The SmallBizChat Podcast has been going strong for over three years! And as it is my annual tradition, today I will share the 10 best SmallBizChat Podcast episodes of 2022. But first, a little about how I got started…
It was October 2019 when I first announced that I would be starting a podcast. Over the years, I lost count of how many people asked if I had a podcast, so in 2019, I decided to give it a try. I planned to interview small business owners and experts and release some solo episodes. I didn’t know what to expect, but I was eager to dive in.
Three years later, I can’t believe how successful this project has been. I’ve heard from small business owners all over the country about how the show has helped them. And to be honest, it has enriched my life too. 2022 was jam-packed with incredible guests generously sharing their wisdom and advice to help small business owners. So today, I want to reflect on the best SmallBizChat Podcast episodes from 2022. Let’s take a look at that list!
10 Best SmallBizChat Podcast Episodes of 2022
To get this list of the best SmallBizChat Podcast episodes, I turned to the data to see which shows were most watched by the community. The theme of this year’s list is online marketing and sales. Episodes about Amazon, content marketing, LinkedIn, TikTok, video, and internet marketing all made it to the list! Check it out below and catch up on any of the SmallBizChat Podcast episodes you missed!
1. How to Be Successful on Amazon with Alfred Mai
Alfred Mai is the Founder and CEO of ASM Games, a card game company in San Francisco that aims to make tabletop games that build connections and bring people together. In this episode, he shares his journey and why he started selling on Amazon instead of his own site. He gives tips on driving traffic to your pages (without ads!) and best practices for creating your Amazon listings.
2. Effective Content Marketing Strategies with Carolyn Crummey
Carolyn Crummey is a small business advisor and digital marketing expert with over three decades of experience starting, managing, and running a successful business. In this episode, she explains why small business owners need to focus on content marketing and insight into choosing the best channels and methods for your business.
3. Leveraging LinkedIn for Corporate Contacts with Liz J. Simpson
Liz J. Simpson is a speaker, consultant, and founder of Stimulyst, an authority in thought leadership providing corporate training and private workshops to companies that want to increase visibility and win more business in the digital age. In this episode, she shares her expertise on leveraging LinkedIn as a sales tool, including optimizing your profile and getting in front of buyers.
4. Demystifying TikTok
This is one of my solo SmallBizChat Podcast episodes – just me talking directly to the small business community. You may know that I’ve had a lot of success on TikTok, a platform that small business owners have many questions about. Should you use it in your business? How can you leverage this platform to attract leads? In this episode, I demystify TikTok and answer all your burning questions.
5. Grow Your Solo Business with Ramon Ray
Ramon Ray is an entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and best-selling author. He is the Founder of Smart Hustle Media, an organization that inspires and educates small business owners. In this episode, he discusses his new book, Grow Your Solo, explains why being a solopreneur is becoming so popular, and shares the steps you can take to make your solo business a million-dollar company.
6. Managing the Stress of Building a Business with Michelle Rosenthal
Michelle Rosenthal is a keynote speaker, author, mental health advocate, Trauma/PTSD Recovery Specialist, and Program Designer at My Trauma Coach. In this episode, she explores the pressures of running a business, how chronic stress can affect your mind and body, and how mindfulness, self-care, and disconnecting can help.
7. Using Video to Build Relationships for Your Business with Julie Hansen
Julie Hansen is a virtual keynote speaker, actor, and sales presentation expert. She is also the author of several sales books, including her latest title, Look Me In The Eye: Using Video to Build Relationships with Customers, Partners, and Teams. In this episode, she discusses why video content is essential to your marketing strategy and shares tips on making videos, gaining confidence in front of the camera, and improving your video presence.
8. Giving Back as a Business with Angel Johnson
Angel Johnson is the CEO and Founder of ICONI, a motivational activewear brand for men and women. In this episode, she shares the story of her ICONI leggings company (including what inspired her to start the company and the challenges she’s faced) and why she decided to give back from the beginning of her business.
9. Mastering Marketing and Sales with Darren Moffatt
Darren Moffatt is the founder and Chief Nerd at Nerdsofbusiness.com and the Host of The Nerds of Business Podcast. In this episode, he shares his marketing, sales, and lead generation expertise. He offers insight on several topics, including making a good pitch, the most important step in creating a sales funnel, and how to gain an edge in the consideration stage.
10. How to Boost Sales with Internet Marketing with Paul Getter
Paul Getter, The Internet Marketing Nerd, was broke in 2009, struggling and delivering phone books out of the back of his car. After teaching himself about the power of internet marketing, he created The Internet Marketing Nerd and quickly became one of the most sought-after marketing experts in the world. In this episode, he breaks down the selling secrets of building a business online, including tips and tricks for getting started with ads, standing out from competitors, and engaging with your audience.
Your Favorite SmallBizChat Podcast Episodes?
There you have it, my list of the 10 best SmallBizChat Podcast episodes based on your views/listens. Do you have a favorite episode that isn’t on the list? Please give it a shout-out in the comments below! And stay tuned for more SmallBizChat Podcast episodes in 2023 – it’s going to be a great year!