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Dear Entrepreneur

Letters from Those That Have Made it And Are Making It Happen

By Danny Bailey and Andrew Blackman

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Dear Entrepreneur

Letters from Those That Have Made it And Are Making It Happen

By Danny Bailey and Andrew Blackman

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Do you want to leave your 9-5?
Do you want to be your own boss?
Are you an entrepreneur?

Dear Entrepreneur is an unmissable collection of candid and inspiring letters from business founders who have been there and done it or who are building successful businesses right now.

However far along on your business adventure you may be, these letters are the perfect companion. Packed with must-read words of movers and shakers, they have been written by those who have been where you are and know what it will take to succeed.

“Not for one second has any of us regretted the moment we set up Innocent full time. If you’re thinking of setting up your own business, we couldn’t recommend it highly enough.”
– Richard Reed, Innocent Drinks.

About the author

Danny Bailey is a highly motivated 9-5 guy that loves thinking up new ideas and fiddling around with the backend of websites. He came up with the idea of Dear Entrepreneur by putting together his knowledge of publishing and business. He is a keen middle distance runner and general fitness fanatic.

About the author

Andrew Blackman is a final year university student studying Finance and Business. Having made his mind up from an early age that working in an office from 9-5 is not for him, he has actively pursued alternative avenues. His aim is to start up his own company once he graduates. He is a very keen sailor and football spectator.


“Candid and inspiring..a highly inspiring book that you can dip in and out of to get some brilliant ideas”
– FlyBe magazine

“A delightful and inspirational read…engaging, relevant and highly riveting”
– Start Your Business magazine

“Written in an easy to digest format, it is a book that can be picked up and read in small bites. The entrepreneur contributors here provide lots of practical advice in a nononsense manner.”

– Irish Times

Media coverage

From Fybe Business Uncovered:

If you’re bored of your 9-5 and thinking of setting up your own, this innovative book is soon going to become your favourite bedtime reading. The idea for the book was born when the authors contacted people for advice on how to start their own business. The response they received was so good that they… Read more »

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From Business Money :

We are all entitled to take a wry look at other successful businesses, and there is often no better way than by latching onto some useful notes. While the word entrepreneur has always harboured sketchy opinions, some good and some not so good, there is no denying a simple fact that our nation needs to… Read more »

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From Eyetease:

On Friday 15th March, Eyetease?s CEO embarked on a London road trip with authors of ?Dear Entrepreneur? (@DearTrep) – Danny Bailey and Andrew Blackman. Their new book is set to take the UK (and possibly the world!) by storm, with a compilation of handy tips and business secrets. The book adopts a unique style, with… Read more »

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From Enterprise Nation:

Dear Entrepreneur, our latest book, is a collection of more than 70 letters from successful entrepreneurs with the advice they wish they?d been given when they were just getting started. We?ll be running words of wisdom from the likes of Alyssa Smith, Boginabag and SuperJam over the next few weeks. Our first letter comes from… Read more »

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Foreword by Emma Jones

Letters from;

Alyssa Smith, AUDIOBOO, Bag That, BBOX, Bigger Feet, BLACKBERY FAYRE, Black Circles, BLESSING M, Bog in a Bag, BOOKING BUG, Bradley Mcloughlin, CHILANGO, Chokolit, CIVA, Clear Returns, CUSKI, Degree Art, DEUDIL, Eyetease, FRONT UP, Flamingo, FIG, Faceflow, GEORGE MARSHALL, Get Site Tracked, GNEWT CARGO, Gourmet Origins, HUMANIMA, Insider Trends, INNOCENT, Juniors Pantry, KABBEE, Karen Darby, LITTLE DISH, Mama Designs, KITTY AND DULCIE, Lux Fix, LOVE DA POPCORN, My Parce Delivery, MORPHSUTS, My Parcel Delivery, MBA, Naturlly Cool Kids, NIGEL BOTTERILL, Novam, NUBA COCKTAILS, OGL Marketing, PAGEHUB, The Pilates Pod, PLIMLICO PLUMBERS, Please Cycle, POIKOS, Poke London, SAFER MINI CABS, Shutl, SILENCE BREAKERS, Snooze Shade, SOCIALABLE, Soul Tree Wines, SUGRU, Sumo Drinks, SUPER JAM, Supertie, THE GIVING CARD, Ticket Tailor, TOY BOX LIVE, Trifle Creative, TURTLE TOTS, Unknown Prints, URBAN ALPHA, Value My Stuff, WEALTHY STUDENT, Weanie Beans, WOLDS TARGET ACCESSORIES, Work Around Me, YOUNG GUNS, Zac and Mo, ZIGWAGZ, Zone3

Summary by Danny and Andrew

Published: 14/12/2012
Edition: 1st
Pages: 224
Formats: paperback - ISBN 9781908003546
ebook - ISBN 9781908003539
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