Do Business differently:
Experiments in anti-capitalist business practices
What if there there were a way to oppose capitalism while also running a business?
I believe there is, but it requires more than lip service. It demands that we go bigger and broader than simply reconfiguring business-as-usual. It requires radical ways of rethinking money, value, reciprocity, access and equity.
We have to start anew without reinventing the wheel.
We have to build new and intentional ways of being inside the containers that already exist. We have to move beyond the automatic, the assumed, and move towards that which has not yet been imagined, that which we can’t fully fathom but that lives as a glimmer in our hearts.
This is about enacting possibility.
This is about bold experimentation and paradoxical thinking.
This is about collaboration. Generation. Replenishment and repair.
This means turning away from extraction and isolation, depletion and destruction.
This means letting go of the status quo.
Who I Am
My name is Bear Hebert, and I teach consultants, coaches, freelancers, artists, healers and other service-based business owners how to start, scale and run their businesses without selling their souls to the capitalist machine. I’ve run my own business since 2009, so I’ve had a decade of experience and experiments in pushing back against the status quo in my business.
My deepest purpose is to push us all in the direction of liberated moments.
You should know: All my work happens in an anti-oppressions framework. I recognize that capitalism is rooted in an interlocking system of white supremacy, patriarchy, ableism (and more). I’m pro-fat, -queer, -trans, and -sex workers. I’m actively looking at the intersections of power and privilege in myself and I’ll ask you to do the same.
What this is
Six months of deep digging and intimate support to help you re-envision how you run your business. Me and you, on the phone or Zoom, wheeling, dealing and feeling our way to something new.
We cover everything from the nitty-gritty of client management and finances, to the big picture vision of how you want to serve the world.
If you’re newer to running a business, we can cover the basics from targeted marketing, website building, and lots of other behind-the-scenes stuff. If you’ve been at this for awhile, I have been too, so I can meet you where you are.
I’ll ask you to question EVERYTHING and to check your assumptions at the door. We’re diving into a radical restructuring of how you see your work in the world.
Imagine your heart and your business as a Venn diagram. This work lives in their overlap.
Who it’s for
You run a small business and give a shit about the state of the world.
You want to live outside capitalism but need to pay the bills.
You want your business to thrive but feel gross about achieving traditional benchmarks of success.
You live with the grinding discomfort of holding a vision for the way the world could be while still having to inhabit the world as it is.
All of my work is in the service of relieving that discomfort, either by helping us to have more clarity about how to get to the future world, or by giving us more strategic ways to live in the world as it is. It’s really about liberation, personal and collective.
How it works
We start off with a 90 minute initial call to take a long, hard look at your business--where it’s thriving, where it’s struggling, and most importantly, where it’s out of alignment with what your heart deeply desires.
We then meet once a month for four months. In these 60-minute sessions, we dig into the praxis of building a new economy inside your business.
In our sixth month together, we meet for 90 minutes to recap, regroup, and make a solid action plan for your business moving forward.
You also get a 30 minute bonus oh shit! call for use anytime you need it during our six months together. Because sometimes you need help that you didn’t plan for.
We meet on the phone or through Zoom (an online video conferencing platform).
What it costs
The cost is $900.
Shame-free long-term payment plans are available; no questions asked. If a payment plan is beyond your budget, we’ll get creative. I’ve been able to find a way to make it work with literally EVERYONE who has wanted to do this work. Don’t let money be the thing that holds you back. #capitalismsucks
If you think this might be for you, let’s get on the phone and talk. Sign up for a free, 30-minute call so we can get to know each other a bit and see if we’re a good fit.
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