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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.

Usman’s start-up story – Bringing an adventurous idea into existence

Before Tri-Pakistan and enrolling onto the Startup Accelerator at Escape the City, I had recently graduated and was working as a marketing assistant in a technology company. I had a thirst for adventure and was looking to find a way to combine a passion for sports,...

Starting a side hustle and how to fund it

You’ve got it! You’ve got that business idea that will make a massive impact for you, on your community, or maybe even the world.  Crowdfunding is not only an excellent way of raising money for your idea, it can also raise awareness of your brand/organisation and,...

Sofia’s Career Change Story: Architect to Business Development

Sofia completed the Career Change Accelerator in March 2018. Formerly an architect, she’s now a business development representative working with builders and home designers.  1. What career change have you made? What are you up to now? It’s been a crazy year since I...

6 ways to improve your mental wellbeing when making a career change

If you aren’t enjoying your job or are struggling to figure out your future career direction, it’s unsurprising that your mental wellbeing might take a hit. Often when we are yearning for something “different” we wonder if there’s something wrong with us or that we’ve...

5 steps to kickstart your career change: What if I fail?

When you’re thinking about a big change, there are a lot of unknowns. And with that lack of uncertainty comes the inevitable fear of what might, could, maybe, probably happen... or not happen. ‘Failure’ - whatever that means for you - comes top of the list of worries....

5 steps to kickstart your career change: What about money?

Making a big career change can seem like stepping off some kind of financial precipice. You’ve built up knowledge and skills in one area, and making a change could mean reducing your income and losing stability (if temporarily). There’s no magic, get-rich-quick...

5 steps to kickstart your career change: Which direction to take?

If you’re feeling ready for a change – big or small – you’re in the right place. At Escape The City, we’ve worked with thousands of people looking for something different in their career – people who believe life is too short to do work that doesn’t matter to them....

Morten’s Story – How I quit my corporate job to launch an app business

Ever considered stepping away from your corporate job to launch a business based on a nagging idea that won't go away? We spoke to Morten Schroeder about his decision to do exactly that!  Mortan co-founded friend recommendation app, Friendspire, alongside three good...

5 minutes with: Kenny Ewan, WeFarm’s Founder and CEO

The Escape 100 announcement saw companies from a huge array of different sectors celebrated as some of the ‘Best Companies to Escape to’ in the UK and abroad! The campaign found the year's most forward-thinking, exciting and socially conscious companies. One of these,...

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