Being an entrepreneur is all about playing by your own rules and doing things differently. As a founder and business leader it’s exciting to think that you get a chance to model your business in a reflection of your own personal beliefs and do what you love. Good ideas, coupled with purpose that turn into businesses can actually change the world for the better.
In the words of our Community Manager: "Garage Society would be insane if we had 10 Skott Taylors." And we mean that in the best possible way.
Skott is the Founder and Director of NewSeed, a creative consulting agency that cultivates exceptional service cultures through the use of classic and contemporary theatre skills.These innovative front-line training programmes are developed from his extensive performing arts experience which began from a young age, and an acting career that spans from his hometown in Canada to London, Beijing, and now Hong Kong.But theatre only touches the surface of Skott's interests, as he's also had a successful music career and dabbles in Jingju (Peking Opera) as well.We believe training a professional customer service team that knows how to own their role in front of a global audience is not only a differentiator, but a determinant for a business's viability in today's world. Want to talk to the person for the job? Strike up a conversation about Afrobeat and you're sure to get your chance.
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What's your favourite film of 2015 so far? Although not a movie, Alone (Season 1)on the History Channel has been my favourite watch this year. What is your favourite book of 2015 so far?The Snow Leopardby Peter Matthiessen. What is your spirit animal? Monkey. Do you have a party trick? I can open a beer with anything solid. Name 3 destinations on your to-travel list. 1) Jiankou Section of the Great Wall, Beijing, China 2) Camps Bay, Cape Town, South Africa 3) Clayoquot Sound, Vancouver Island, Canada If you could've witnessed any event in person, what would it be? Seeing the Beastie Boys perform live. If you had to listen to one genre of music for the rest of your life, what would it be? Afrobeat.
Garage Academy, a home to entrepreneurs, has witnessed the impact of the pandemic to the founders, freelancers and corporate leaders who call our community home. Today, with this guide to entrepreneurship, we hope to help you find your feet as a first-time entrepreneur in the age of social distancing, with insights from our recent webinar with Shopify.
What is community? For a long time, it's been an overused buzzword to describe valuable groups of people that help businesses grow. In today’s challenging times, many are seeing it and experiencing it in a different way, as humanity reconnects with each other and divides us at the same time.