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Mens Mental Health in Business & How The Pandemic Changed It

The Man Whisperer, Kenny Mammarella-D’Cruz talks to us EXCLUSIVELY about how the pandemic has effected mens mental health, how it will effect business going forward, a unique perspective on lockdown and his very own Best Kept Business Secret.

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Jaimie Baird is the Founder and ‘Chief Steeper’ at ‘STEEPS ONE-SHOT’. As this amazing wellness product is about to be launched onto the world we talk to him about what you SHOULD do when building a small business and what you really SHOULDN’T do.

Today’s guest talking to Marc Ford, Editor in Chief at YBKBS Small Business News for Smart Business Owners, is multi New York Times best-selling author, Mike Michalowicz. His goal with the Fix This Next concept is to help eradicate small business owner poverty by showing business owners a simple system to uncover their greatest challenges.

Chris Ducker talks to us about Future Proofing Your Business. Serial entrepreneur, family man, action taker, lover of fine whiskey, the blues, luxury travel and entrepreneurs that want to change the world… Well, that’s how this fella describes himself on his website, but it’s just the start.

Today we welcome Anneka Hicks, founder of ExcludedUK, the grassroots, non-profit organisation committed to providing personal, business and career support to those facing hardship as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. In this podcast she reveals why she’s stepped away from one of the biggest grassroots movements in business the UK has ever seen, the toll it’s taken on her personally and how she’s found a true vocation in life moving forward.

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Chris Ducker – Future Proof Your Business – The Business of You

Best Selling Author of ‘Rise of the Youpreneur’, International Entrepreneur and Podcast Host, Chris Ducker talks to us about future proofing your business, Clubhouse and what to expect coming out of Lockdown
Read/Watch/Listen to the full interview only at YBKBS Small Business News for Smart Business Owners

New York Times Bestseller Mike Michalowicz, talks to YBKBS about how to 'Fix' your small business easily. A must read for small business owners.
   

Mike Michalowicz – How To Fix Your Small Business Easily

New York Times Bestseller Mike Michalowicz, talks to YBKBS about how to ‘Fix’ your small business easily. A must read for small business owners.
Read/Watch/Listen to the full interview only at YBKBS Small Business News for Smart Business Owners

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How to Break Up with a Client

Whatever the reason, sooner or later there will likely come a time when you have to break up with a client. But there’s a right and a wrong way to do that. Here are a few things to bear in mind as you navigate the sometimes-messy process of ending a business relationship. 

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10 Things These Business Owners Learned in 2020 (And How It Will Help Propel Them in 2021)

So how did these business owners get ABOVE pre-pandemic levels with what they’ve learned in 2020? They share their wisdom with you…

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PR for Small Business with Lucy Werner – Part 2

Part 2 of 2 – Today’s guest is a PR expert, founder, author and teacher. She set up her own business in 2015 because she was completely disillusioned by how traditional agencies weren’t servicing the independents and small businesses of the UK in the way they needed…we’ll show you how to be better.

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PR for Small Business with Lucy Werner – Part 1

Today’s guest is a PR expert, founder, author and teacher. She set up her own business in 2015 because she was completely disillusioned by how traditional agencies weren’t servicing the independents and small businesses of the UK in the way they needed…we’ll show you how to be better.

Carl Reader Interview for YBKBS Magazine for his new book 'Boss it!' - Take control of your business, your money and your life
  

Carl Reader – Boss It! Take control of your time, your income and your life

Carl talks to us about his latest book – “Boss It!” – Take control of your time, your income and your life

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How To Plan Your Business Success

So how did we get them growing their business, smashing records AND being more profitable than ever before?

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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? 

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Lockdown is Extended. What Now?

Yesterday, 14th June, the Prime Minister confirmed that the current lockdown restrictions (with some small exceptions) will be extended through until at least the 19th July. This is unlikely to be welcome news to many people. Most of us were looking forward to returning to full normality next week, and now have to wait a little longer. So what now for the self employed and small business owners?

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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? 

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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.

Vilma Jackson : Meet the Performance Artist Paving The Way for Deaf Creatives

Vilma Jackson: Meet the Performance Artist Paving the Way for Deaf Creatives

Multi award-winning Deaf performance artist Vilma Jackson has launched a new chat show featuring an all-star selection of Deaf panellists. The first episode of The Vilma Jackson Show was released on 11 March, and the second will follow soon. Episode 1 showcases the wide array of talent that exists within the Deaf community and the barriers Deaf people face, while the second will address the wider debate around diversity, inclusion, and equality as they apply to the Deaf community.

The Man Whisperer, Kenny Mammarella-D’Cruz where we talk about male mental health business, masculinity in the business world and his very unique perspective of lockdown and how it helped him, help men in business during it. YBKBS Small Business News for Smart Business Owners

Kenny Mammarella D’Cruz: Words of Wisdom from The Man Whisperer

Talking about mental health and struggles can be challenging, and this is often particularly true for men. Unfortunately, we live in a culture that does not encourage men to open up about their feelings.  But one man is on a mission to change that. As we mark the one year anniversary of lockdown this week, editor Marc chatted with Kenny Mammarella D’Cruz, also known as The Man Whisperer, about his vital work in the area of men’s mental health.