How to build a neighbourhood-based online community

After escaping the corporate marketing world Sabine Popp and business partner Linsay Duncan help ambitious entrepreneurs grow their sustainability-focused businesses through professional insourced marketing “direction & doing”. Turning the storage market upside...

Escape ‘in’ your city: 5 lessons from ‘Couchvember’

Ed is quitting his corporate job in 2013 to undertake a trip he’s always dreamed of and start a new business. He spent November escaping ‘in’ rather than ‘from’ the city’. Here’s a riddle for you. In November, I continued to live and work in corporate London as...

Ken Olisa on the Entrepreneurial Cycle

Roro Oyegun is a student at the London Business School, working toward a Masters in Finance. The TELL series of talks is held fortnightly on the LBS campus at Regents Park and is open to the public. See the website for the list of upcoming speakers. Ken Olisa, current...

5 Startup Lessons Learned Traveling

Anthony Marnell escaped the city and continues his indefinite traveling.  He’ll eventually stop somewhere long enough to continue with his startup plans or contribute to building companies. Four months ago, I left on a global trip of indefinite destination and...

What I Learned Moving from Derivatives to the Vineyard

Anika worked at a financial consultancy firm in The City before setting up Flavours of France, a cooking and wine holiday company, last year. She shares a few things she has learnt along the way… 1) Imposter Syndrome can knock your confidence Desperate to get a job...

Why You Should Escape to Southall not South Africa.

Jack Graham used to work in international development before he discovered home-grown social entrepreneurship and launched Year Here, a gap year programme based in Britain. Here, he encourages potential escapees to consider their own backyard as a destination. I have...

Ways for London Escapees to Give Back This Season

London-based Esc-ers, we’re looking at you. This winter, several organizations across the City are involved in some wonderful charity initiatives for the holiday season. Below, we’ve provided a summary of some of these initiatives. Take a look to find out...

What’s the Best Way to Escape Your Job?

Esc member Tom offers guidance on the best way to get out of your job. When looking to escape, you do have a few options. I was lucky, I found myself in a place which was seriously intolerable, and after some failed shenanigans where I tried to work out a redundancy...