the 9-5. For some people, that is true. However, for the majority, it’s just not the case. Today, let’s get real and talk about 4 things that c...
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January 21, 2021 27 min
Why Should You Have a Website at all? In this era of social media being the thing and a new platform popping up every 5 minutes, you might be wondering whether having a website is really needed at all? If so, how do you make it work for you? There is a guru on every corner pushing their favourite platform, system, hack and more so where should you be turning for advice? That can be a hard question to answer because the social ...
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January 13, 2021 38 min
How Has Your 2021 Started Off? Have you been able to shake off the 2020 blues, or have they lingered? Yes, I know in some countries and parts of the world the pandemic is worse than ever. And I feel for you. Many businesses have grown, thrived, and even expanded in 2020. Do you enjoy your business? Listen to Small Business Talk Episode 101 to learn more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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January 6, 2021 16 min
100 episodes I can not believe it! What to do for the 100th Episode? When we hit 50 episodes, I thought I would have a party, however, it was Christmas time and with holidays and all, I decided to dream of maybe reaching 100 episodes and do it then. Well, this is 100 and yep it’s Christmas time again. 2020 begin such a strange and draining year meant I didn’t get it together for this episode either so what to do? In mid-December ...
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December 30, 2020 37 min
To get your business into 2021 you need to start now. And it will take more than just goal setting and planning. With the year that was 2020 I thought in today’s episode it would be good to replay Amy van Meijl’s episode #037 Is Negative Self Talk Holding Your Business Back. Stop wishing for the New Year to start and make it happen, your way and now. It all begins with how you talk to yourself; enjoy. See omnystudio.com/listener ...
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December 23, 2020 11 min
2020 The Year that Was!​ This year has been so strange, heartbreaking, thrilling and full of so many emotions. The universe is telling us to slow down, take time to smell the roses. 2020 we learnt lots (or should have) and 2021 it is time to apply those learnings. What changes do you need to make? Stop working so hard? 7 days a is no longer expected or required. Are you trying to please everyone? Fit into someone else’s mould? ...
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Scaling up After a Challenging Business Year. This year has shown all sorts of particularly strong gaps and it’s hugely dependent on sector and how people have managed with the challenges this year has brought. Some things have been slightly different this year to normal challenges meaning you have to look at these two challenges differently. For example, if we're talking marketing, for businesses to do all their marketing and ...
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December 10, 2020 10 min
Flick the switch because you have got this. Today, we are going to talk about mindset, business mindset. Yodah says “ Do or Do not, there is no try” Are you constantly saying I wish 2020 would end so we can start again? You realise that when we close this year on December 31st, January 1st will not be a magic switch that we will flick and all will be fixed. There is no magic pill, listen to Small Business Talk Podcast episode 096...
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On Small Business Talk today we are talking to Amanda Walker the owner of WA HomeStay about how important it is to stick to your values, even if it means forsaking short-term profits. WA HomeStay started in around March 2018. We saw an opportunity to create a local booking platform that was fair for both owners and guests and gave back to the local community in Western Australia. We saw an opportunity to enter the market, but we di...
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November 25, 2020 14 min
Posting on social media is a constant challenge as the algorithms and rules keep changing. When posting and asking yourself what you should post, there is only 1 person you should have in mind: Your very best customer Your ideal customer what are they going to find valuable? What would they like to see/watch here? No matter which social platform you are thinking of, that should be your number one objective, serve your customers/y...
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All business problems are actually a systems problem. Today's guest is system master David Jenyns. In 2016, David successfully systemised himself out of his business, one of Australia’s most trusted digital agencies, melbourneSEOservices.com. Through this process, he became a systems devotee – founding systemHUB & SYSTEMology. Today, his mission is to free all business owners worldwide from the daily operations of running t...
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November 5, 2020 15 min
Instagram is primarily a mobile app. Instagram on desktop you can watch your feed, stories etc but you can’t post from the computer. Instagram is designed to be used on a mobile phone. How does it work, how do I get more reach and why is what I am doing now longer working? Let's talk Instagram in episode 092 of Small Business Talk which will be 1 of a 3 part series on the latest and greatest on Instagram. See omnystudio.com/...
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October 29, 2020 36 min
My job is so much more than just delivering hampers. I feel very blessed to be able to deliver a product that shows someone cares. I have 2 customers for every hamper, the person that ordered it and the person receiving it that is why customer service is so very important to me.” Jackie Wickham said. Taking customer service to another level is Jackie's passion, listen to Small Business Talk episode 091 for all her easy to actio...
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October 22, 2020 11 min
Most small owners spend a lot of time worrying about their price and pricing. Many have no idea but the cost of producing their “thing” especially when you are providing a service. They spend way too many hours working and when their accounts are done at the end of the month, quarter or often year, they realise that they have been working for almost nothing – a very small hourly rate. For many small business owners, they would actu...
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Medical Scientist to an Aromatherapy, Rebecca Tichbon gives us some wonderful tips and practices that you can do to look after the most important person in your business. Who is the Most Important Person In Your Business?  You! Without you generally, there will not be a business. Listen to (Rebecca) Beck's insights on how we can quickly, easily and affordably look after our own well being to then help our business out. Liste...
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How is your business going? 2020 has definitely been a strange year but it's not over. Use these next 70 or so days to salvage the year and make your business Getting your business found by ideal customers can be hard, but it doesn’t have to be. The internet is a noisy space and attracting your perfect customers is a complex task which is part science, part positioning, part customer love and part luck. To get the right balan...
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