Big Bear Learning
A place for businesses to meet, learn and grow.
Branding and Design Expert Emma started her own business in 2016 and has never looked back. Founder of Big Bear Creative, supporter of women in business and nurturer of startups. Emma creates awesome brands and makes sure they’re seen by the right audiences through online marketing.
Social Media Consultant Lenka is miss Social Media, a guest speaker and mentor to many who find it difficult to navigate the fog of social media management. A business thinker and supporter of small startups.
Director and Entrepreneur With a background in all things digital design and marketing, Dave has worked with some of the biggest companies in Europe. Co-Director of Big Bear Creative, successful Amazon business owner and obsessed with sharing knowledge to those looking to grow and improve.
I relish the opportunity to share my skills through mentoring and collaboration with others. Shift Momentum and Big Bear Learning give me the ideal platform to do this.
My business experience encompasses go to market planning, P&L management, leadership, strategic supplier negotiation, multi-channel trading, customer proposition development, strategy planning and ultimately, delivering KPIs.
Roughly three years ago, I made a bold (some might say impetuous) decision. I left my secure role working for a global pharmaceutical company to concentrate on injecting some new life into the family business and turning around its fortunes.
Now a full-time business mentor with many successful companies under his belt and new business support business Shift Momentum.
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What is Big Bear Learning?
We are here to help other business people just like you. We run a successful Meetup and also have loads of articles from experts in their field.
We have expert speaker s at each of our events, full of useful information to help supercharge your business. And the best bit 99% of what we do is totally FREE!
Big Bear Learning is a community group and educational resource founded by Dave Sheppard, Emma Sheppard and Lenka Koppova.
Our aim is simple. To empower others making their first steps into business and to nurture those who have already made the leap. We also want to support anyone who is willing to learn and better their own business skills and knowledge. All of our contributors kindly provide their expertise free of charge as they feel it’s a great opportunity to give back to others in the business world. We feel that by supporting those around us, empowering those who need it and giving advice where we can, that we as a collective can help make a difference to others in the world.
Business help and guidance for
people that mean business!
Knowing the right thing to do in business can be difficult… that’s why we’re building a collection of useful guides, articles and resources that can really make a difference and help your business succeed.
Make the most of your Facebook ads! The first question I ask is – “Do you have the Facebook tracking pixel installed on your website?” More often than not I get a blank look back with a “WTF is that!” comment. For those that know how it works and are using it great...
Search Engine Optimisation gives your website the best chance to be seen on search engine listings. There are hundreds of small things you can do on a monthly basis to make a difference to your website rankings. There are also a few errors which are easily made...
There are 101 things (and more) to spend your money on in order to promote your business. Whether you have an established business or you’re just starting out – where should you be spending your money and is seo worth it in 2017? The real answer to this question is...
Coming soon . . . We are going to be organising and running a series of workshops to allow you to add to your business knowledge. From zero to hero there will be something here for everyone.
Let us know what you want to learn
Come and join us and discover something new . . . Inspirational stories, mini-workshops and awesome discussions along with some great networking. We’re planning our kick off events that will be not to be missed.
Our amazing contributors have offered us some of their best articles in order to help you on your journey. From social media, marketing and business through to photography and wellbeing.
You can download our first free guide How to Create a Business Plan here – we wont ask for any details in exchange
We’re also currently working on a selection of other awesome guides to help you succeed in business – watch this space!
Thank you to our amazing sponsors who make all of this possible.