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My Big Idea

My Big Idea

30 Successful Entrepreneurs Reveal How They Found Inspiration

Rachel Bridge

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My Big Idea reveals the inspirational stories of 30 successful entrepreneurs and how they got the winning ideas for their successful businesses.

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About the book

So what constitutes a good business idea? How do you look for one? And when you find one, how do you know if it's good enough to turn into a successful business?

My Big Idea tells the stories of 30 successful entrepreneurs and how they got the winning ideas for their successful businesses. Intriguing and encouraging, this insightful collection shows you that inspiration for that winning business idea is all around you. You just have to look carefully and spot it before someone else does. So what are you waiting for? Read My Big Idea and get ready for inspiration to strike.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction;
    • Chapter - 01: Martyn Dawes, founder of Coffee Nation;
    • Chapter - 02: Judy Craymer, creator of Mamma Mia;
    • Chapter - 03: Stephen Waring, founder of Green Thumb;
    • Chapter - 04: Will King, founder of King of Shaves;
    • Chapter - 05: Deirdre Bounds, founder of i to i;
    • Chapter - 06: David Sanger, founder of Rollover Hot Dogs;
    • Chapter - 07: Anthony Ward Thomas, founder of Ward Thomas Removals;
    • Chapter - 08: Lara Morgan, founder of Pacific Direct;
    • Chapter - 09: Paul Stanyer, founder of HolidayTaxis.com;
    • Chapter - 10: Robert Hughes, founder of Wesco;
    • Chapter - 11: Hilary Andrews, founder of Mankind;
    • Chapter - 12: David Salisbury, founder of David Salisbury Conservatories;
    • Chapter - 13: Karl Massey, founder of Cottrills;
    • Chapter - 14: Sally Preston, founder of Babylicious;
    • Chapter - 15: Will Ramsay, founder of the Affordable Art Fair;
    • Chapter - 16: Ian Wilson, founder of WEXAS;
    • Chapter - 17: Karen Darby, founder of Simply Switch;
    • Chapter - 18: Guy Schanschieff, founder of Bambino Mio;
    • Chapter - 19: Lucy Barker, founder of Barker Brooks Media;
    • Chapter - 20: Richard Tang, founder of Zen Internet;
    • Chapter - 21: Carole Nash, founder of Carole Nash Insurance Consultants;
    • Chapter - 22: Spencer Swaffer, founder of Spencer Swaffer Antiques;
    • Chapter - 23: Helen Colley, founder of Farmhouse Fare;
    • Chapter - 24: Don Lewin, founder of Clinton Cards;
    • Chapter - 25: Chey Garland, founder of Garland Call Centres;
    • Chapter - 26: Andy Thornton, founder of Andy Thornton Ltd;
    • Chapter - 27: Nick Austin, founder of Vivid Imaginations;
    • Chapter - 28: Cheryl Grant, founder of White Label Productions;
    • Chapter - 29: Gordon Montgomery, founder of Fopp;
    • Chapter - 30: Mark Leatham, founder of Leathams


Essential reading for every budding entrepreneur
Sir Richard Branson

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749460532
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd April 2010
  • Paperback
  • Format: 218x140
  • 192 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 How I Made It and You Can Do It Too, (both also published by Kogan Page).

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