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Jason Nichols
JUMPING INTO ENTREPRENEUR’S LIFE [PT. 2]

JUMPING INTO ENTREPRENEUR’S LIFE [PT. 2]

(12 things I’ve learnt about starting a startup - part 2) In part 1 of the twelve things I’ve learnt since leaving corporate life and starting my own business, I wrote about the excitement, the flexibility and the amazing people I’ve met since venturing out on my own. In this second part, I continue my observations about the differences between corporate life and startup life, with another six ups and downs on this rollercoaster ride. Hold on tight… 1.     You have to make all the decisionsSome more irony for me here as when I used to manage a relatively large...

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Jason Nichols
JUMPING INTO ENTREPRENEUR’S LIFE [PT. 1]

JUMPING INTO ENTREPRENEUR’S LIFE [PT. 1]

(12 things I’ve learnt about starting a startup - part 1) Corporate life had its moments; good and bad, more bad towards the end. But I didn’t appreciate how comfortable it really was until after I’d left: the guaranteed monthly paycheque; the free office with all the mod-cons; the multi-million pound budgets (of someone else’s money); the relatively little consequence when anything went wrong etc etc. Of course, all of these things become irrelevant on a day to day basis, when you’re battling with corporate politics, or someone’s over-bearing ego, or feeling unvalued for the meaningless work you’re slaving over,...

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Jason Nichols
ORIGINS - THE ROOTS OF MOTHER'S DAY

ORIGINS - THE ROOTS OF MOTHER'S DAY

Origins - The roots of Mother's Day We all know that Mother’s Day is a time to give thanks to your mum. A chance to be grateful for all that she’s taught you, shown you,  and put up with over the years. It’s a tradition which allows us to take a moment to reflect, and be thankful – a positive and welcomed tradition. However, who really knows where the tradition of Mother’s Day comes from? Unlike the story of Christmas or Easter which is drummed into us from when we’re Primary school, the origins of Mother’s day are not well-known. ...

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BARISTA REVIEW - SWISS WATER DECAF

BARISTA REVIEW - SWISS WATER DECAF

In his final review, Daniel Clarke, coffee barista and barista trainer, tries out our Swiss Water Decaf coffee bags from Peru. We love Daniel’s poetic descriptions of his coffee experience and his great suggestions for pairing our coffee bags with food. So grab yourself a cake and a coffee and enjoy the read…   INTRODUCTION TO THE DECAF PERU COFFEE BAG Welcome back coffee lovers. Join me as I brew and review another gourmet coffee bag from Bristol company New Kings Coffee. In this review I shall explore the Decaf Peru coffee bag, the tasting, some thoughts on fair trade and organic coffee, and the...

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