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 Thursday.
Add a 0 to Your Bottom Line Without the Hustle with Stacey Hylen
Add a 0 to Your Bottom Line Without the Hustle with Stacey Hylen. 6 figures, 7 figures, 8 figure businesses! What are the secrets to reaching the profit goals you are aiming for in your business? Stacey Hylen shares her tips and tricks to making more in your business without it taking up all your free time and energy. Marketing, sales, and mindset all play a role in success. Listen to Episode 134 of Small Business Talk for the full details.
Why or How? What is More Important?
Why or How? What is More Important? Why or How? Which is more important to your clients and you? We are all familiar with Simon Sinek’s “Why”. Where he goes into great detail about how people are more likely to deal with businesses that have a greater purpose a solid “why” they do business more than just making money. Simon uses Apple as his example. “Who Gives a Crap”. Who Gives a Crap“, is an Australian brand of toilet paper that is more than just a clever play on words. “Crap” is Australian slang for doing a “poo”. Their slogan is – Not Your Average Toilet Paper. Saving The World, One Wipe at a Time. Why or How? Which is more important? Listen to Episode 133 of Small Business Talk for the full details.
Customer & Employee Experience: What You Need to Know with Jason Bradshaw
Customer & Employee Experience: What You Need to Know with Jason Bradshaw. When a customer buys something from your business, it's not the company as a whole that they remember - it's the experience that you've given them. Jason S. Bradshaw tells us about what he learned when he began running his first business at 14, and how you can compete with big corporations without worrying about prices. Listen to Episode 132 of Small Business Talk for the full details.
Are You Inspiring?
Are You Inspiring? What are you doing to make sure that you, your customers and your employees are staying motivated? Cathy gives us some tips on being inspiring within your business, and outside of it. Does your current lifestyle give you motivation and inspiration, or have you stagnated? The only person who can make you a success is you. Listen to SBT 131 of Small Business Talk for the full details.
How Limiting Beliefs Can Hinder Your Success with Dario Cucci
How Limiting Beliefs Can Hinder Your Success with Dario Cucci. How is your mindset affecting your success in the business world? Sometimes our approach to sales needs to be changed through the beliefs we are subconsciously pushing into the conversation. Dario Cucci tells us about his sales transformation and how changing his business mindset and beliefs led him to success. Listen to Small Business Talk Episode 130 for the full details.
Failing Ahead of Time
Failing Ahead of Time. Are you holding yourself back, choosing not to try or challenge yourself because you are afraid to fail? Brooke Castillo from The Life Coach School calls this “Failing Ahead of Time” If you can’t / won’t / don’t do it then you can already failed! You didn’t try and you will never know if you could have done it or not. It doesn’t matter what “it” is you have still failed. No decision is still a decision, you just choose not to.Look at Failure in a Different Light There are winners and learners. Your “failures” are not failures if you learn something and can then apply it. Failures are and should be seen as learning experiences. Sometimes you win, sometimes you don’t but what did you learn? The very first time I drove someone else’s car it was on a back road, way out of the way, I didn’t have my licence and had very little experience. I was very keen to show that I could do it and was very overconfident. I did ok until it came to stopping the car. I have turned into a carpark near the river area we were going to be having a picnic. We were on the top section of the river, just before the edge of a small waterfall. Listen to episode 129 of Small Business Talk to find out what happened.
Cathy what a brilliant podcast, you really focus on extracting the most resourceful and practical content which small business owners can implement straight away. This becomes gratifying and powerful when you see the results from what you learn listening to your podcast! I especially like the chats about the wondrous world of SEO.
Professional and Relatable
It was great talking to Cathy. She was professional, easy. to talk too and made the podcast lots of fun. Thanks for the opportunity.
I came across Cathy’s Small Business Talk podcast via the episode in which Lisa Kniebe was interviewed. I absolutely loved listening to Cathy and Lisa and learning all about the adventure of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. I was captivated and I appreciated how Lisa highlighted the connection between Lisa’s experience and insights to lessons for us in business. Since then I have made my way through several other episodes on web site SEO, imposter syndrome and couldn’t go past the interview with Jo Alilovic on beginning to employ people in your business. Great information in easily digestible chunks of time. Thanks Cathy.