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‘My Escape Journey’, by Sarah Kennedy-Good

Sometimes fate intervenes to provide you with the right kind of help at exactly the right moment. That’s what happened to me. I was sitting in a café, looking up from my computer screen, when I saw the girl next to me looking at the “Escape the City” website. I...

On Imposter Syndrome

As I am about to write these first few words, the alarm bell immediately goes off in my head: “Who am I to write about the Imposter Syndrome…What do I know about silencing the crippling voices of self-doubt in my head?” Does this script sound familiar? It is a...

Kat’s Startup Story: Nude Nutrition

    Kat is a Registered Dietitian and Founder of Nude Nutrition. She's determined and motivated and since quitting her job in January has put her all into her business with the mission to #stripthenonsense of dieting and educate the masses on nutrition. Here she...

Look, Like, Love: The 3 stages to finding an ideal co-founder

One of my first partners in business: Tui Mali (red shirt, I’m in the blue t-shirt), Chief of Vorovoro Island & beyond in Northern Fiji. Treat finding a co-founder like dating: look a lot, try a few and don’t get married too quickly! Word of warning: It's not as easy...

Should I quit my job to start a business

There is no one way to build a business - choose your own path. If you behave as if there is just one way to build a business, you will put a huge amount of pressure on yourself. The clearer you are about the most viable businesses for you, the more you will save...

Joe’s Career Change Story

This is Joe, Escape School Alum, ex-commercial property lawyer, eBike entrepreneur, serial experimenter, co-working professional, and father of three. Joe's collaborative, informal, witty, seems confident but feels like a fraud, open about the struggles of life, and...

What Chaos Theory Can Teach Us About Life Transitions

By Jonathan Kalan, co-founder of Unsettled For as long as I can remember, I've had a fascination with the unknown. As a kid, I can remember hours spent listening to a tape my aunt had given me for my birthday that told the adventures of "Jonathan's Space Odyssey",...

How to find the ideal customer for your startup in 5 steps

You can have the greatest product in the world but if you can’t reach the ‘right’ people at the right time, you might as well not have bothered. So how do we go about edging closer to that all-important product-market fit? Here is a quick, 5 step method we use at The...

10 spending mistakes early stage startups make and how to avoid them

It’s easy to do. You’ve watched Dragons Den or Shark Tank. You hear about the successful closing of fundraising rounds A, B, or C. You’ve seen every other unicorn startup raise millions without generating any income. So you think, “I MUST RAISE MONEY TO SPEND MONEY TO...

David’s Startup Story

This is David, Escape School Alum and Founder of B.P.M Pickles, a kickass kimchi brand which started as a side hustle to a different startup. Here he share's his startup story... What business have you started and why? I've started B.P.M Pickles, which initially began...

Will’s Career Change Story

This is Will, Escape School Alum, ex-banker, and current COO at CODE Hospitality. Here he share's how's he's found the journey from a 'respectable' yet miserable role in banking to working for a fast paced hospitality company... 1. What did you escape and why? I had...

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