We’re constantly inspired by the entrepreneurs who, one day, decide to get
up in the morning and start their own businesses.
The business could be borne out of necessity or frustration, but ultimately it was created by an individual with a drive to do something different, and something better.
Day in day out we work with people who have taken that big brave step – leaving the comfort of employment and striking out on their own. We wanted
to find out more about what makes those entrepreneurs tick, what keeps them awake at night and what drives them on?
So we asked some and created a series of videos so they could tell everyone.
Over the next few weeks we’ll be exploring different themes and questions across those videos.
The entrepreneurs we’ve spoken to work in different industries and are
all at different stages of their lives and their careers, but we found some common threads running through them all – passion, frustration, ambition, bravery, stubbornness, drive. We could go on but we’d like you to see
So thanks to Gordon Brown, Seonaidh MacDonald, Leah Hutcheon, Graham Suttle, Tom McDonald and Mario Gizzi for your time and patience in helping us put our videos together but, more importantly, for telling us your stories
as honestly and candidly as you did.
We’ll hear how a leading business was started with a personal overdraft, that
it can be a lonely place at the top of the tree, and how a plate of garlic bread appeased a Monday night queue.
However, one of the most striking common themes was that of the six entrepreneurs we spoke to, all talked about being in control of their own destiny, free to take their businesses in the direction they wanted to go, but also with the freedom to make mistakes and learn from them.
Life can be pretty hard even at the best of times, so we shouldn’t try to make
it harder for ourselves. However, these entrepreneurs decided to embark
on a journey which is notoriously difficult but ultimately rewarding.
It’s hard to start, and even harder to run and grow a business.
We have years of experience working with entrepreneurs, so you if you’d like to talk to us about how we might be able to make your life easier, get in touch.
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