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Archive for ‘January, 2013’

A ‘cracking’ startup: Peppermongers

We recently came across Peppermongers, a startup of two chaps who devote themselves to providing families in the UK with exceptional quality pepper from around the world. Co founders Tom Alcott & Pete Gibbons met during childhood and soon started …

Treat that dream with respect

via David Hieatt If you’re one of those forward-thinking entrepreneurs that wants to build a happy startup in 2013, then why not apply for a place on our initial workshops (starting in Brighton & London in February). Our first workshops will be ve…

Without the ‘why?’ there’s no wind

Purpose, passion & brand Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the ‘why?’ in business. And no-one articulates this better than David Hieatt of Hiut Jeans (also Do Lectures and formerly Howies the clothing label) in this video interview. As he says…

The amazing Innocent Drinks startup story

image via enviableworkplace.com It’s fair to say Richard Reed, CEO of Innocent Drinks has mastered the art of branding. You’ll know when you’re on the mark if your product makes people smile. Click on Innocent Drinks’ website, I dare you. Go…

What is a happy startup?

We had a great response to our launch event in London (slides from Laurence’s intro talk are above). There was a really interesting mix of folk there and some great questions and discussion. We kicked off with this video to set the mood :) It seem…

MOO who? – a remarkable startup story

image via onefinestay Moo.com are another company that continue to inspire us here at the happy startup school HQ. Here’s a business that devotes itself to great company culture alongside remarkable customer service. Two components that undoubtedl…

Everyone has two films

Everyone has two films. Imagine on your deathbed you were able to see two films of your life: One showed highlights of what you actually achieved. And then the other showed highlights of what you could have achieved with your ability, your talent,…