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Did you also forget about you?

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes Raise your hand if you’ve been so busy working on your business, coworking space, career and/or family that you’ve completely forgotten about your own personal brand. Yea. Me too! Your Personal Brand often refers to the clout and reputation attributed to your name, especially if your current professional position or business had to miraculously vanish […]

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FreelancersWhoCowork.com the launch plan.

Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute Those who know me, know I have a firm belief that entrepreneurship is an insanely powerful socioeconomic catalyst for empowering and activating entire communities. It’s a belief that’s not only translated into my business’s mission of continuously making sure that entrepreneurship is as accessible through impactful communities across the globe. But the belief also helps explain […]

5 years ago our whole economy imploded.

Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes It taught me a few things about building resilient B2B businesses. In March 2013 the economy of Cyprus imploded, wiping out 1000s of businesses; drastically changing lives; and teaching heavy lessons along the way. A little bit of backstory. Let me take a moment to paint a picture of what my business life looked like in March […]

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Stepping up, and over imposter syndrome.

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes After 3 years, I gave my first ever talk at a coworking conference. I was so nervous leading up to my session. I kept fighting off that little voice inside my head that was prodding me about whether what I’d be sharing would be annoyingly obvious or even useful to the people who had chosen […]

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What I learned from giving my first conference talk

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes Back in November last year I was honoured to be invited to speak at the ICT Summit in Warsaw, about some of the hurdles that European entrepreneurs building global businesses are facing. Whilst I had published the slides and the overview of my talk, yesterday I realised that I had never really watched or shared the video. […]

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Helping more students actually explore entrepreneurship

Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute Two years ago, Nikolay invited me to talk at his student entrepreneurship event in Manchester. Unipreneur was his side project (next to the startup he cofounder called rarepink) to help students validate business ideas as rapidly and cheaply as possible. During my talk I spoke about how we tested multiple business hypotheses rapidly at ektagon […]

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My talk from the ICT Summit in Warsaw, Poland

Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute On the 3rd to 4th of December 2014, the Polish government arranged ICT Summit, a tech conference for their local startups. Over the two days, 50+ speakers came from far and wide to share their experiences, observations and advice. I was invited to talk about my journey with included.co and the hurdles with building globally […]

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Trying to help the unemployed get noticed

Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute It’s a Friday night, and many of my friends and colleagues are probably out having a drink, a frappe or a meal somewhere. But many many many people simply cannot afford to. The recent financial turmoil across Europe has affected millions of families. Students are also arriving back to their hometowns, in what can only […]

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9 years ago today

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes As I sit and work through my emails on a train towards London from Manchester, an email catches my attention. An email from my domain registrar. An email that really hits home and reminds me that it’s been 9 whole years. What a journey!  9 years ago today I registered OnThisIsland.com, arguably my first ‘real’ […]

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Making space for entrepreneurs in Cyprus

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes In Cyprus, we’re about to witness the Frozen Yoghurtization of Coworking Spaces. Some of you may even be in different phases of setting up your own space, but please give me a few moments to run home a few lessons that I’ve learned over the last 8+ months.