Episode 51: Ask Me Why - Season 3, Episode 17

March 28, 2018

Do you know your WHY? It’s the reason you do what you do and why people buy it. Jenn and Chris believe so strongly in the power of defining your business’s purpose, that they’re even sharing their own personal WHYs with you.

Finding your WHY can and will change your business for the better. Let Jenn and Chris tell you how! If you need help getting started, Jenn recommends an amazing purpose mapping exercise. Visit https://purposemapping.com/backstage-pass/ and give it a go!

As always, if you have topic suggestions for future episodes, leave us a note on Facebook. Why not give us a rating on iTunes if this episode inspired you to find your WHY? Thanks for listening!

 

Topics

- Kitestring’s WHY (1:37)

- Purpose Mapping (4:02)

- Seeing Client’s Truth (7:57)

- Gary Vee’s Advice (11:14)

- Finding Your Why (12:13)

 

Links

mybetterbusinesshalf.com/

facebook.com/kitestring

@KITESTRING

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Episode 50: Baby Got Back - Season 3, Episode 16

March 21, 2018

As a small business, you can’t always write a big cheque to your favourite charity. Luckily, there are still plenty of ways to support the causes you care about without breaking the bank. Listen as Jenn and Chris break down the ways a small business can give back to their community. They also talk about launching Kitestring’s 10 Hearts Program as a way to commemorate ten years in business and support the community initiatives that their staff members are passionate about. We hope this episode inspires you to find small ways to give back in a BIG way! If you have topic suggestions for future episodes, leave us a note on Facebook and don’t forget to rate the podcast on iTunes.

 

Topics

- The 10 Hearts Program (1:30)

- Buy Local (5:03)

- Share Skills (6:16)

- Sponsor a Team (7:44)

- Sponsor an Event (10:50)

- Charity Drive (13:31)

- Other Ways to Give Back (15:11)

 

Links

mybetterbusinesshalf.com/

facebook.com/kitestring

@KITESTRING

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Episode 49: Oops! I Did It Again - Season 3, Episode 15

March 14, 2018

Gaffes, goofs, mishaps, and blunders – this episode is chock-full of them! Our hosts are opening up about their most embarrassing business moments. Ever send an email or text to the wrong person? Or forget someone’s name? Or done your “laundry” in a public bathroom? Yup. Chris and Jenn can relate.

Don’t forget to rate the podcast on iTunes. Come on, our hosts definitely deserve 5 stars for sharing their most awkward moments with you!

 

Topics

- Married? (0:51)

- Cold med mishaps (1:54)

- Bathroom accident (4:57)

- Bad with names (8:18)

- Live TV blunder (10:48)

- Email mistakes (12:46)

- “House of farts” (14:39)

- Motel story (17:20)

 

Links

mybetterbusinesshalf.com/

facebook.com/kitestring

@KITESTRING

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Episode 48: Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? - Season 3, Episode 14

March 7, 2018

Chris and Jenn are on the hunt for the top small business trends for 2018. Gen Z and micro influencers are the talk of the town! Cheques are out and electronic payments are in! Artificial intelligence isn’t just for science fiction movies anymore! Our hosts also share their feelings on the recent surge in online videos and make a case for “Saturday Morning Selves.”

Whether you’re a trendsetter or a trend follower, you’ll want to take a listen to this week’s episode!

If you have topic suggestions for future episodes, leave us a note on Facebook and don’t forget to rate the podcast on iTunes.

  

Topics

- Target Gen Z (1:18)

- Micro Influencers (9:35)

- Cashless Payments (13:57)

- AI (17:57)

- Video and Other Trends (20:58)

 

Links

mybetterbusinesshalf.com/

facebook.com/kitestring

@KITESTRING

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Episode 47: The Bitch is Back (Part 3) - Season 3, Episode 13

February 15, 2018

Jenn is out sick this week so Chris has invited a special guest to play the role of his better business half – Brandon St. Amand! You’ve heard Kitestring’s third partner as a guest on the podcast before, but now he’s jumping into the co-host spot for another round of rapid-fire questions. 

What does it mean to have a small town work ethic? What were Chris and Brandon’s first impressions of each other? And are daily donuts really Brandon’s least favourite part of working at Kitestring? Brandon tells all in this week’s episode!

If you have topic suggestions for future episodes, leave us a note on Facebook and don’t forget to rate the podcast on iTunes.

  

Topics

- Favourite food? (1:24)

- If he wasn’t at Kitestring, what would he do? (2:30)

- Frustrating things about Chris and Jenn? (4:23)

- Favourite and least favourite things about his job? (5:50)

- Project he’s most proud of? (6:24)

- Favourite music genre? (7:35)

- Parenthood, family, growing up (8:40)

- What does he do on his commute? (12:43)

- First impression of Chris? (13:35)

- How would he spend lottery winnings? (15:29)

- Technology he couldn’t live without? (17:30)

- Biggest lesson over the last year? (20:47)

- At the end of his life, what does he look back on? (22:06)

 

Links

mybetterbusinesshalf.com/

facebook.com/kitestring

@KITESTRING

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Episode 46: It Takes Two - Season 3, Episode 12

February 7, 2018

When Jenn read Rocket Fuel by Gino Wickman and Mark C. Winters, she couldn’t wait to recommend it to Chris. The book is about the relationship between visionaries and integrators – a framework that fits our two hosts perfectly.

