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Staying Sane in Lockdown

I’m Claudia, an Escape Alumna from back in 2013. Like all of you, I’m stuck indoors.  I found this situation overwhelming at the start. My chronic anxiety was taking over. Two weeks ago I found the strength to sit down and write up a Staying Sane Indoors Strategy and...

Progress during isolation: Oli’s Career Change

Oli Mitchell is an Escape Alumni from our Startup Accelerator in January 2018. He went on to launch the FinTech startup Moneycado and has since been pursuing other interests in FinTech, writing, and product management.  We spoke to him about how he's making progress...

10 Awesome Alumni Projects: What the Escape community is doing

  Escape The City has a community of over 1,500 alumni. Each of them has completed an Escape Accelerator Programme to help them find or create work that matters to them and the world. In the uncertain and volatile times we're currently facing, it's inspiring to see...

How to manage your money in a crisis

Money... It messes with all of our minds. It's an inanimate object, but it sparks strong emotions in all of us, particularly in a turbulent time. This article outlines a number of considerations, hacks and resources to help you manage your money in this crisis. The...

Going Freelance: The First 5 Things You Should Consider

One thing that's certain right now is that nothing's certain.  We're living in truly unprecedented times where the fabric of our working lives is being torn apart and restitched. We've noticed that many Escape members are restructuring their working lives, with many...

19 Wonderful Business Responses to COVID-19

  The world is changing. Faster and more suddenly than any of us saw coming. We are in a shared battle against COVID-19. Yet even with such uncertainty, it has not stopped innovative organisations from taking action right away. Pivoting by the day. Doing what they...

Being creative in a crisis and adapting to change

Ben Keene (Founder of Rebel Book Club and Escape The City School Faculty member) went live on Instagram this week to support entrepreneurs and freelancers that are adapting to change to survive and thrive through this time. All businesses have been impacted in some...

A Guide for Redundancy support during the Coronavirus Crisis

At Escape The City, we are having daily conversations with both members of our community who are already facing an unexpected loss of income, and employers that are freezing hiring whilst shifting focus to ride out this wave. In the last 7 days alone, there has been a...

How to be Brave in times of Uncertainty

Skye Robertson has been working at Escape The City for the last 5 years, building the School Accelerator Programmes, and helping people to find careers that matter to them and the world. We recently asked Skye for her advice as part of a series of 'Female Career...

Getting your business ready for coronavirus

The people in business (and life) who succeed are those best able to deal with challenging and uncertain situations. Learning to ride the waves is incredibly important as we face the future. What makes this less daunting is doing it together. Community and solidarity...

How can we use this transformative time to show up in the world?

This is a transformative time in our culture around the world. Whilst the fear many of us are feeling can be overwhelming, in many ways what we’re experiencing now is what we have always tried to prepare our community for. This includes - navigating uncertainty,...

How to take control of your career in times of uncertainty

So many of us have fears around what ‘might’ happen and how these uncertain times may impact your career or business. This is completely understandable, and in many ways inevitable as we navigate what's happening around us. Read how to safeguard your career, mindset...

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