Like most new ventures, Global Entrepreneurship Week started with an idea. What if there was a global movement to inspire people everywhere to unleash their ideas and take the next step in their entrepreneurial journey? Now an established event, 77 countries have now officially signed on—and 3 million people participating it is a celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. During one week each November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators.
We decided to celebrate our home grown entrepreneurs by running ‘A day in the life of a Jersey entrepreneur’ campaign on social media where innovative individuals living in Jersey had an opportunity to share their personal insights on what drives them to success. Click on the links below for the full story or check out our Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn feeds.
Alex Luxo-Piazza, Founder, The Loving Chair Company – ‘Although not much of a morning person doing something creative makes you realise how boring it would be to work just to make money. It’s just easier to get out of bed and look forward to 12 hours of work if you’re making the world a brighter and better place.’ Read more here.
Nigel Le Quesne, Founder, JTC Group – What drives Nigel? ‘The opportunity to keep improving the business and building upon what we have already achieved and more recently the sheer joy of being alive and well.’ Read more here.
Glenda Rivoallan, Founder, Club Soulgenic – ‘The thing which inspires the most energy with respect to my business, is knowing that I’m bringing one of my ideas to fruition. It’s motivating, creating a business which gives opportunities to many other people.’ Read more here.
Luke Smith, Founder, Purpose – ‘I spend each day with lots of different people and my daily goal is to improve their lives in some way through the interactions I have with them’ Read more here.
Vicky Boarder, Owner, Fresh Fish Company – There aren’t many things Vicky would change in her day. Read more here.
Kristina Le Feuvre, Owner, aMaizin! Adventure Park – ‘Hard work, a good head for numbers and the ability to make quick decisions.’ Read more here.
Sam Watts, Jersey Orchid & Sleep Well Milk – What drives Sam? ‘To be in a position where we have the freedom, in time and money, to give, learn and enrich our lives and the lives of those close to us.’ Read more here.
Damon Eastwood, Founder, Switch – What the secret to success? ‘There’s no magic formula, it’s simple hard graft and perseverance.’ Read more here.
Dr Tessa Hartmann, Founder, Hartmann House – What gets Tessa out of bed in the morning? The ability to wake up and see the sunshine. Add a dash of adrenaline fuelled excitement for what each day brings – it’s always different. Ideas, creativity and a ‘can-do’ attitude for all that the day holds is imperative. Read more here