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How I Made It

How I Made It

40 Successful Entrepreneurs Reveal How They Made Millions

Rachel Bridge

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How I Made It is essential reading for anyone who dreams of starting their own business. Gutsy and life-affirming, it features the inspirational stories of 40 successful entrepreneurs including, Duncan Bannatyne, Prue Leith, Sarah Doukas and Emma Bridgewater.

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About the book

Every year thousands of hopeful entrepreneurs decide to take the plunge. Many fail, but many go on to achieve great success and huge profits.

In How I Made It 40 successful entrepreneurs explain how they managed to defy the odds and turn their dreams into reality. Find out how they decided what to do, how they got started and how they found the money they needed. But they also reveal how they had doubts, made stupid mistakes, and encountered overwhelming frustrations along the way. This second edition updates their stories to reveal what happened next and how, in most cases, they finally sold their businesses and made millions.

Gutsy, inspiring, and life affirming - if you have ever dreamt of starting up your own business How I Made It is for you.


Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction to the first edition;
    • Chapter - 01: Lizzie Vann;
    • Chapter - 02: Darren Richards;
    • Chapter - 03: Maria Kempinska;
    • Chapter - 04: Mark Mills;
    • Chapter - 05: Penny Streeter;
    • Chapter - 06: Derek Beevor;
    • Chapter - 07: Rosemary Conley;
    • Chapter - 08: Raymond Gubbay;
    • Chapter - 09: Trisha Mason;
    • Chapter - 10: John Mudd;
    • Chapter - 11: Mark Roy;
    • Chapter - 12: Mandy Haberman;
    • Chapter - 13: Ted Smart;
    • Chapter - 14: Mike Clare;
    • Chapter - 15: Stephanie Manuel;
    • Chapter - 16: Harry Cragoe;
    • Chapter - 17: Rory Byrne;
    • Chapter - 18: Jane Packer;
    • Chapter - 19: Chris Gorman;
    • Chapter - 20: Mark Ellingham;
    • Chapter - 21: Sarah Doukas;
    • Chapter - 22: Tim Roupell;
    • Chapter - 23: Mark Wilkinson;
    • Chapter - 24: Prue Leith;
    • Chapter - 25: Christopher Wray;
    • Chapter - 26: Heather Gilchrist;
    • Chapter - 27: Richard Beggs;
    • Chapter - 28: Duncan Bannatyne;
    • Chapter - 29: Angela Wright;
    • Chapter - 30: Daniel Mitchell;
    • Chapter - 31: Emma Bridgewater;
    • Chapter - 32: Gerry Pack;
    • Chapter - 33: Zahid Kasim;
    • Chapter - 34: Sharon Hilditch;
    • Chapter - 35: Rik Hellewell;
    • Chapter - 36: Jill Barker;
    • Chapter - 37: Matt Stevenson;
    • Chapter - 38: Sally Wilton;
    • Chapter - 39: Charlie Bigham;
    • Chapter - 40: Philip Hughes


Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749460525
  • Edition: 2
  • Published: 3rd April 2010
  • Paperback
  • Dimensions: 216x138
  • 256 pages

About the Author

Rachel Bridge is the Enterprise Editor of The Sunday Times . She writes the 'How I Made It' column each week for the paper as well as regular features about entrepreneurs and small and growing businesses. An experienced journalist, she formerly worked for The Times and the Evening Standard. A regular speaker on the subject of entrepreneurs, she is also the author of the best-selling My Big Idea and You Can Do It Too, (both also published by Kogan Page).


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