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Pros & Conversations

Entrepreneurship

Pros and Conversations explores what it takes to be successful, whether you’re from the world of business, science or the arts. But more than a series of inspiring conversations, guests share real-world tips and insights, providing listeners with the tools they need to achieve their entrepreneurial goals. Host Peter Reynolds and co-host Damon Adachi, pull back the curtain to discover the story behind the success, the person behind the professional. The answers are often surprising and always entertaining.

Location:

Canada

Description:

Pros and Conversations explores what it takes to be successful, whether you’re from the world of business, science or the arts. But more than a series of inspiring conversations, guests share real-world tips and insights, providing listeners with the tools they need to achieve their entrepreneurial goals. Host Peter Reynolds and co-host Damon Adachi, pull back the curtain to discover the story behind the success, the person behind the professional. The answers are often surprising and always entertaining.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 20: Secrets of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Part 2

11/13/2023
In Part 2 of a special, 2-part episode, hosts Peter Reynolds & Damon Adachi continue demystifying Search Engine Optimization (SEO) with travel blogger and SEO specialist Nina Clapperton www.SheKnowsSEO.co How can businesses use keywords to optimize their website effectively? Guest Nina Clapperton highlights the importance of having a blog associated with your profession to generate more keywords that Google can recognize and to showcase your qualifications and expertise. Nina then walks listeners step-by-step through her process of monetizing her blog with affiliate marketing, identifying keywords and the power of Question-Based Keywords, which targets the questions asked of Google by consumers - a particularly effective strategy in the growing world of home devices that rely on voice search (Google Home, Amazon Echo, etc). If you missed Part 1, you can find it here! https://www.buzzsprout.com/1985155/13940883 Support the showThank you for listening! You can support and help us create great content for entrepreneurs and small business owners by clicking here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1985155/support Subscribe on your favourite podcast app and don’t miss an episode! We’re also on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@prosandconversations?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fortherecordproductions/ Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fortherecordproductions/

Duration:00:35:49

Episode 19: Secrets of Search Engine Optimizaion (SEO) Part 1

11/9/2023
In Part 1 of a special, 2-part episode, hosts Peter Reynolds & Damon Adachi explore the world of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) with travel blogger and SEO specialist Nina Clapperton, discussing the importance of SEO in building a strong online presence and attracting customers. Nina shares her journey of turning her travel blog into a successful business, highlighting the strategies she used to achieve a $30,000 a month in income. Part 1 emphasizes the need to consider the consumer and user experience when creating online content and provides valuable insights into effective SEO strategies. Nina Clapperton https://sheknowsseo.co/ https://ninaoutandabout.ca/ Support the showThank you for listening! You can support and help us create great content for entrepreneurs and small business owners by clicking here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1985155/support Subscribe on your favourite podcast app and don’t miss an episode! We’re also on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@prosandconversations?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fortherecordproductions/ Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fortherecordproductions/

Duration:00:30:06

Episode 18: Adding Structure to a Creative Business. PART TWO: Breaking Down the 15 Step Process

6/5/2023
In Part Two of "How to Bring Structure to a Creative Business," Peter Reynolds welcomes back Jo-anne Kupiak, a designer and owner of Design Excellence, and Damon Adachi, a marketing expert from Sevenfold Marketing. The guests discuss the challenges of creating structure in a creative business, which is often subjective and influenced by feelings and opinions. They stress the importance of having structure to ensure the longevity of the business. The episode provides valuable insights into how creative businesses can establish a strong foundation while maintaining their creative integrity. If you missed Part One, Listen Here: https://prosandconversations.buzzsprout.com/1985155/11651506-episode-14-adding-structure-to-a-creative-business Support the showThank you for listening! You can support and help us create great content for entrepreneurs and small business owners by clicking here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1985155/support Subscribe on your favourite podcast app and don’t miss an episode! We’re also on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@prosandconversations?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fortherecordproductions/ Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fortherecordproductions/

Duration:00:29:47

Episode 17: Succession Planning: A Non-Violent "How-to"

3/28/2023
Looking for a succession strategy that doesn't include backstabbing and betrayal? Join hosts Peter Reynolds, Damon Adachi and a panel of experts, as they share insights, tips, and real-life examples to help you create a roadmap for your own succession plan. They'll explore the challenges faced by solopreneurs, first, second, and third-generation business owners, and offer practical advice for ensuring your business is successful now and in the future. No stabbing required. Support the showThank you for listening! You can support and help us create great content for entrepreneurs and small business owners by clicking here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1985155/support Subscribe on your favourite podcast app and don’t miss an episode! We’re also on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@prosandconversations?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fortherecordproductions/ Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fortherecordproductions/

