How I Made It: 40 Successful Entrepreneurs Reveal How They Made Millions

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Kogan Page Publishers, Apr 3, 2010 - Business & Economics - 256 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Introduction to the first edition
1
1 Lizzie Vann
15
2 Darren Richards
21
3 Maria Kempinska
27
4 Mark Mills
33
5 Penny Streeter
39
6 Derek Beevor
43
7 Rosemary Conley
49
21 Sarah Doukas
127
22 Tim Roupell
133
23 Mark Wilkinson
137
24 Prue Leith
143
25 Christopher Wray
149
26 Heather Gilchrist
155
27 Richard Beggs
159
28 Duncan Bannatyne
165

8 Raymond Gubbay
55
9 Trisha Mason
61
10 John Mudd
67
11 Mark Roy
71
12 Mandy Haberman
75
13 Ted Smart
81
14 Mike Clare
87
15 Stephanie Manuel
91
16 Harry Cragoe
97
17 Rory Byrne
103
18 Jane Packer
109
19 Chris Gorman
115
20 Mark Ellingham
121
29 Angela Wright
171
30 Daniel Mitchell
177
31 Emma Bridgewater
183
32 Gerry Pack
189
33 Zahid Kasim
195
34 Sharon Hilditch
201
35 Rik Hellewell
207
36 Jill Barker
213
37 Matt Stevenson
219
38 Sally Wilton
223
39 Charlie Bigham
229
40 Philip Hughes
235
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About the author (2010)

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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