40 Minute Mentor

December 14, 2022

Part 1: 10 Lessons From 10 Years Of Scaling JBM, with James Mitra, Founder & CEO of JBM

“I’m ashamed to say I was a bit embarrassed at times when I went to dinner parties and told people what I did for a living. There was always this reputation of sharky, dishonest recruiters.” 

This week, we’re launching the first of a special two-part Series on 40 Minute Mentor

JBM turned 10 years old this year and we’re officially turning the microphone and sharing our own Startup story. 

In today’s episode, our Founder, CEO and Host of this podcast, James Mitra, will share how JBM was started and the ups and downs along the way, including: 

➡️ The importance of building relationships [2:08] 

➡️ JBM’s mission and how this drives us as a team [04:00]  

➡️ The mistakes James made along the way and how he overcame them [06:12] 

➡️ Learn more about our Series sponsors, Alchemist [11:26] 

➡️ The power of mentorship and why that’s always been the foundation of JBM [12:08] 

➡️ How personal branding has made all the difference over the years [14:07] 

For more startup lessons, tune back in next week for part 2 of this mini-series. 


Helpful links:

➡️ More about James Mitra: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesmitra-jbm/ 

➡️ More about JBM: https://jbmc.co.uk/ 


💙A big thank you to our Sponsors:

Alchemist – an industry leading learning and development company, whose learning journeys and experiences help organisations who want to grow, change or transform by putting the learner first to optimise organisational performance.

To learn more about Alchemist and see how they work with some of the most innovative companies in the world, head over to https://thisisalchemist.com/40minutementor/  to find out more. 


🤝Explore Hidden Pages: 

For this year’s Black History Month, we’ve had the great pleasure of partnering with Samuel Tholley and Hidden Pages – a zine discovering hidden Melanated history & lists of sources exploring the Melanated/”Black” experience. 

We talked about his motivation behind Hidden Pages, why it’s so important to normalise black history and he shares some amazing historic figures we can all learn from.

This is only the beginning of this partnership, so make sure you check out our initial conversation with Samuel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kF_-blY_kUQ 


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