Small Business Talk Podcast

Small Business Talk Podcast

Small Business Talk is a podcast is for business owners and entrepreneurs who want to find a better way to run their businesses without having to spend years doing it the hard way. Discover tips and techniques that you can use to take your business to the next level. Enjoy episodes with our guest experts; along with deeper dives into tools and tips that you can use in your business. The tools and tips these episodes are in easy to follow actionable steps, so you will not want to miss them. Small Business Talk is hosted by Cathy Smith who has run the same Marketing Agency for more than 17 years and helped hundreds of business owners achieve their marketing goals. Learn about building your social media channels, how to get Google to love your website, developing a digital marketing strategy, tools to make your business life easier and much more. Whether you’re a small business owner, seasoned entrepreneur or just beginning your business journey, this show is for you. New episodes every T... Show More

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January 22, 2020 11 min

Rules are meant to be broken is a very odd saying but is it a good practice to live by?

There are rules and rules.

Some rules should never be broken; they are there to keep you safe and the world in order.  Does your business play by the rules?

There are some rules that your business depending should follow, some that can be broken or bent and others that can be reassessed, looked at or even... Read more

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Today on Small Business Talk Podcast we're going to talk about 5 Tips to Reduce Stress in Running a Small Business with Becky McQueen. We could all use a little bit less stress in our lives, couldn't we?

We find that if you don't look after yourself and you don't reduce your own personal stress any project you have whether it's personal or professional is really difficult to succeed.

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January 8, 2020 14 min

You Must Have A Product or Service To Sell.

Well, that’s obvious. As Brendon Burchard says “common sense is not always common practice”

How many social media influencers are making a living, a good living off all these followers they have? The ones that have a produce or have tapped into being the “service” so they can make money. However, many have not.

You Must Sell Your Product and Service.

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January 2, 2020 29 min

Business Goal Setting How Did You Go?

How did you go with your business goal setting?

Have you sorted out your plans, written them down, broken them up into chunks – micro goals and planned out what you need to do each week?

If you need some help go back to episode #048 of Small Business Talk Podcast where Charlotte Brown and I discuss the st... Read more

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December 28, 2019 32 min

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Welcome to episode #048 of the Small Business Talk Podcast, I would like to wish you all a safe, happy and stress free holiday season.

Wow, What A Year 2019 Has Been!

Some of you have made great strides in your business and 2019 has been a wonderfully successful year for you. For some, it has been a harder year.

Reflections on The Year That Was

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The key to growing any business without burning out is to simplify your marketing strategies as a lot of people feel over-extended which can easily lead to burn out. This involves scaling back your marketing efforts and looking closely at your daily activities and actions that result in what you see or define to be successful.

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December 10, 2019 13 min

All businesses are different and the tech you need will depend on what you do and what you are trying to achieve. Often, we try to overcomplicate our business with tech and it leads to us feeling very overwhelmed.

Accounting/Bookkeeping Solutions

Accounting software would be something that most businesses would need. Turning up to your accountant with a shoebox full of receipts is as old as “my modem” and definitel... Read more

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People want to do business with people. In recent years, marketing has become very automated, with everyone wanting their marketing to be easy, with as little contact as possible. The result, a huge disconnect for customers. It’s crucial to remember, we do business with people and there must be a personal connection. There's a relationship between two people, a seller and a buyer, or a person providing a solution to a proble... Read more

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We all live busy lives and the expectation we put on ourselves as business owners is huge. Overwhelm and time management, or lack of, are two things most of us live with daily. Listen to Small Business Talk Podcast Episode #044 for some was to help you save your business or your sanity.

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It’s important to collaborate with those who have the same values and areas like-minded as you. If you've identified there's a range of organisations and people within those organisations who are potential allies or potential collaborators, the idea is to go out, meet with people, get a feeling for how they operate, talk about your values, find out and test them on their ideas and try out some small things together. By d... Read more

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November 13, 2019 10 min

You love your business, you love your customers, you love what you do but sometimes, you just can’t get inspired.

Today, let’s talk about inspiration. How you can get inspired by your business, where to look and what can make your life easier.

What type of inspiration do you need? Inspiration is a huge topic. What are you trying to be inspired to do? Listen to Read more

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The first tip is What is the competition doing?

It sounds counterintuitive, but one of the first things you should do is to see what the competition is doing when it comes to Facebook ads. And there’s a very little known but an extremely useful thing that Facebook brought out. So, Facebook was pushing for more transparency on who’s placing ads and what people are advertising and they created this thing called the Facebook... Read more

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October 30, 2019 15 min

Overwhelm and How to Avoid It!

Let’s start with a few myths when it comes to time management.

  • I don’t have time!
  • Only I can do it!
  • I have to be everything for everyone
  • Multi-tasking is the way to achieve more
  • I don’t have time . . .

    Listen to Small Business Talk Episode 40 for the full episode and find out how... Read more

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    Today, we're talking to Donna Vincent. Donna is from Solo Accounts. Tips to stay on top of your small business invoice & expenses and why this will save you money.

    Cash flow, invoicing, expenses is something we all don't like to think about, but of course, if we don't have any money running into our business, we just have a very expensive hobby. Would you like to give us some pointers in the right directio... Read more

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    Have you ever or recently stopped and thought about what you really want in your business or life?

    “Attitude is the little thing that makes a big difference”. – Winston Churchill

    If you don’t like what you are doing, how can you have a great attitude? We have all met the “Debbie Downer’s” and wondered why they are in business at all.

    Over the last 5 – 10 years, business has changed so much and if you have no... Read more

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    Negative self talk. That can be a real problem for a lot of small business people.

    I have been learning and practising to really paying attention to being aware of was the way that I was thinking about and speaking to myself about.

    I have the talk running through my head and my other business as well. But when you start something new all the doubt pop up and come in and I thought, "Wow, okay. I need to find a d... Read more

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    Can you really have it all? Work-Life Balance – Is it a myth, a fairytale?

    Well, that depends on your definition of balance.  are you thriving for 50/50 or are you looking at the balance of seasons? Listen to Small Business Talk Podcast episode 36 where I explore the concept of work-life balance. 

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    No one plans to fail, they just fail to plan.

    A lot of people on a Monday morning haven't made their plan, so they'll just coast for the whole week, and think I'll get to my destination and I'll have made it. And if I speak to people on a Friday and they haven't made it, it's because they haven't set a plan on a Monday.

    Touching your business every single day, and just whatever way you c... Read more

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    What Does Your Brand Say About Your Business?

    The big brands spend thousands if not millions of dollars getting the feel of their brands. Big brands know that the brand feel is important.

    Brand Awareness

    Logos are hugely important when we are thinking about brand awareness. In a fleeting second, a logo needs to convey the message of the brand.

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    Easy steps for all small business to start going green today. Anca Novacovici talks us through strategies that you can do to save money and bring in new customers by going green in your business. Listen to Small Business Talk Podcast Episode 033 to find our more or go to the show notes.

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