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When is it he right time to quit? YBKBS Small Business News for smart business owners

When Is It Time to Quit?

“Don’t quit” is popular advice for anyone who is trying to start or grow a business (or, frankly, achieve any other goal.) And I think it’s good advice… up to a point. Giving up too quickly or not persevering through difficulties is pretty much a guarantee of failure. Setbacks are a part of life, and certainly a part of business.  But when is there a right time to quit?

Is #GIRLBOSS Culture doing more harm than good? Is it 'sexist'? article and feature for YBKBS Small business News for Smart Business Owners www.ybkbs.online

Is #GirlBoss Culture Doing More Harm Than Good?

Monikers like “girlboss” and “boss babe” have been used to describe women in business for some time. Aside from the unfortunate associations with shady business models like pyramid schemes, these well-intentioned attempts at fighting sexism have always seemed… well, kind of sexist…

Small Business owners mental health has been badly effected by Lockdowns but Kenny Mammarella-D’Cruz has been there for them ybkbs small business news for smart business owners

365 Days and 1000’s of Men No Longer On The Edge

For many men the thought of talking about their issues and mental health fills many with a sense of dread. (There’s one writing this.) But thanks to Kenny Mammarella-D’Cruz, there are thousands more that have had the space and time to talk of their issues over the last twelve months. And what a twelve months it’s been. 

loneliness in business by Marc Ford MBA ybkbs magazine

Loneliness For Business Owners – a Silent Killer?

Being self employed and running your own business can be one pf the greatest thing you can do for yourself and your family in your life. It can open so many doors, so many opportunities and lead to a legacy that your friends, family and customers will benefit for years to come. But it’s also one of the loneliest places on earth too…it could be one of the deadliest things we don’t talk about.

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What is this 'culture' thing anyway? And what does it mean for small businesses? ybkbs small b business news and features
   

What is This “Culture” Thing, Anyway? (And What Does it Mean for Small Businesses?)

Chances are, if you follow business news at all (and we assume you do if you’re reading this platform!) you will have heard a lot about Brewdog in the last couple of weeks. 

Without rehashing the whole situation, here’s an executive summary: dozens of former employees signed an open letter accusing the craft beer firm and its co-founder James Watt of fostering a “culture of fear.” Ex-staff members claim they were bullied, treated like objects, and that the company’s culture was “toxic.” You can read more in this excellent piece by Kalyeena Makortoff and Rob Davies for The Guardian.  But following this sage got me thinking: what is this “culture” thing we hear so much about, why does it matter, and how does it pertain to small business owners? 

Lewis D Chaney Talks about saying LESS but being heard MORE YBKBS Small Business News Platform for smart business owners
  

Get To The Damn Point! How to Say Less and Be Heard More

It’s business and self employed 1:01. You’ve said it about them; they’ve said it about you. Well, maybe we just said it to ourselves, murmuring slightly with an un-noticed eye roll, or have at least thought, “Just get to the damn point already!”

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eKitchenette: Serving the Food Industry in the COVID Era and Beyond

In challenging times, innovative solutions are called for. And for three local entrepreneurs from Leicester, the pandemic inspired them to come up with a creative way to support local restaurants and food businesses. 

Thomas Edde, Ali Datoo, and George Martin founded eKitchenette, an app that combines influencer marketing and online ordering to build a trusted community of food business owners, influencers, and consumers. I met Thomas via Zoom this week to learn more about the business and the team’s journey so far.

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Small Business to Create 1.2 Million UK Jobs in 2021/2022 YBKBS Small Business News fro Smart Business Owners
  

Small Business to Create Over 1.2m UK Jobs

With optimism coming from the vaccine rollout programme, UK SMEs expect to be hiring 1.2m staff over the next year.

Renewed optimism is the driving force behind these hiring plans, with an added desire for SMEs to grow their workforce diversity and prioritise employee wellbeing.

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From Bond Street to High Street to Your Street, How CoVid Changed Fashion for Everyone

Some say everything needs to be online. And they have led you to believe that everything is now actually online and you won’t succeed unless it is. Yet, as we look across the business landscape at how customers and clients are coming back to businesses, there is still a very healthy demand for face to face contact and relationship building. So the sensible and and logical thing to do is to build a business that can offer both.

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Business woman and HR Specialist for SME’s. She has worked for all sizes of companies and industries, handling everything from opening new offices to redundancies and retirements.

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Steven Mather

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Kerry Hearsey

Business Woman, Corporate Mindset Coach and Author. Has worked with national and international sports men and women, as well as business owners across the UK.

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