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Business “gurus” can all sod off

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Grumpylockeddownwoman Fri 15-May-20 21:27:43

I run a business. I’m lucky, we’ve done ok during this time. However i know it’s bloody hard and am sad for some clients who are really struggling.

Possibly it’s because of the environment that I’m in, but all I see Fb, LinkedIn etc is so called “gurus@ suggesting that people need to just “pivot” or “be disruptive” to make their business survive... or “now is the best time to invest in yourself” (while trying to flog a course or coaching etc.

Aibu to be thoroughly fed up of it

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PenisBeakerDipper Fri 15-May-20 21:31:37

Seen a few on Facebook, often with no discernable credentials themselves.

It’s a sad time for many businesses. I’m on maternity leave, have had to take a 20% pay cut and am sure my job will be dissolved anyway. I am, however, excited to see the inevitable innovation this will spark. Seeing some of the small local businesses reinvent themselves in record time has been really interesting and impressive.

speakout Fri 15-May-20 21:35:17

I haven't seen any of these ads.
I have a small business, can't see how a "guru" would help.

My revenue has doubled since lockdown.

Grumpylockeddownwoman Fri 15-May-20 21:40:49

@PenisBeakerDipper so true. At one stage I was trying to find a business coach - I found those who got in touch had never actually either run a business, nor even been high up in anyone else’s

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Grumpylockeddownwoman Fri 15-May-20 21:49:51

@speakout that’s great news

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ChrissieKeller61 Fri 15-May-20 21:54:08

There's one in my industry, less than two years in the trenches and no records broken when they were despite it being the most lucrative market in 20 years and for £500 a day you can be trained by them

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