24 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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    • 4.9 • 31 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.

    Small Business Owners Reflect: How Entrepreneurship Changed Me

    Small Business Owners Reflect: How Entrepreneurship Changed Me

    "In a time characterized by constant change, we’re reminded that we’re always evolving as human beings. Certain life choices or big events can shape a person’s life – and who better to testify to this than small business owners.

    From believing in an idea to making it a reality, these five small business owners are no strangers to change. They share how entrepreneurship has impacted their lives.

    Does the reward of a new venture outweigh the risk? And how do you grow as a person in the process

    • 35 min
    You're Not Alone: The Entrepreneurs Discuss Struggles with Mental Health

    You're Not Alone: The Entrepreneurs Discuss Struggles with Mental Health

    The pressures of entrepreneurship can sometimes be too much to handle. No wonder then that small business owners often suffer with depression and anxiety.

    From daily anxiety attacks to contemplating suicide, four small business owners speak candidly about their depreciating mental health – and the steps they've taken to manage it.

    So does the macho myth of entrepreneurship contribute to these feelings of hopelessness? Or do small business owners suffer the same as everybody else?

    • 30 min
    Going Global: Is It Worth Selling Your Products Outside the US?

    Going Global: Is It Worth Selling Your Products Outside the US?

    In an increasingly globalized world, it's never been easier for small businesses to reach new markets. So why do so many US entrepreneurs shun international sales to keep things ticking along at home?

    From shipping internationally by accident to answering customer queries with Google Translate, we ask the entrepreneurs how they went about global expansion – and whether it was worth it.

    So it is about time you translated your website into Spanish? Or should you just stick with sales to Canada?

    • 29 min
    Raters and Haters: How to Respond to Your Reviewers

    Raters and Haters: How to Respond to Your Reviewers

    When you're deciding which product to buy, online reviews are most people's first port of call. But what do small business owners think of the feedback?

    From seeking out negative criticism to sending out thank you cards, we take a look at how you can use buyers' feedback to make long-lasting changes – and ultimately strengthen your relationship with customers.

    So should you be taking that one-star review to heart? And how do dissatisfied customers react when you give them a call?

    • 40 min
    Fine Margins: How to Price Your Goods

    Fine Margins: How to Price Your Goods

    When you're passionate about your product, the price tag can often come as an afterthought. But when you factor in all of your costs, it's vital you think about your margin. Otherwise, you could be looking at a loss.

    From setting a strict 80% margin to 'free' delivery that's not free, we discuss the best pricing strategies – and how it can all still go horribly wrong.

    So can you still make a healthy profit without pricing out your customers? And who's been hit with a $44,000 shipping bill?

    • 35 min
    Reinventing the Wheel: Do You Need to Constantly Innovate?

    Reinventing the Wheel: Do You Need to Constantly Innovate?

    There are few words that get thrown around in the world of entrepreneurship as much as 'innovation'. That's because, for small business owners, being innovative is just one more way to survive.

    From throwing things out there to "see what sticks" to staff mediation and yoga classes, all of these entrepreneurs approach innovation differently. The thing they all agree on? It's do or die.

    So what can you do to stay one step ahead of the competition? And will our entrepreneurs ever run out of ideas?

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

furkids_boutique ,

Love it!!!!!!

I’m a small business owner myself & this podcast brings me some hope. Thank you for sharing but would loooove if you could post more frequently

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.

Bhs14422 ,

Business Owner’s you need this

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

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