End Point

Small Business

Observation— London

Preface

For inspiration to start your own business, just take a walk in your local shopping district. That run-down pub or dreary café could be begging to be transformed into your own venture and could spawn a thousand dreams and ideas, writes Tyler Brûlé.

Architecture, Branding, Cafe, Innovation, Neighbourhood, Property, Retail, Urbanism

Now that you’ve digested both our main issue and the accompanying small business guide, what should you do? If you’re already a small-business owner, have you been inspired to expand, acquire a competitor or invest in more space? Or perhaps sell your operation and start something new? If you’re still shackled to a too comfortable chair in a less than ­dynamic multinational, what’s it going to take to set yourself free and get excited about starting each new day? What’s going to shift you from rolling to bouncing out of bed and restore that spring…

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