Making It: The Reality of Today's Entrepreneurs

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MAKING IT: THE REALITY OF TODAY'S ENTREPRENEURS 1987 Weidenfeld & Nicholson This is the story of people who thought that there was a 'better way' in the United Kingdom today. Rather than being on the scrapheap of unemployment, they set out to make money, to become entrepreneurs, to sell their talents, to market their products, to invent and to innovate, to find loopholes in the law and in the red tape of bureaucracy. This isn't a book about the Conrans and the Halperns, who somehow managed to scale the summits of entrepreneurial success, it's about the other entrepreneurs who tried: Tom Pierce, the 'King of Ladies' Tights' from Belfast; Emily Malak, the Egyptian immigrant who started off cleaning lavatories in Liverpool and eventually became a millionaire by buying and selling property; Barney Eastwood, Barry McGuigan's ex-manager; Tommy Toumasos, who was running a takeaway food business in Birmingham when he was just seventeen; the Funeral Directors who 'diversified'; the Sheffield cutlery manufacturers who were wise to foreign imports and went for quality; Mr and Mrs Seerani, who gambled everything to publish children's books warning about child molesters. 'Making It' tells of initiative, courage and determination - but also about the odds stacked against making anything today.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherWeidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN (Print)978-0297792574
Publication statusPublished - 1987


  • Psychology


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