As an organization that supports Canadian businesses of all sizes, we're taking a deep dive to explore what matters to small businesses.

Go beyond the barcode and listen in as small business owners and other industry leaders share stories, insights and expertise on a broad spectrum of topics. Discussions on getting the basics right, growing your small business across various channels and working with multiple trading partners are just the beginning!

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Meet the Host

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Teddy Wilson

Teddy Wilson is a documentary, factual, and entertainment television host, producer and writer. He is a three-time Canadian Screen Award nominee and a Gemini Award winner. As host of Discovery Canada's hit series Mighty Trains, he has travelled the world to highlight the people, engineering and technology behind the most incredible rail journeys on earth. For 10 seasons, Teddy also hosted Canada's national daily genre entertainment talk-show, InnerSpace.


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April 03, 2023 25:10

Getting the Basics Right

In this inaugural episode, we talk about the basics of being a GS1 Canada small business subscriber. Learn how global standards relate to barcodes and supply chains and why it's important to work with a Trusted Strategic Partner. The discussion covers how a small business can plan for future success with a strong starting position. Gain insights and information from people with lived experience from industry knowledge to post-pandemic growth and resilience.

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Meet the Guests

Christian Horner Owner
Fire in the Kitchen Spice Co

Miki Velemirovich Entrepreneurial Leader

April 18, 2023 36:32

Bringing Your Products to Market

In this episode, we dive into the product listing process and the importance of knowing and meeting trading partner requirements. A discussion on how to grow small business leads to understanding possible sales channels. Learn about getting ready to trade, funding opportunities and the potential challenges faced by small business owners. The common theme is understanding why GS1 Global Standards are supported by industry.

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Noora Sharrab Co-Founder & CEO
Sitti Social Enterprise

Gary Macdonald Executive Leader, Ontario
Whole Foods

May 02, 2023 36:32

Growing Your Business

In this episode, we talk about next steps for a small business with a focus on ecommerce for increased sales exposure. Topics covered include digital commerce, online sales and the importance of online brand representation. Explore these important aspects of doing business today through insights and real-world examples provided by the featured guests.

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Meet the Guests

Matt Dean Pettit Co-Founder
PowerPlant Superfoods

Sierra Johnston Director of Merchandising
Health & Beauty

Learn more about our small business podcast guests, their amazing stories and how they are working with GS1 Canada to successfully launch and grow their business. Learn more

Eileen Mac Donald I'm Eileen Mac Donald, CEO and President, GS1 Canada. We've been listening to small businesses across the country and introducing new initiatives designed to meet your needs.

We've created the Barcodes & Beyond Podcast to share real-life experiences from small business owners, and business insights from industry leaders. It's all part of sharing what we've learned from our small business subscribers, while listening to their needs so others can also find success.

As a neutral, industry-driven, not for profit association, we support businesses of all sizes.

The views, information, or opinions expressed during the GS1 Canada Barcodes & Beyond podcast series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of GS1 Canada, its employees or subscribers. The podcast series is provided by GS1 Canada and does not constitute or imply an endorsement, recommendation, or favouring by GS1 Canada of any of the identified companies, products, or services. GS1 Canada does not warrant or guarantee any of the products or services identified here, nor does it assume any legal liability or responsibility with respect to them.