33 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

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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. 032 - Connecting People Through Shared Passions

    Ep. 032 - Connecting People Through Shared Passions

    In this episode I chat with the Creator and CEO of Passionfruit- a social app that helps people meet others on the same wavelength by using words and closeness.
    Passionfruit's mission is to empower people to build deeply fulfilling lifelong connections with each other. We do this by encouraging and teaching our users to practice empathy, patience, respect, and love while supporting them with tools on their journey to find friends.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ep. 031 - Making Work, Work Better For Everyone

    Ep. 031 - Making Work, Work Better For Everyone

    Jennifer Hargreaves is the Founder and CEO of tellent. tellent is a flexible work recruitment and social impact organization with a mission to create more equal opportunities for women to lead and earn. Through a job board and virtual networking platform, she supports women on their journeys to finding work that works for them (flexible work). .

    • 50 min
    Ep. 030 - Empowering Women To Rise In Entrepreneurship

    Ep. 030 - Empowering Women To Rise In Entrepreneurship

    ELLA is a community and an accelerator for women, by women.  Their mission is to reduce the gap of gender inequality in entrepreneurship. They believe that every woman entrepreneur should have access to the community, information and resources needed to scale their business. 
    In this episode, I chat with Nicole Troster, the manager of the ELLA accelerator. We chat about ELLA's launch in March 2020 and how they quickly pivoted their offerings when the pandemic began.
    Twitter/IG: @ellawomenyu

    • 32 min
    Ep. 029 - What It Really Means To Be An Entrepreneur

    Ep. 029 - What It Really Means To Be An Entrepreneur

    "You never know what the market wants until you go and talk to them' - Ardalan Benam, AI scientist and serial entrepreneur. Ardalan is someone who really understands what it means to be an entrepreneur and provides some honest, no BS advice for those who are looking to get into this world. As he puts it, there are so many easier ways to make money and that you shouldn't get into entrepreneurship for the money. 

    • 41 min
    Ep. 028 - How To Master Your Money

    Ep. 028 - How To Master Your Money

    Being a former personal finance blogger, but still a personal finance nerd, I loved having this type of discussion with Sandy Yong, Keynote Speaker and Award-Winning Author of The Money Master  Book.
    Sandy successfully generated a 6-figure investment portfolio by the age of 27.
    As a Keynote Speaker, she teaches female millennials how to invest in the stock market and in real estate. She has been featured in 70+ media outlets including Toronto Star, NBC News and Yahoo! Finance.

    • 46 min
    Ep. 027 - How To Conquer Anything

    Ep. 027 - How To Conquer Anything

    Lee Chambers is a Wellbeing Consultant, Workshop Facilitator and Sleep Specialist. Through relearning how to walk after illness, working in different industries, and building 2 businesses, and studying a number of advanced qualifications, he has now brought all this together to improve wellbeing advancement.

    We chat about his entrepreneurial spirit, starting a business during the 2008 Financial Crisis, and advice for the graduating class of 2020. 

    • 49 min

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