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.
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.
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…
1) Create a template for yourself.
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).
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 email@example.com, or Tweet at us (@Saganlives and @Dn_Nicholson).
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 Carly Edmundson of LouLou Weddings, a wedding event planning company, who shares what it’s like behind the scenes of running weddings in Winnipeg.
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.
In this episode of the Candid Conversations podcast, your co-hosts Dan and Sagan share a little bit about their new business venture. We also interview Sareeta Lopez of Flight and Scarlet, who shares the inside scoop of what it’s like being a feminist blogger and virtual assistant, and her experiences of juggling that with her work as a substitute teacher.
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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.
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.
Recording Episode #1…
After coming up with the podcast idea of listening to inspiring stories of entrepreneurship, Sagan and I launched our first small business podcast episode (sponsored by Winnipeg Comedy Festival) featuring a guest interview with Monica of Ethero Events, secured 10 additional interviewees, and five official episode sponsors… in just 10 days.