In 2013 entrepreneurial thinking became a popular topic of discussion and many of our speakers have spread the message that entrepreneurs are the future of business and will benefit our economy.
Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Group, believes that 2014 is set to be the year of the entrepreneur and many of our entrepreneurial speakers would agree with him. People are now seeing entrepreneurial thinking as a positive thing and it is being encouraged in schools, for children who are less academic and more business minded.
Some of our most impressive speakers are self made businessmen and women and have become hugely successful. Richard Reed is the co-founder of Innocent Drinks, a company he started with two of his friends, which has now been sold to Coca Cola for millions. Richard speaks to audiences about his Innocent journey and he encourages people to think creatively.
Sahar Hashemi is the co-founder of Coffee Republic; she was originally a lawyer in London before she teamed up with her brother to start a popular coffee shop chain in the UK called Coffee Republic. Sahar believes it is important that people think like entrepreneurs even in big companies as it helps them to become more innovative.
Will Butler-Adams is an entrepreneur and the head of Brompton Bikes, he has transformed the company over the last ten years and is an advocate for the ‘Make it in Great Britain Campaign’ as well as a trustee for Speakers4Schools.
Richard Branson has stated that entrepreneurs in 2014 ‘will need to focus upon having a purpose beyond profit for their business.’ He believes that ‘Technology is helping every business, large and small to move forwards, which will only increase in the coming year. Now, entrepreneurs can build companies at a fraction of the cost in the past.’ Thus there are more opportunities for entrepreneurs in 2014 than ever before.
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