A Business Blether – Spotlight on Scottish Businesses
So I’m not really promoting the makeup anymore so the blog has been gather digital dust. I thought it was high time to to do something new with it. This is what a came up with, a Business Blether. So I will use it to talk about my own businesses but more so conversations with friends who are business owners and other people in my wider network. Much of my blog’s new focus will be a spotlight on Scottish Businesses, and more specifically conversations with their owners – from one man bands all the way up to international enterprises.
Due to my line of work (as a Canva trainer), and a keen networker (both offline and currently on), I come into contact with amazing, inspirational business owners almost daily. For a long time now, I’ve had the idea of doing this as a blog or as a podcast, but never did anything about it. Now, as we in the UK head into our fourth week of “lockdown” due to the Covid-19 outbreak, it simply seems as good of a time as any to pivot into something new.
What Questions to Ask?
The first challenge has been sourcing questions to ask. I used to love reading a section in the Media Guardian, in the early 2000s, where my friend Hamish used to do short interviews about tech. Those little interviews have come into my mind of late and made me go back to see the types of questions he asked. His were all tech-related but I thought it might give me some inspiration of what to ask business owners.
In any case I have come up with a list and I’ll be emailing the questions to some people I’ve lined up to kick off the series. They will be questions about who they are, how they started, what they view as successful, what inspires them…and a few curve balls to keep it interesting.
The last question which I want everyone to answer is: “Finally, if you could read an interview with any other Scottish business owner, who would it be?”
If I know that, then I can find Scottish business owners, creatives, entrepreneurs and so forth – that people want to read about. Then, it won’t just be my own biased selection. For starters though, it is my selections…because, hey, after all it’s my blog.
So as for My Spotlight on Scottish Businesses, Watch This Space…
Ok so I’ll be sending out the emails tonight and hopefully before too long I can kick off my series highlighting Scottish businesses. And with a bit of luck, I may just turn it into a podcast too.
If you’re in business in Scotland, and looking for some FREE webinars to attend, be sure to check out the Business Gateway website. I am currently doing Canva and Blogging workshops as normal (well, apart from the fact they’re online and not in person at the moment).