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The Monocle Book of Entrepreneurs
Our new book includes canny case studies of 100 businesses that succeeded, ideas on where to base your business and advice from more than 50 industry experts on everything from finding funding to scaling up. Order your copy at The Monocle Shop.
Gaja: the next generation of winemakers
Five generations after Giovanni Gaja founded his eponymous winery in the Piedmont town of Barbaresco, the family continues to produce some of Italy’s best vintages. Their uncompromising commitment to quality is helping to maintain one of the world’s finest vintners.
Monocle preview: The Entrepreneurs 2020
The second issue of The Entrepreneurs comes at a time when many founders and owners will be facing the biggest challenge of their careers. To help, we’ve compiled a timely compendium of advice and stories from some of the world’s most resilient businesses, big and small. What tools do you need to survive? And where are the opportunities? Find out here.Available now at The Monocle Shop
Greece’s second city is defiantly bouncing back from the economic crisis and welcoming an increasingly international crowd. We meet the brave residents who set up shop in the tough times and are now finding success – as well as offering reasons to be hopeful about the country’s future.
Palma has kept its charm for young creatives despite its tourist-trodden streets. We meet the people keeping this city alive.
Gunsan: building on the past
Natives and newcomers to Gunsan in South Korea are creating quirky bars, art spaces and a bright future for this charming outpost.
Entrepreneurs: The Nunhead Gardener
Monocle Films heads to the leafy suburbs of southeast London, where entrepreneurs Peter Milne and Alex Beltran have given up their corporate jobs to set up a charming garden centre.
Making it in the city: Vienna ateliers
Monocle Films paid a visit to six of our favourite Viennese ateliers and discovers that you can create jobs and wealth with downtown workshops – and the sound of the odd hammer.
Drive and Ambition
Italy’s motor city has long suffered from being painted with a very grey brush. However, as Monocle found out, it is Turin’s industrial heritage that is providing the inspiration and technical expertise to spur on a booming community of designers. We meet the creative minds who are playing on the city’s strengths to create a new image for Piedmont’s capital.
On the paper trail
Who needs paper in a world dominated by technology? Kenji Hall finds out as he visits Kakimori, a small stationery shop nestled in Tokyo's Kuramae neighbourhood.
Fogo Island — Part 1: Entrepreneurship
With a population of just 2,400 Fogo Island, off the coast of Newfoundland, is an inspiring example of how rural communities can be brought back to life. In the first film of our two-part series we profile Zita Cobb and her Shorefast entrepreneurial vision for the island.
From a breed of sheep brought back from extinction in the Italian Dolomites to vintage recipes revitalizing the dairy business in a remote part of Norway, Monocle films brings you inspiring tales of mountain producers on a mission.
The high life
Each Swiss valley has its own culture - even language. Locals make the most of their isolation but also know how to sell their skills. The Lower Engadine has perfected this lost-world vibrancy.
THE MONOCLE BRIEFINGS: Craftsmanship
Some cities come to mind straight away when you think of craft and design, but it's also true that untapped markets offer opportunities for entrepreneurship. We talk to designers and artisans in Shanghai, Bradford, Winter Park in Florida and Nový Bor in the Czech Republic, who are reclaiming neglected traditions, adding a contemporary twist and attracting a new, global market.