This week, we were invited to a celebration of the most powerful 100 entrepreneurs that give back to the UK’s entrepreneurial community. We were delighted to be included in the Smith & Williamson Power 100, amongst a diverse array of CEOs, MBEs and campaigners.
The event kicked off with a lively panel debate. Steven Bartlett, founder of Social Chain (right in photo), spoke passionately about the power of self-belief, having dropped out of school to become a social media millionaire. Simon Woodroffe, founder of YO! Sushi (left in photo), advised us to, “Say yes to as much as possible”. Neeta Patel, CEO of New Entrepreneurs Foundation, recognised how much hard work goes into being an entrepreneur. Sarah Luxford, founder of Women in Tech, spoke about the need to encourage women into entrepreneurship as well as tech and, Carl Reader, The Start Up Coach, encouraged everyone to focus on the bottom line. We were pretty star-struck as we took on board the advice and wisdom from some of the biggest movers and shakers on the UK entrepreneurship scene. We met some incredible people at the event, with great ideas in all sectors from all over the UK. It was really inspirational, talking to entrepreneurs about how they found a gap in the market and what they did about it.
Why We Made the Smith & Williamson Power 100
We were chosen because of the work we do, helping entrepreneurs, small businesses and consultants write, publish and sell books that can take their business to the next level. Over the past few years, we have worked with lots of authors who realise the power of having a book and how it can grow their brand. Sometimes we work with established entrepreneurs such as Paul Fiske, author of Flatsnout Fitness, who runs a boxing coaching company. These entrepreneurs use their book to expand their reach and get media coverage. However, we also work with authors who are undergoing a career change and just starting out on the first steps of the entrepreneurial path, like Rohini Rathour. She wrote Leading Ladies:Inspiring stories of women who found their purpose with passion , which she used to set her stall out and get noticed. We work with entrepreneurs in all sectors, from music to fashion to business, and everything in between. If you look at the most successful entrepreneurs in the world, they all have bestselling books that promote their brand and share their story; now those operating at a much smaller scale can use the same tool to the same end.
As entrepreneurs ourselves, it’s really rewarding to help others grow their businesses. It’s great to be able to use our expertise and experience to help others in the entrepreneurial community to self-publish books that establish their authority, raise their profile and ultimately get them more clients. If you are interested in finding out what a book could do to grow your business, please get in touch.