Entrepreneurship - Inspiring books to help you on your journey.
200,000 new businesses are founded in London every year; concepts for which are born around kitchen tables, in bedrooms, coffee shops and on trains. It's no surprise, as the city provides inspiration in all corners and the energy and possibility is there should you wish to feel it. In recent years, more and more people are turning to freelance work or starting their own small business, and with the roaring success of many startups taking the world by storm (Deliveroo, Trouva and Vidsy, to name a few) there’s so much in the world for us to be inspired by.
If you’re intrigued by the idea of starting your own business, let the stories of 20 Creative Entrepreneurs inspire you to explore your interests in Startup London, or take ideas for meaningful work from The Kinfolk Entrepreneur. Meet people for whom work is more than a simple job to be discarded at the end of the day, but is ultimately a lifestyle choice and a role that brings them much joy and contentment.
Globally, it’s estimated that twice as many men as women become entrepreneurs. That alone could be enough to stoke a fire in you, if there was an ember there to begin with. If there is an idea within you, no matter how small or undeveloped, it's your responsibility to yourself to explore it, to give it space to grow into something that may become more than just an idea. It could nourish you in ways that your current career might not be able to. If you bury it under routine, or safety, or fear of trying something new your particular unique expression will be lost… doesn't that seem inexorably more frightening than taking the leap? If you have an idea in you that makes you come alive, then explore it and plan for making that dream become a reality for you one day.
We’re rooting for you, Cassius & Coco.