13 episodes

Want to know what it's really like to run your own business?

Making It Work puts you in a room with entrepreneurs who want to kick out conventional wisdom and take you through the highs and lows of starting a company from scratch.

This is not a podcast just about success stories. So if you're a self-starter and want it straight, this is the series for you.

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    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0, 23 Ratings

Want to know what it's really like to run your own business?

Making It Work puts you in a room with entrepreneurs who want to kick out conventional wisdom and take you through the highs and lows of starting a company from scratch.

This is not a podcast just about success stories. So if you're a self-starter and want it straight, this is the series for you.

    COVID-19 Special Part II: How Do You Run a Business During Lockdown?

    COVID-19 Special Part II: How Do You Run a Business During Lockdown?

    How exactly do you run a business during lockdown? From Zoom meetings to pandemic-proofing warehouses, it seems this crisis has kick-started a brand new way of working.

    In the second part of this Making It Work special, we ask our entrepreneurs about how their teams have adapted during this global crisis and what they think the future will hold for their businesses.

    So how do you run a company under the constraints of COVID-19? And will things ever go back to how they were? Tune in to find out.

    • 31 min
    COVID-19 Special Part I: How Are Small Businesses Staying Alive?

    COVID-19 Special Part I: How Are Small Businesses Staying Alive?

    How does a small business survive a global health crisis? From changing the company strategy overnight to making difficult employee decisions, the coronavirus is teaching plenty of hard business lessons.

    In this Making It Work special across two new episodes, we check in with four entrepreneurs from our first season to learn how they're coping amid the economic fallout of COVID-19.

    Can you make a business pandemic-proof? Tune in to find out.

    • 35 min
    We Need to Talk: When You Should Just Give Up

    We Need to Talk: When You Should Just Give Up

    90% of startups fail, so why do we only hear from the 10%? Let’s tackle the topic of failure in business.

    From “lucking out” and making it big to learning when to call it quits, we ask all of our entrepreneurs what success means to them and whether they’ve found it yet.

    So should you hang on and go for broke or cut your losses and call it a day? Tune in to find out.

    • 54 min
    Go Big or Go Home: How to Scale Your Business

    Go Big or Go Home: How to Scale Your Business

    Scaling your business is no longer a choice, it's survival. Whether it's to protect your market share from deep-pocketed competitors or to satisfy your investors, the pressure for small businesses to replicate their proven model has never been greater.

    From managing booming sales to wrestling with cash flow, our entrepreneurs discuss the hidden challenges of scaling a business sustainably.

    So are you happy with your mom and pop shop, or should you yearn to become a behemoth? Tune in to find out.

    • 38 min
    Frenemies: How to Take on Your Competitors

    Frenemies: How to Take on Your Competitors

    Competitors can be crucial motivation in getting your business to the next level. But what do you do when once friendly competition turns into knock offs and misleading marketing?

    Whether you're first-to-market or an industry disruptor, our panel of entrepreneurs discuss what it's like when the big boys start taking note of your success and try to replicate it.

    So should you watch your competitors like a hawk or just keep doing what you're doing?

    • 47 min
    Only as Good as Its People: How to Hold onto Your Employees

    Only as Good as Its People: How to Hold onto Your Employees

    There are plenty of affordable ways to cultivate employee loyalty beyond health insurance and pension plans. Our panel of entrepreneurs explain how simple perks such as trust, flexibility and good old-fashioned fun can sometimes count more than anything flashy.

    Whether inviting employees to industry events, or even offering them a shares in the company, these business owners explain how they got creative in attracting talent.

    So what ingredients make the most appealing workplace environment?

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

maccali ,

Great Podcast for Small Business Owners!

Love listening to how other small business owners are addressing problems. And, I love that it's infused with a sense of humor.

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Business Owner’s you need this

Great podcast with actionable tips and meaty subject matter. Love listening in!

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