The Small Business Technology Show
By Ben Love & Ben Dampney
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The Small Business Technology Show is hosted by Ben Love and Ben Dampney (otherwise known as B1 and B2), two founders, entrepreneurs, business owners, IT guys, husbands and fathers, who obviously decided that they didn’t already have enough to do, so thought they’d start a podcast together. Each episode will be a casual chat about the latest from the worlds of technology and business, sprinkled with some guests, case studies, and anything else that might make good listening. If you’re a small business owner or entrepreneur interested in technology, then you’ll love this show.
||Clean032 - Gadgets to get you through Summer||1. UE Roll 2 Wireless and waterproof Bluetooth speakers for the outdoor adventurous type! Can be immersed in water up to 1m for up to 30 minutes. Attached it to your bike, bag or your board and take it with you everywhere you go. ...||1 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean031 - LinkedIn Tips and Tricks with Brendan Goleby||wo and a half years ago Brendan Goleby decided that LinkedIn was the vehicle he needed to get visibility in the Toowoomba region. He took it upon himself to start a Toowoomba based LinkedIn group which now has a membership of over 2000 people and 5000..||1 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean030 - Rising NBN Complaints, Rising Bots and Rising Payment Options||Rising NBN complaints An annual report by the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman shows that there has been a 147.8% increase in NBN complaints in the past year and as well as general complaints rising to the highest in 5 years at...||17 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean029 - This week in tech||We took a little time off and now we're back! The world of tech has changed a bit in the last 8 months and today we're talking about the big things happening this week. The exploding phone We need to talk about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. One of the..||19 10 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean028 - 15 Minute Morning Tech Update||Today we are experimenting with a shorter (15 minute) episode to update you with the latest happenings in the tech world. Let us know what you think or if there is anything you would like more information about. Telstra outage Earlier this week...||15 2 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean027 - Nailing a winning Web Marketing Strategy: An interview with Jon Hollenberg||In this episode, we discuss the importance of not only having a good quality functioning website, but the web marketing strategy to go along with it. We talk to Jon Hollenberg who owns an Australian web design business Five By Five and has just...||1 2 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean026 - Christmas Gadget Gift Guide for Geeks||(aka all the things I really want for Christmas but probably won't get so will buy for myself at the Boxing Day Sales)||12 12 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean025 - Business owners' guide to cyber security||Do you have a good grasp on Cyber Security and how it affects yours business? Do you leave that to someone else to worry about, such as a manager or your IT guy. This episode explains why you need to have a good understanding of cyber security and how..||5 11 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean024 - How to remotely access your network||Have you ever had to rush into your office on a day off to complete a document or task for a client? Would the ability to access your office network remotely have saved you a trip and your precious family time? Today's episode talks about how you can...||30 9 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean023 – Windows 10: Why you should think before upgrading||Windows 10 is Microsoft's latest operating system and it is certainly generating lots of buzz. With plenty of exciting new features and a new clean interface it is enticing. Join us as Ben and I discuss the benefits and pitfalls of upgrading and the...||3 9 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean022 - Lessons Learned migrating to Xero||Migrating to a new business system can be a complicated, risky and expensive process if not done properly. Join us for a walk through of Grassroots IT's real-life migration from Reckon Accounting (Quickbooks) to Xero and learn some simple techniques...||6 8 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean021 - Three big things that SharePoint IS NOT||Despite existing for many years now, Microsoft SharePoint continues to be a consistently misunderstood product by those who aren't already using it. Is SharePoint a website? Well, sort of. Is it a document management system. Well, sure, it does that....||21 6 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean020 - Free Tech Stuff for Nonprofits||Are you involved with a Nonprofit organisation in Australia? Did you know that some of the worlds largest tech companies such as Microsoft and Adobe donate many thousands of dollars worth of their products to organisations just like yours every...||7 6 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean019 - The importance of personal branding with Toby Jenkins||Do you ever look at mega successful entrepreneurs like Richard Branson and wonder how they do it? Personal branding is a big part of their success. Listen in as we chat with Toby Jenkins about what personal branding is, why it's important, and how to...||19 4 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean018 - Interview with Aimee Engelmann on Business Process Outsourcing and the power of Virtual Assistants (VA's)||Aimee Engelmann is the founder of Beepo, specialising in helping Australian companies build their remote teams in the Philippines. Listen in as we talk with Aimee about the high speed evolution of Beepo, and how a remote team can help you grow your...||5 4 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean017 - CRM Software - what it is and why you need it||Are you making the most of your sales and marketing opportunities? Can you track your successes and failures? A great CRM package can help you propel your sales process into another level. In this episode we discuss what a CRM package is and how to...