Duration:00:38:32

Season 2 Trailer

3/14/2023
Host Peter G. Reynolds and Damon Adachi celebrate the success of Season 1 of Pros & Conversation and give a sneak peek into what's in store for Season 2, including in-depth discussions with experts on AI, small business investing, mentoring, digital marketing, succession planning and much, much more. Support the showThank you for listening! You can support and help us create great content for entrepreneurs and small business owners by clicking here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1985155/support Subscribe on your favourite podcast app and don’t miss an episode! We’re also on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@prosandconversations?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fortherecordproductions/ Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fortherecordproductions/

Duration:00:02:07

Episode 16: How to Market & Sell Your Children's Book

1/18/2023
With over 100,000 picture books sold, Laurie Wright knows a thing or two about being a children's author. Join hosts Peter G. Reynolds and Damon Adachi as they discuss the challenges of self-publishing, marketing, and sales and how writing was only the first step in Laurie's story of success. Support the showThank you for listening! You can support and help us create great content for entrepreneurs and small business owners by clicking here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1985155/support Subscribe on your favourite podcast app and don’t miss an episode! We’re also on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@prosandconversations?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fortherecordproductions/ Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fortherecordproductions/

Duration:00:32:48

Episode 15 - Understanding Your Marketing Budget

11/30/2022
Marketing is an important part of any business. It’s critical to building awareness of your brand. But deciding how much to spend on marketing can be a real challenge. Host Peter Reynolds and marketing consultant Damon Adachi unpack this complex topic. Support the showThank you for listening! You can support and help us create great content for entrepreneurs and small business owners by clicking here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1985155/support Subscribe on your favourite podcast app and don’t miss an episode! We’re also on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@prosandconversations?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fortherecordproductions/ Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fortherecordproductions/

Duration:00:25:53

Episode 14: Adding Structure to a Creative Business. PART ONE.

11/7/2022
From accounting to marketing, working "on" our businesses is often less fun than working "in" our businesses. But if we let things slide, we soon won't have businesses at all. Interior designer Jo-Anne Kupiec provides tips and tricks for adding structure to your business without stifling creativity. Support the showThank you for listening! You can support and help us create great content for entrepreneurs and small business owners by clicking here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1985155/support Subscribe on your favourite podcast app and don’t miss an episode! We’re also on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@prosandconversations?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fortherecordproductions/ Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fortherecordproductions/

Duration:00:19:26

Episode 13: A Video is Worth a Million Words

10/12/2022
Video can be an incredibly effective tool in marketing, but only if used correctly. Join video producer Kevin Luis and hosts Peter Reynolds & Damon Adachi as they discuss how to create a successful video for your business and strategies for making your video production business successful. Support the showThank you for listening! You can support and help us create great content for entrepreneurs and small business owners by clicking here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1985155/support Subscribe on your favourite podcast app and don’t miss an episode! We’re also on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@prosandconversations?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fortherecordproductions/ Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fortherecordproductions/

Duration:00:56:51

Episode 12: The Business of Show Business

9/21/2022
Being successful in the arts takes more than just talent, it takes real business savvy. Join Peter Reynolds & Damon Adach as they speak with actors Geri Hall and Gary Pearson, stars of the hit theatrical sketch comedy MIDDLE RAGED, about the overlooked business skills needed to make it as a performer, and the performance skills that can help every entrepreneur. Support the showThank you for listening! You can support and help us create great content for entrepreneurs and small business owners by clicking here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1985155/support Subscribe on your favourite podcast app and don’t miss an episode! We’re also on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@prosandconversations?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fortherecordproductions/ Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fortherecordproductions/

Duration:00:39:55

Episode 11: Crazy like an Entrepreneur - A Conversation about Mental Health

9/8/2022
Counsellor & Trauma Specialist Shannon Moyer talks with hosts Peter Reynolds & Damon Adachi about the mental health challenges facing entrepreneurs today and the strategies to help overcome them. Support the showThank you for listening! You can support and help us create great content for entrepreneurs and small business owners by clicking here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1985155/support Subscribe on your favourite podcast app and don’t miss an episode! We’re also on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@prosandconversations?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fortherecordproductions/ Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fortherecordproductions/

Duration:00:49:48

Episode 10: Retire or Rewire?

