Dear Kristy, Don’t ever go into business with a friend. That’s what my dad always told me, and it was something I always believed to be true. Until I went into business with you. Our relationship is one that even had my hubby feeling a little insecure. And who can blame him? Photos of you […]
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Over the past 13 years employing staff, often of the younger generation, I’ve endured countless interesting (oh let’s be honest, jaw dropping & outright painful) ‘experiences’ interviewing our so called ‘youth of today’. I’m sure my fellow business owners can agree with me, that the hiring process is probably the worst part of owning a […]
We tend to think of bullying as something that happens in the school yard. You certainly don’t instantly think of adult bullies. You would think that as we have evolved as a society, bullying would be less acceptable and less prominent in day to day life. Once upon a not so long ago, teachers were […]
It’s hard to know what to say when the world is falling to pieces. On one hand it’s desirable to spread positivity and make attempts to motivate the masses. ‘Look on the bright side’. But if you lack an ounce of authenticity at a time like this you run this risk of just motivating someone […]
I’ve been listening to a lot of podcasts on Facebook marketing recently and it’s astounding how complex the platform has become in such a short period of time. The initial Facebook appeal for small business owners was the huge returns on investment. It opened up the world of marketing to the average small business by […]
I feel like TED talks have a lot to answer for. We live in the age of motivational videos and ‘never give up’ memes. But what if you should give up? What if? To be clear, I have nothing against TED talks but this blog just isn’t one of them. I understand that if you’re […]
“I don’t have enough time.” “I’m always yelling at my kids.” “I can’t charge that much – i’m not worth it.” Sound familiar? Boy oh boy us women are pretty good at beating ourselves up and undervaluing our worth. I often feel like I’m doing everything and nothing well. I constantly beat myself up for […]
I’m not sure if it’s the harassing SEO emails from randoms or fear of the unknown that has business owners burying their head in the sand, but one thing we know for sure is you guys run for the hills when we start talking SEO. And it’s annoying. Because if you own a business you […]
5 ways to grow your business on social media (and not be a Facebook creeper)
When we were invited to take our Social Media & SEO training on tour through the Kimberley we knew we were up for something special. B Directory was built on a mutual love for business and a desire to make a positive impact on as many small businesses as possible. So naturally we jumped on the opportunity.