It’s a relationship that requires an intimate knowledge of how each person works and what the other is trying to say (even when you’re only communicating through GIFs). Learn what Jenn says is the “gift” of her partnership with Chris and why a business should have both a visionary and integrator.

If you have topic suggestions for future episodes, leave us a note on Facebook and don’t forget to rate the podcast on iTunes.

 

Topics

- About Rocket Fuel (2:04)

- Visionary & Integrator (6:18)

- Communication (10:11)

- Responsibility of role (14:30)

- Can you find them? (17:22)

 

Links

mybetterbusinesshalf.com/

facebook.com/kitestring

@KITESTRING

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Episode 45: The Bitch is Back (Part 2) - Season 3, Episode 11

January 31, 2018

“The Bitch is Back”…is back! Chris is up for Round 2 and it’s Jenn’s turn to ask the questions. What are Chris’s biggest motivations? What bothers him most about being a business owner? Which celebrity would he choose as a mentor?

And because Jenn loves Chris’s epic childhood stories (she says they’re her best party trick), she wants to know whether he would go back in time to change any of them. Like Chris says, this episode is a lot like therapy. So tune in and enjoy being a fly on the wall!

If you have topic suggestions for future episodes, leave us a note on Facebook and don’t forget to rate the podcast on iTunes.

  

Topics

- Motivations? (1:07)

- Most looking forward to in marriage? (2:36)

- Marriage fears? (4:33)

- Business owner bothers? (6:00)

- Why is his resolution to be a better leader? (7:52)

- Which childhood memory would he change? (11:20)

- Celebrity mentor? (13:40)

- What is the one thing about Jenn that frustrates Chris the most? (17:15)

- At the end of his life, what does she look back on? (20:00)

  

Links

mybetterbusinesshalf.com/

facebook.com/kitestring

@KITESTRING

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Episode 44: The Bitch is Back (Part 1) - Season 3, Episode 10

January 24, 2018

Time for the lightning round! In this two-part podcast event, Jenn and Chris are taking turns asking each other a series of rapid-fire questions.

Jenn’s up first in Part 1. What is she most proud of? What’s her biggest fear? What’s the one thing about Chris that frustrates her the most?

Stay tuned until the end for a final question and answer that left both of our hosts feeling a little misty-eyed. Hey, we told you this season was going to be all about feelings! Don’t miss next week’s episode when it’s Chris’s turn in the hot seat.

If you have topic suggestions for future episodes, leave us a note on Facebook and don’t forget to rate the podcast on iTunes.

 

Topics

- What is Jenn most proud of? (1:40)

- Biggest regret? (3:21)

- If she wasn’t a business owner, what would she do? (4:34)

- Favourite colour? (5:18)

- What would she do if she won the lottery? (5:37)

- Biggest fear? (7:16)

- What is the one thing about Chris that frustrates Jenn the most? (8:44)

- How would she change the business? (11:23)

- At the end of her life, what does she look back on? (12:36)

 

Links

mybetterbusinesshalf.com/

facebook.com/kitestring

@KITESTRING

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Episode 43: We Don’t Need Another Hero - Season 3, Episode 9

January 17, 2018

A great mentor can change your life, but as Jenn and Chris have learned, not all mentors are created equal. When you’ve been stung by a lousy mentor or coach, it can be hard to trust someone new. However, the benefit of having a supportive mentor makes the search for finding the perfect person worthwhile. Our hosts tell you what you need to know before you make the investment.

Wondering what makes a good mentor? Or how a mentor is different than a coach? Don’t sweat it. Jenn and Chris have got your back.

Know someone in search of a mentor? Share this episode with them!

If you have topic suggestions for future episodes, leave us a note on Facebook and don’t forget to rate the podcast on iTunes.

 

Topics

- Being the mentee (2:01)

- Jenn as a mentor (6:58)

- Coaches (9:50)

- Finding the right person (14:45)

- Advice (20:50)

 

 Links

mybetterbusinesshalf.com/

facebook.com/kitestring

@KITESTRING

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Episode 42: What’s Up - Season 3, Episode 8

January 10, 2018

Is your employee in a rut? Is work no longer feeding their soul like it used to? What can you do as a small business owner? Jenn and Chris say it’s time to ask your team member a simple question: “What’s Up?”

These conversations of “right person, wrong seat,” are never easy (especially when your employees are like family), but that’s why fostering a culture of honesty and truthfulness can make difficult discussions a whole lot easier. Jenn and Chris talk about that and the huge responsibility of being a “mood shifter” in this week’s episode.

Know someone who might enjoy this episode? Share it!

If you have topic suggestions for future episodes, leave us a note on Facebook and don’t forget to rate the podcast on iTunes.

 

Topics

- “Right person, right seat” (0:58)

- Culture of truthfulness (6:20)

- “Mood shifters” (12:05)

- Takeaways (18:35)

 

Links

mybetterbusinesshalf.com/

facebook.com/kitestring

@KITESTRING

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