Anyone Can Do It: Building Coffee Republic from Our Kitchen Table - 57 Real-Life Laws on Entrepreneurship

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John Wiley & Sons, May 14, 2004 - Business & Economics - 218 pages
Anyone Can Do It chronicles the start and evolution of a successful business dream. Beginning with the Hashemi siblings' first conversations (when the seed of the idea was planted) it follows the progress of Coffee Republic from business plan to the present day. Coffee Republic is now worth around 50m with 90 outlets around the UK.

This is a start-up business book for real people. Sahar and Bobby take the reader step by step through every aspect of starting and growing a business from asking 'why?' and writing the plan to hiring staff and letting go. The book is illustrated throughout with inspirational anecdotes from their own experience. It is a very personal story of dreaming, acting and succeeding offering a myriad of lessons for aspiring entrepreneurs and blowing apart the myth that only 'special' people start successful businesses.

 

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Contents

CHAPTER ONE CAN ANYONE BE AN ENTREPRENEUR? TO BE OR NOT TO BE AN ENTRPRENEUR
1
CHAPTER TWO THE IDEA CHAPTER DO YOU HAVE A LIGHT BULB OR DO YOU NEED TO FIND ONE?
25
CHAPTER THREE MARKET RESEARCH
37
CHAPTER FOUR WRITING THE BUSINESS PLAN
65
CHAPTER FIVE RAISING MONEY FOR YOUR IDEA
91
CHAPTER SIX IMPLEMENTATION
99
CHAPTER SEVEN BEING IN BUSINESS IF YOU BUILD IT WILL THEY COME?
135
CHAPTER EIGHT GROWING FROM BIRTH TO MATURITY
151
ROLADEX
194
INDEX
196
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Sahar and Bobby Hashemi are the sister and brother team who built Coffee Republic, the UK’s original high street coffee chain. Giving up highly paid professional jobs, she a lawyer in London and he an investment banker in New York, they staked everything on a dream – to create the best coffee chain in Britain. Eight years later they are two of the most successful and high profile entrepreneurs.

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