Small Business, Big Network is the podcast for small business owners who want better results from their networking.
I'm Liz Drury, a freelance voiceover artist who knows that if you're not working as much as you'd like, then networking could help!
The show is a mix of bite sized episodes on networking basics, and interviews with business owners who are successfully using networking to grow. There are lots of inspirational stories that will encourage you to get started or to keep going on your own networking journey.
Lu Camish - Networking for a Video Production Company
Lu Camish is a video marketing specialist at Jellyfielder Studios.
Jellyfielders develop bespoke content marketing strategies for clients across the UK with their unique Ice Cream Model. Lu loves sharing her skills, leading the weekly Marketing Monday 4networking event and regularly running DIY video workshops teaching businesses to film and edit their own content.
Networking and Tik Tok with Robyn Allen
Robyn’s career in financial services began at the age of 17 when she got her first ‘grown up’ job with the Halifax. Following in her fathers footsteps she undertook a variety of roles with the business but really found her passion when she began her role as a Financial Consultant, this role focused on helping customers protect their futures.
Following redundancy in late 2014, and plenty of soul searching, she took the brave step of starting her own firm specialising in Protection. The rest is history!
Anyone who follows Robyn on social media will know of her love for video content, and more recently Tik Tok. If you're not following her yet, I suggest that you do!
Stephen Finn on using LinkedIn alongside your networking
Stephen Finn is a photographer and LinkedIn devotee who not only runs a business, but also networking groups, and an online course on how to get the best out of LinkedIn.
Using email outreach, lead magnets and chat bots to enhance networking connections
Sudha Mani inspires, empowers and invigorates her clients with the combined expertise of business, computer science and sheer enthusiasm to innovate solutions to become the market leaders to Thrive in any Economy.
Using networking to grow a photography business
Almost 100% of clients will arrive at Ben's studio feeling some level of apprehension.
“You won’t get a good picture of me!” – “I always blink!” – “I hate having my picture taken!”
That’s why Ben prides himself on the ability to make his clients feel comfortable and confident in front of the camera.
Ben has been using networking to grow his business and has even been able to keep moving forward during the lockdowns.
He believes it's the one to one conversations that you have with people either during or after a networking event that are the most valuable - and more important than the short business pitches.
Supporting grassroots sports through networking
Koi Sports is a network with a difference. A percentage of every membership fee paid to the network is donated to a grassroots sports club of the member's choice.
This is an interview with David Johnson-Rayner, one of the founders of the network.
Well done Liz. This is a really great selection of content. Each contributor brings something new to the equation as well as complementing each other’s experience. So many great ideas and a must for people whether they are completely new to networking or just want some more inspiration.
It is no surprise that Liz’s podcast is such an insight into our amazing industry and makes for such easy listening. A really good idea and will prove so incredibly useful to so many VO’s and those looking into what it takes to venture into the industry.
Really appreciate all the effort which is being put into helping us small businesses find the confidence and little tips and tricks to make networking work better for us.
Thanks so much for pulling this together!