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Explore our articles for advice and inspiration on career change and entrepreneurship, and stories from those who’ve taken the leap into something new.

Bella’s Career Change story

Is your career (and your manager) zapping your energy? Then you might be doing it all wrong. Here are six ways to help you create a working life you don’t want to escape from. Is your career (and your manager) zapping your energy? You’re not alone. The results from...

Martine’s Startup Story: Strategic Relationships and Networks Ltd

Before launching my own business I was a Director within a Big 4 accountancy firm working ridiculous hours. In all honesty, I felt utterly disillusioned. I loved what I did but the value I was hired to bring to the firm was diminishing - I was being pulled in so many...

50 Thoughts for Entrepreneurs-In-The-Making

"Make something people want" - Paul Graham  Solve a problem, scratch your own itch.  Create a brand that stands for something.  Keep it simple, remove details until you are left with the essence of your idea.  Speak to your customers way before you build your...

The Ingredients of Fulfilling Work

The world of work is changing, it doesn’t take much searching to find that the state of global job dissatisfaction is pretty dire. The American workforce has more than 100 million full-time employees. One-third of them are actually engaged at work, they love their...

Finding and choosing a startup idea

Having built a business ourselves (and helped thousands of others in the Escape community to do the same) we know all too well that there are common blockers that, given half a chance, can stop you in your tracks. These blockers aren’t what you would imagine - they’re...

Paul’s Career Change Story

Paul began his escape from the Royal Navy 5 years ago. He's since built up a portfolio career of freelance work and personal projects: "I look up to people who want to make a difference, experts in their fields and polymaths in particular; those who are almost...

Your Working Identity

Most of us are quick to identify ourselves with our job or line of work. We are likely to identify others similarly. Often the first question we ask a new acquaintance is a flavour of: “So, what do you do?” For better or for worse, we are largely defined (by others...

City mums & dads – is it time to escape?

The building anxiety on your delayed long commute home as nursery pick up time gets closer; the lose-either-way choice of that crucial meeting versus your child’s first assembly; the admirable goals of career-climber and involved-parent…and the feeling like you are...

Sam’s Startup Story: NoCode

      Sam Dickie is a Senior Product Manager and Fintech nerd. He also happens to be the Founder of NoCode - a curated directory of tools, resources and hacks for non-techies. And he has a couple of other side projects in the pipeline. Here he shares the...

Georgie’s Story: A mission to improve the world’s conversation

Have you ever been to an event where you didn’t know anyone except maybe the organisers? If you are anything like me, you might stand awkwardly by the snacks pretending to be busy on your phone avoiding eye contact. Even if you had the courage to approach a stranger,...

How To Get a Job In Social Impact

Over the last few years, companies have got wise to the fact that millennials (and those of us that fall just outside that bracket!) are motivated by purpose. Alongside opportunities for development, work-life balance and decent remuneration, social impact has become...

How struggles shape our life and career and how to present them on a CV

If you’ve ever applied for a job and signed that all the information you supplied was accurate, I have some bad news. Okay, you’re not getting fired. But honestly, your job application probably wasn’t accurate. Why? Because it was missing struggles. And a CV without...

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