8/16/2022
For some, retirement is about relaxing on a beach, for others, it's an opportunity to reinvent themselves and explore new business ventures. Radio news anchor and award-winning communications executive Steve Kee talks about his life after retirement, starting a new business, and the rewards of working because you want to, rather than because you have to. Support the showThank you for listening! You can support and help us create great content for entrepreneurs and small business owners by clicking here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1985155/support Subscribe on your favourite podcast app and don’t miss an episode! We’re also on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@prosandconversations?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fortherecordproductions/ Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fortherecordproductions/

Duration:00:31:46

Episode 9: It’s Never Too Late - A Dragon’s Den Success Story

8/3/2022
Global entrepreneur Claudia Harvey talks about the difficult decision to leave the corporate world to pursue her dream and how an appearance on CBC’s Dragon’s Den changed her life. Support the showThank you for listening! You can support and help us create great content for entrepreneurs and small business owners by clicking here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1985155/support Subscribe on your favourite podcast app and don’t miss an episode! We’re also on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@prosandconversations?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fortherecordproductions/ Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fortherecordproductions/

Duration:00:50:11

Episode 8: Renovate or Relocate? The Entrepreneurs’ Dilemma

7/20/2022
Should you build or buy that perfect home office? With so many entrepreneurs now working from home, the question of whether to move or renovate has become more important than ever. Join Host Peter G. Reynolds and Damon Adachi as they debate both options with Realtor Grant Gilmore & Interior Designer Jo-Anne Kupiec. Support the showThank you for listening! You can support and help us create great content for entrepreneurs and small business owners by clicking here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1985155/support Subscribe on your favourite podcast app and don’t miss an episode! We’re also on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@prosandconversations?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fortherecordproductions/ Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fortherecordproductions/

Duration:00:17:52

Episode 7: Creating & Managing Your Personal Brand

7/6/2022
Political strategist, commentator and author Tasha Kheiriddin discusses the best approach to creating and managing an effective personal brand, and how to avoid any pitfalls along the way. Support the showThank you for listening! You can support and help us create great content for entrepreneurs and small business owners by clicking here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1985155/support Subscribe on your favourite podcast app and don’t miss an episode! We’re also on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@prosandconversations?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fortherecordproductions/ Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fortherecordproductions/

Duration:00:38:33

Episode 6: Women Entrepreneurs - Defining success

6/22/2022
Host Peter Reynolds & Damon Adachi speak with Jennifer Kendall, CFO of Discovernet and Owner of Acuity Path about the unique challenges facing women Entrepreneurs and how to “create a business you love, while living a life you love”. Support the showThank you for listening! You can support and help us create great content for entrepreneurs and small business owners by clicking here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1985155/support Subscribe on your favourite podcast app and don’t miss an episode! We’re also on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@prosandconversations?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fortherecordproductions/ Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fortherecordproductions/

Duration:00:32:34

Episode 5: Make a Customer, Not a Sale.

6/8/2022
Peter Reynolds & Damon Adachi speak with Financial Planner Tim Keeler and Skyline Executive Sandra Kennedy about sales and the value of building strong customer relationships. Support the showThank you for listening! You can support and help us create great content for entrepreneurs and small business owners by clicking here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1985155/support Subscribe on your favourite podcast app and don’t miss an episode! We’re also on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@prosandconversations?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fortherecordproductions/ Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fortherecordproductions/

Duration:00:37:59

Episode 4: The Motherhood Penalty: Challenges Facing Mother’s with Demanding Careers

5/25/2022
Host Peter G. Reynolds and Damon Adachi speak with Kinia Romanowska, CEO and Founder of Pros & Babes and the MoMBA, about the challenges faced by mothers with demanding careers and how they can turn the “motherhood penalty” into their greatest strength. Support the showThank you for listening! You can support and help us create great content for entrepreneurs and small business owners by clicking here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1985155/support Subscribe on your favourite podcast app and don’t miss an episode! We’re also on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@prosandconversations?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fortherecordproductions/ Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fortherecordproductions/

Duration:00:34:19

Episode 3: Understanding Automation & Security for Small Business.

5/11/2022
When starting a small business, technology is more than just deciding what laptops you’re going to buy. Technology impacts every aspect of your business, for productivity and accounting software, to marketing, automation and cyber-security. Host Peter Reynolds and Damon Adachi speak with Shawn Huelin, CEO of Discovernet, one of the 50 best managed IT companies in Canada, about this complex topic and offer some insights of where business owners should focus their attention and budget. Support the showThank you for listening! You can support and help us create great content for entrepreneurs and small business owners by clicking here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1985155/support Subscribe on your favourite podcast app and don’t miss an episode! We’re also on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@prosandconversations?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fortherecordproductions/ Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fortherecordproductions/

Duration:00:35:27

Episode 2: Your Image is Worth a Thousand Words: Branding vs. Marketing

5/11/2022
Marketing & Branding are critical to the success of any business, but how do they differ? Is one more important than the other? Host Peter Reynolds and marketing consultant Damon Adachi discuss the principals of marketing and what small business owners should consider when developing their marketing and brand strategy. Support the showThank you for listening! You can support and help us create great content for entrepreneurs and small business owners by clicking here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1985155/support Subscribe on your favourite podcast app and don’t miss an episode! We’re also on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@prosandconversations?sub_confirmation=1 Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fortherecordproductions/ Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fortherecordproductions/

Duration:00:37:40