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S1E7: Behind the Scenes of Life in the Agency World

In this episode of the Candid Conversations small business podcast, your co-hosts Dan and Sagan interview Stew Moffatt of Sherpa Marketing. Stew shares what life is like to work at an agency, how he juggles his task of wearing many different hats, tips on how to have better business meetings, what you need to know about marketing your business, and more.  

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S1E6: Behind the Scenes of a Holistic Veterinary Care Business

In this episode of the Candid Conversations small business podcast, your co-hosts Dan and Sagan interview Dr. Linda Hamilton of Natural Healing Veterinary Care. Dr. Linda shares why she quit her job and started her own business, tips for other people thinking about starting a bricks-and-mortar business, how she created her brand, and what it’s been like to have friends and family members as employees.

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S1E5: Behind the Scenes of a Marketing Connoisseur’s Business

In this episode of the Candid Conversations small business podcast, your co-hosts Dan and Sagan interview Charmaine Jennings of Strategic Charm Boutique. Charmaine shares what it’s like behind the scenes of running a solopreneur marketing connoisseur & copywriting company, how she went about starting her own business, the lessons she’s learned, and how she’s grown her business in the first year.

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Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Podcast Show Notes

What should you include in your podcast show notes? Everyone does podcast show notes a little bit differently, but here are our recommendations for doing podcast show notes…

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1) Create a template for yourself. Get your step-by-step guide to creating your own podcast show notes in this blog post (plus a podcast show notes checklist!

Your podcast show notes should be the same format for every episode. Consistency is key! Figure out the style you want to go with and stick with it. This will also make it that much easier for you to write the intro, resources section, etc. because you can copy and paste some of it from one episode to the next.

Your template might look differently from ours, but we like to begin with an introduction to the episode and a sponsor shout-out, the embedded episode from Soundcloud, a link to iTunes, and then a series of timestamps with associated topics and key pullquotes. We complete each podcast show notes with an “Awesome People & Resources Mentioned In This Episode” section, and an opportunity to connect with us farther and share the episode. We also include Click-To-Tweets and graphics throughout the podcast show notes (more on that below).

Click HERE to see an example of our podcast show notes.

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Exclusive Content #1: What It’s Like Starting a Business Partnership

You’re in for a treat today! We love interviewing guests here on the Candid Conversations podcast, and at the beginning of each episode we also enjoy sharing with you a peek behind the curtain of our own joint business that we’re starting, Juxta Communications.

But there’s so much going on in our business that it’s tricky to fit everything we want to say into a quick five-minute intro! So today, we’re diving deep into the progress we made on our business during the month of May. If you enjoy today’s episode, let us know and we’ll continue to occasionally add this kind of exclusive content in between regular episodes. Leave a comment below, email us at hello@candidpodcast.ca, or Tweet at us (@Saganlives and @Dn_Nicholson).

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S1E3: Behind the Scenes of a Business School Student

In this episode of the Candid Conversations podcast, your co-hosts Dan and Sagan share a little bit about the progress they’ve made on their new business venture, Juxta Communications. We also interview Myles Barr, a business student, who shares the inside scoop of what it’s like attending business school, and how he’s taking his experiences and applying them to real-life work.

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Podcast Tools and Resources Guide

Thinking about starting your own podcast? You’re in luck! With our new (free!) Podcast Tools & Resources Guide, you can get started with making a podcast this week. Want to start your own podcast? Use this no-cost podcast tools & resources cheatsheet to get started! This podcast tools and resources guide provides you with the basics for getting started with a podcast...

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After all, we created a podcast in just 48 hours—why shouldn’t you be able to do the same?

The Podcast Tools & Resources Guide features 19 tools and resources you can use to start a podcast. This handy cheatsheet is exactly what you need to get started as a podcast host when you’re a beginner podcaster (just like we were).

Guess what? We’ll be sharing more resources in the future on how to start a podcast, so grabbing this tools and resources cheatsheet NOW will mean you’ll get the inside scoop as we put together additional tips and materials!

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Behind the Scenes of Recording Our First Podcast Episode

By Sagan

Our timeline for creating a podcast moved very quickly: Dan came up with the idea on Monday March 20, we did an epic brainstorming session that very evening, and by Wednesday March 22 (yes, two days later!), we recorded the first episode. Less than a week later, we published that first episode on iTunes. Find out what it's like to record your very first podcast episode, in this special behind-the-scenes tour of what happened when we started our podcast! Get podcast tips in this article....

Talk about a whirlwind!

In the spirit of transparency and sharing the real, raw (one might even say… candid) behind-the-scenes of our business and podcast as we create it, today I want to dive into what REALLY happened when we recorded our first podcast episode.

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Recording Episode #1…

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