Who gives a damn?

If there's one thing that freaks out startups of all ages, it's finding and growing a solid customer base. And while failure statistics are often exaggerated, the main cause of things heading south is an inability to flog our wares. Here are a couple of stories that may just help.

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Robert Gerrish
Making a mark in the inner city

While redundancy can be traumatic for many, for some it’s a release. One such person is Ingrid Thompson. While she may not have known quite where she was headed, she had no doubt it was going to be good. Her approach to finding her path was unusual and it worked.

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Robert Gerrish
Why Mike Staniford traded a harbour view for a brick wall

After an impressive career, latterly as creative head of a global branding and design consultancy, Mike Staniford walked away. With no desire to scale to that lofty corporate position again, he loves his new life. These days he spends much of his time either staring at a brick wall or making a mess in a disused loading dock. So what’s he up to? Let’s find out.

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Robert Gerrish