26 episodes

The Bacon Bits 'n' Bytes Podcast is where a bit of business and byte of technology come together. This podcast is like the bits n bytes party mix for your listening pleasure. Karen Swyszcz, the host, (founder of Makinthebacon) chats with various entrepreneurs on what it's like to run your own business, how to stay productive, the importance of learning certain technology-related skills and more.

Visit the website to learn more about the host and read the blog - makinthebacon.com

The Bacon Bits 'n' Bytes Podcast Karen Swyszcz

    • Business
    • 4.7, 12 Ratings

The Bacon Bits 'n' Bytes Podcast is where a bit of business and byte of technology come together. This podcast is like the bits n bytes party mix for your listening pleasure. Karen Swyszcz, the host, (founder of Makinthebacon) chats with various entrepreneurs on what it's like to run your own business, how to stay productive, the importance of learning certain technology-related skills and more.

Visit the website to learn more about the host and read the blog - makinthebacon.com

    Ep.025 - How To Be A Great Leader, Entrepreneur and Run A Bootstrapped Business

    Ep.025 - How To Be A Great Leader, Entrepreneur and Run A Bootstrapped Business

    In this episode, I chat with Adam Mendler, nationally acclaimed thought leader, writer and speaker on leadership and entrepreneurship. He is the CEO of The Veloz Group that consists of ventures: Beverly Hills Chairs, the leading seller of refurbished Herman Miller Aeron chairs in the country; Custom Tobacco, a one-of-a-kind e-commerce platform where customers can create fully customized, private-label cigars in real-time; and Veloz Solutions, a technology consulting and software development practice.

    • 42 min
    Ep. 024 - How Founders Space Became A Global Leader For Startup Innovation Hubs

    Ep. 024 - How Founders Space Became A Global Leader For Startup Innovation Hubs

    This conversation w/ Steve Hoffman (aka Captain Hoff) was recorded back in May when there were still many restrictions in place. He shares his insights on how the pandemic has affected both startups and investors.
    Steve held various roles as a moviemaker, game developer and in 3 venture-led startups before launching his own startup hub in San Francisco. It has grown to an international network of incubators, entrepreneurs and investors with over 50 partners in 22 countries. 
      https://FoundersSpace.co

    • 45 min
    Ep. 023 The Importance of Sharing And Celebrating Our Failures (aka Fuckups)

    Ep. 023 The Importance of Sharing And Celebrating Our Failures (aka Fuckups)

    *Note: This episode contains explicit language*

    In this episode, we're talking about the F-word. Failure or as others like to call it "A fuckup". I chat with Marsha Druker, the Founder and Director of Fuckup Nights Toronto about the importance of sharing the failure, especially for entrepreneurs and why children need to be educated about failure at a young age so they learn how to deal with it early on. 


    Site: fuckupnightsto.ca
    Instagram: @fuckupnightsto
    Twitter: @FuckupNightsTO

    • 42 min
    Ep. 022 - Shining Your Light And Enabling Others To Shine

    Ep. 022 - Shining Your Light And Enabling Others To Shine

    Entrepreneur and cybersecurity expert, Tawana Anderson tells her story of growing up in a rough neighbourhood and becoming a teen mom. She shares these experiences in her book, Bruised and Broken To Shine, available on her website and Amazon.com.

    We also discuss how being broken is not necessarily a bad thing, in that you have to go through things sometimes in order to let that light shine through. 

    Connect with Tawana:

    IG: @tawana_shine

    FB: Tawana Anderson Shine

    • 37 min
    Ep. 021 - Developing Your PR Strategy During A Pandemic

    Ep. 021 - Developing Your PR Strategy During A Pandemic

    Due to self-isolation and the current social distancing rules, it's no doubt that people are spending even more time online on social media, surfing the net, streaming shows and listening to podcasts. 

    Media expert Christy Laverty shares tips for entrepreneurs on how they can get visible in a big way with media coverage by being mindful of their approach during these unprecedented times.

    Follow Christy on Twitter and IG: @ChristyALaverty

    Site: http://christyalaverty.com/

    • 45 min
    Ep. 020 - Arlan Hamilton: The Woman Who Built a Venture Capital Fund From Scratch While Homeless

    Ep. 020 - Arlan Hamilton: The Woman Who Built a Venture Capital Fund From Scratch While Homeless

    Arlan Hamilton is the incredible woman who built Backstage Capital from the ground up while homeless. Backstage Capital is a fund that is dedicated to minimizing funding disparities in tech by investing in high-potential founders who are people of colour, women, and/or LGBTQ. Arlan was featured on the cover of Fast Company magazine in October 2018 as the first Black woman non-celebrity to do so. Her new book "It's About Damn Time", was released on May 5, 2020, and can be found here: itsaboutdamntime.com

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

jette ,

Great Information and Great Interviews

In today’s current situation, technology is more important than ever and this is a wonderful podcast to help you keep learning. The dialogue is always natural and so educational.

marsha_d ,

Great guests and thoughtful interviews

Karen is a natural interviewer! Love the variety of guests, topics, and deep questions. I always learn something new. I especially love hearing about the struggles some of these guests have overcome on their journeys - super inspiring. Tip: Start with the Arlan Hamilton interview!

jsoul222 ,

Such Amazing Energy!

Loved the She Podcast Episode! Found Karen to have such natural interviewing skills and really liked the questions she brought forth. It had this great energy and mix of learning, laughing and great insights. I can’t wait to keep listening!

Top Podcasts In Business