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A bit on the side: Start a business and keep your job

November 7, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Have you been sitting on an idea for a while but haven’t had time, money or resources to start it?


Are you constantly curious about the new world of startups and freelance careers?

Wanting to branch out on your own and create something is a very common desire – yet so few of us act on it, because of our other commitments.

This evening workshop will give you tools, tricks and inspiration from those that have set up businesses whilst remaining in employment.

Who is this for?

  • The entrepreneurially frustrated: learn what small steps can enable you to explore that entrepreneurial itch alongside your current day to day.

  • Community lovers: build your network

  • Advice hunters: practical tips to help you start your sidebusiness

  • Doers: action focused exercises to launch your business in an evening

Why should you attend?

You’ll hear from people that have done it – both those that have transitioned into their startup full time, and those still in full time employment but running a business on the side.

Most excitingly – you’ll get started on your business, right in the room, surrounded and encouraged by your fellow attendees!

What can you expect?

Part 1: Side hustle stories – hear from those that are doing it

Part 2: Your bit on the side – What matters to you & what’s stopping you

Part 3: Managing your time and priorities – how does it actually work

Part 4: Where to start – every journey begins with a first step

Part 5: Action & Accountability: Let’s begin, tonight.

Part 6: Q&A, Drinks, and late night coworking

The workshop begins at 6:30 promptly, and part 5 will finish at 9:30.

You are strongly encouraged to bring your laptop, as we will be launching businesses late into the night with the help of Escape the City’s Startup Tribe mentors.

More about the leader…

Henry Blanchard Escaped the City and found his bit on the side by creating and launching an overseas volunteering organisation in his spare time whilst working as an accountant at Deloitte.

This led to him creating his startup, the Uganda International Marathon (UGM), before handing in his notice. In 2014 he walked out of his city job and straight into full time employment on his own adventure travel & fundraising company. 2 years on, UGM employs 8 people and has won “Best International Event” at the 2016 Running Awards. He also leads part of the Startup Tribe programme at Escape.


November 7, 2016
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Escape the City
1 Frederick's Place
London, EC2R 8AE United Kingdom


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