CanadianSME Small Business Podcast
Welcome to the CanadianSME podcast, a designated space for interviewing Canadian business experts to provide small business owners access to expert knowledge that helps them grow. Our mission is to empower SMBs nationwide, helping them reach a bigger audience. Calling upon some of the most successful subject matter experts in the industry, these podcasts aim to identify issues and find solutions to specific and generic challenges.

A major goal of these podcasts is to educate Canadian business people on current trends, tools, and technology. We empower small businesses with concrete insights, ideas, and techniques in our podcasts. Many SMEs provide excellent goods and services but struggle to expand. Recognizing that various nations have different difficulties, regulations, and business practices is vital; our platform aims to grow these businesses by specifically targeting them and strengthening their messages.

The podcast interviews Canadian professionals and entrepreneurs for relevant ideas because hearing success stories, lessons, and best practices always proves valuable. Plus, the interviews that are aired inspire and educate the general masses. We carefully select only top industry specialists and experts, which not only improves our content but also makes it a reliable resource. With our efforts, SMEs can conquer uncharted territories and challenges, leading to development and success.

Leveraging Consumer Insights for Business Growth with Elisa Swern

In another enriching episode of the CanadianSME Small Business Podcast, we had the privilege of hosting Elisa Swern, a distinguished Consumer Markets Leader and Partner at PwC Canada.
With a remarkable career spanning over 25 years, Elisa has shaped retail and consumer strategy, driving organizations towards achieving operational excellence. Her involvement with PwC’s Alumni team in the GTA underscores her commitment to community engagement and fostering innovative programs.

Pioneering Marketing Education: Insights from Alison Simpson

In another insightful episode of the CanadianSME Small Business Podcast, e were thrilled to have Alison Simpson, President and CEO of the Canadian Marketing Association, share her expertise. Alison’s distinguished career spans across top-tier brands like Holt Renfrew and Shopify, and now she’s leading transformative educational programs at the CMA that equip marketers with cutting-edge skills.

The Future of Tech Innovation at TELUS with Hesham Fahmy

In this episode of the CanadianSME Small Business Podcast, we are joined by Hesham Fahmy, Chief Information Officer at TELUS. Hesham has been instrumental in guiding TELUS through a significant digital transformation, incorporating advanced technologies like AI and cloud solutions to enhance operational efficiency and customer service.
He shares insights into TELUS’ journey, the impact of AI on customer support, and the ethical considerations of AI deployment.

Strategic Leadership Essentials from Katherine Clarke-Nolan

In this enlightening episode of the CanadianSME Small Business Podcast, we were joined by Katherine Clarke-Nolan, the Chief Operating Officer at Business Sherpa Group. With her extensive experience in enhancing business operations and fostering an employee-centric culture, Katherine shares valuable insights into strategic leadership and the role of a COO in small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Driving Business Growth Through Culture: Insights from Chris Collins

In this episode of the CanadianSME Small Business Podcast, we dive into the world of employee-centric business culture with Chris Collins, Vice President & Managing Partner at PeopleToGo Inc. Chris has dramatically influenced the staffing industry with his commitment to fostering an environment that values its people first, propelling PeopleToGo to impressive growth and recognition, including being named a Top 100 Staffing Leader to Watch in 2024.

Quantum Innovation and Its Impact on SMEs: Insights from James Nguyen

In this CanadianSME Small Business Podcast episode, we explore the cutting-edge world of quantum technology with James Nguyen, Co-Founder and CEO of Quantropi. Recognized as one of Ottawa’s Top Forty Under 40, James has transformed Quantropi into a leader in quantum-secure communications, setting new standards for digital security.
He shares his journey from inception to innovation and how Quantropi is shaping the future of data security.

Empowering Entrepreneurs through Technology with Rebecca Kacaba

In this episode of the CanadianSME Small Business Podcast, we’re thrilled to have Rebecca Kacaba, CEO and Co-Founder of DealMaker. Rebecca’s journey from a top-tier lawyer to a trailblazing entrepreneur has culminated in the creation of DealMaker, a platform transforming capital raising into a process as simple as eCommerce. Recognized as one of North America’s most innovative legal minds, Rebecca’s insights will delve into the evolving world of online capital raising and the significant impact of community-driven financial strategies.

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