Want your own business? First steps to making it happen

Simon Dunn is a Multichannel Retailer who has spent the last 15 years working for Sainsburys and Tesco and who recently escaped to set up his own e-commerce business. www.meetup.com/iStartup/ is a new community of people who are in the early stage of the starting...

DIY PR Campaign Tips for Start Ups

Escape member Carlo talks about what he’s learned about PR from working with Adzuna, a tech start-up that gathers job ads from around the web and displays them on one website. When he collaborated in the launch, there was a great list of interested journos, a...

An Introduction to Building A Startup

On Tuesday we held our first startup course at the Hub Westminster – over 40 attendees, 8 modules, tons of mini Mars bars, and lots of inspiring ideas about effective startup development. How did it go? Rob and I usually base our assessment of the day on attendee...
How success really works

How success really works

John Williams is author of best-selling book “Screw Work, Let’s Play (How to do what you love & get paid for it)”, described by The Sunday Times as “A compelling 10-step escape from corporate life that could spell a rash of resignation...

An evening of escapism

Tillie Sklair is an organiser and co-founder of YTFN, an organisation that raises money for social change projects and hopes to inspire young people to give more creatively.  “If you think you are too small to make a difference, you have never spent a night in a...

Got plans tomorrow night?

  We were talking at Escape HQ about how we’re all spending Valentine’s Day tomorrow, and I wanted to remind you about a great option in central London.  Whether you’re planning to celebrate February 14th as a day of love, or choosing to ignore...

How should I set myself up as a business?

This post is part of a warmup for our Startup 101 courses happening on Feb 19th and Feb 25th (as well as these dates here) – remaining spaces still available, and you can have a sneak peek at the prep book (full of useful links and resources) here.  An attendee for...

Meet Craig, our startup scholarship winner

We recently ran a scholarship contest for our upcoming startup course: An Introduction to Building a Startup. Winner Craig Roberts talks about why he applied.  Why you’re coming to startup 101? Like many people, I made the mistake of spending years and years...

8 Tips For Starting Your Business

Escape member Kate Jackson runs fantastic dinners for those wanting to leave the City. She shares her story about what she’s learned here. “I recently met a friend who is looking to leave law and start his own business. Having taken this path myself, I...

‘Make the money, don’t let the money make you’

This post is part of a warmup for our Startup 101 courses happening on Feb 19th and Feb 25th (as well as these dates here) – remaining spaces still available, and you can have a sneak peek at the prep book (full of useful links and resources) here.  I was listening to...