Rebecca Brittain of Just B Social and Chris Barnard from FeedbackFans.com get together on the first episode of Bear Business to have a frank discussion on their different journeys to becoming business owners, and how you can approach some of the challenges you will face around guilt in those first few days, mental health, time and client management. There's also some hot takes on what's trendy in Marketing at the minute. Strap those headphones on and join us. Your future is here.
I don’t have the strongest memory, but those moments I do recollect have undoubtedly had a profound impact on my own values, and contribute to the makeup of my professional self. I vividly remember an interruption to a Year 5 class (ages 9-10 for the none UK folk) where the teacher scolded an unruly child with the phrase ‘If you don’t have anything nice to say…then don’t say anything at all’. Whilst it is not a phrase I can ever recall parroting to others, recently I have wondered if such a succinct but forgotten expression could be a better basis for communicating online than any others I have heard in my travels. Etiquette, or the ‘Art of being polite’ is something I have always admired in other professionals. On reflection, I consider most, if not all my best friends and favourite business contacts to be consummately polite. I doubt [...]