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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.

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...

Where to start when you don’t know where to start

When looking to make a career change how do we avoid going merely "somewhere" like Alice and instead go to a place that matters to us? If this is one of the blockers stopping you from moving into something new, you’re not alone: not knowing how, where or when to start...

Escaping Sales to Build a Meaningful Startup – Dicky’s Story

This is Dicky, Escape School Alum and Founder of Morse Toad, a messaging company for all those occasions that require something unconventional, extraordinary and personal. He’s someone who loves to create new things, conjure up new ideas and then bring them to...

Sophie’s Story

This is Sophie, Escape School Alum and Founder of Mindset Summit. Here she share's her startup story... 1. What business have you started and why? In January 2017, I co-founded some science classes for little ones (whoohsPop.com) as Hannah and I had experienced...

Camilla’s Startup Story

This is Camilla, Escape School Alum and Founder of Lilla Rugs. Here she share's her startup story... 1. What business have you started and why? Lilla Rugs. An online boutique that sells beautiful handmade rugs, handpicked from their country of origin. Each rug is one...

15 top tips to help you pick the right business idea

What’s in a good startup idea? A good startup isn’t just a good idea, it’s customer conversations, dogged determination and excellent execution. So how do you generate genuinely exciting business ideas? Have ideas that excite you and turn them into small realities as...

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