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What's the big idea?

By Dr. Colin Coulthard |

Do you ever dream of being your own boss? Does the idea of creating something new appeal to you? Do you want to work at something that's truly yours?

Many people do. And I'm sure, like many people, you're just waiting for the right idea. I mean, after all, if only we'd thought of Facebook, then we'd all be billionaires, right?

Or perhaps you've already done it. You've quit work and are working on your plan to market purple marmalade (It looks like jam, but tastes of orange!™) and are pouring everything that you own into the idea to make it work...

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Feel the fear and do it anyway...

By Dr. Colin Coulthard |

 

When I wrote this blog,  I was packing my possessions up to move back in with my Mother. And I was mildly terrified…

Not because of my mother. She’s a perfectly reasonable human being. I lived with her for six months before I moved to London and it was fun.

No, I was mildly terrified because of what the move implied...

4 years ago I moved to London to launch our start-up. Now I’m moving away from London to get it on its feet.

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The joys of founding a start up

By Dr. Colin Coulthard |

 

Me, jumping out of my bathA few days ago, I was lying in bed, trying to get to sleep, and it came to me. “It” being the solution to something that had been nagging at me about Yourpressure.com for a few days. I’d seen a prototype version of our app, and although it was good, it wasn’t great. What I was struggling with was how best to communicate my vision to the people that I’m working with…

I have it!

And then it came to me.

We want to be “Headspace for healthcare”.

I was so excited that I couldn’t get to sleep for two hours afterwards. I couldn’t wait to talk to Richard about it...

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The most vital step in launching any business...

By Dr. Colin Coulthard |

 

In a previous blog, I wrote about the mistakes that we’d made so far. This is the first part of a series on how we’re starting to fix those mistakes, and form a coherent business plan.

Ideas are common

I think that like everyone who starts as an entrepreneur we were very protective of our idea. It was hard-won and precious. We’d spent a lot of time coming up with it. About two years to be exact. We’d had a few others, but this was it. This was the big one. This time next year Rodney, we’re going to be millionaires.

If only…

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