||22 3 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean016 - Interview with Toby Jenkins on the power of Inbound Marketing||Interruption based marketing is so old fashioned these days. Now it's all about inbound, and content marketing. Join us for a chat with one of the leaders in the field, Toby Jenkins, as we ask what is inbound marketing, and how would we use it in...||26 2 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean015 - When employees bring their own devices to work (BYOD)||Whether you've conciously realised it or not, these days it's common place for employees to be bringing their own personal computing devices such as smartphones and tablets to work. But are they using these devices for work purposes? If so, what does...||17 2 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean014 - The Rise of Shadow IT||Technology ideas and solutions don't always come from your IT provider. In this episode we discuss how to take advantage of technology that enters your business from unconvential sources. Don't be afraid, listen now and embrace Shadow IT||1 2 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean013 - Tools We Use: HipChat & GoToAssist||We're all about real world actionable content here at TSBTS, so thought we might share a little insight on two of the tools that we use within our own businesses. HipChat and GoToAssist are integral to our daily operations to keep internal team...||18 1 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean012 - Case Study: Microsoft Office 365 Email Migration||Hosting your corporate email in ‘The Cloud’ is pretty common these days, but that certainly doesn’t mean that everyone’s doing it. In fact migrating email to the cloud, particularly to the Microsoft Office 365 Exchange Online...||4 1 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean011 - Xero Cloud Accounting with Jac Gallagher||Cloud based accounting software is all the rage at the moment, and for good reason, too. At a comparable price to the popular incumbent products such as MYOB and Reckon/Quickbooks, but with powerful new features and ease of use, products such as Xero...||14 12 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean010 - Realtime Content Sharing & Collaboration||Bingo! Yep we're overflowing with Boardroom Bingo words today, but fear not, there is actually some useful content here too! Ever wanted to eradicate all that email chatter, with document versions being emailed back and forth into a rapidly escalating..||7 12 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean009 - Viruses, Malware and other stuff to not talk about at parties||We all know the internet can be a big scary place, right? Viruses, malware, and all sorts of other nasty stuff that can infect our computers and make our lives miserable if we're not paying attention. But do you know the difference between a virus and..||1 12 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean008 - Disaster Recovery (aka coming back from the brink)||Death, taxes and an IT disaster. With some things it's not a matter of 'if', but 'when'. The important thing is that you're prepared, which is what your disaster recovery planning is all about. With options ranging from a simple manual backup to...||23 11 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean007 - Business Continuity Planning and Why Your Business Won't Survive Without It||Mention Business Continuity Planning at a party and everyone will go quiet and excuse themselves to get another drink. BCP is not sexy, we get it. The thing is though, your business needs SOME level of planning in place to ensure it will survive a...||16 11 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean006 - Laptops, Ultrabooks and the new Microsoft Surface Pro 3||Laptops, Ultrabooks, and all sorts of hybrid devices. When you need a portable computer, there are options available to suit pretty much any situation, but the problem can be understanding the difference, and deciding which is best for you. In this...||9 11 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean005 - Hybrid Cloud Networks and What It Actually Means||There's no doubting that "The Cloud" is a huge thing not only for IT, but for business in general. That doesn't mean though that everything belongs in the cloud. In fact, it's expected that the hybrid cloud approach to network design is going to be...||31 10 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean004 - So What's Your Baseline?||So what's your baseline? I know when I (BL) first asked that of Ben (BD) his response was a little bit like "I have no idea what you're talking about", and to be honest, I can't really blame him. This is a concept that I'm still exploring myself, but...||31 10 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean003 – VoIP + A Real Life Case Study||Voice over IP (VoIP to its mates) is the process of passing voice calls over data networks such as the internet, instead of over traditional telephone lines. This has the potential to bring cutting edge features, flexibility and cost savings, but...||31 10 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean002 – It’s All About Mobility||Mobility is where it’s at folks, and no we don’t mean Zimmer frames and wheelchairs. There are so many options out there now to unchain your business from your desk so you can get out and see your clients and partners without leaving your...||31 10 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean001 – The Future Looks Cloudy||Wow, episode one! Uno! Isa! Ein! However you say it, we’re pretty excited by it! Join us as we come to terms with how NOT to produce decent audio for a podcast, talk about the new iPhones, ruminate about the recent DropBox hack, and dwell on The...||31 10 2014||Free||View in iTunes|
Great mix of business and technology news and information, in a friendly easy-to-listen-to format.
Easy to Understand Technology Tips for Small Business Owners
Thanks to Ben and Ben for their thoughtful insights to technology topics that are relevant to small business owners. They provide food for thought and solutions to common problems. Highly recommended.
Interesting and easy to listen to.
I’ve loved listening to these guys talk about topics that really are relevant to my small business. Highly recommended.