This authoritative, focused guide by two of the UK’s brightest young entrepreneurs – The Apprentice runner-up, Bianca Miller-Cole and serial entrepreneur, Byron Cole – is a comprehensive toolkit for anyone who wants to make a success of running their own business.
Featuring interviews with well known entrepreneurs, entertainers and industry experts, the book covers every tier of the business development process, from start-up to exit, offering practical, implementable and global advice on the start up process.
Bianca Miller-Cole is an award-winning entrepreneur, workshop facilitator and public speaker.
In 2012, Bianca started her first business ‘The Be Group’ to provide a 360 degree personal branding solution to individuals and organisations, to assist them in identifying and analysing the impact of marketing oneself on their career trajectory.
In 2014, Bianca was the runner-up on The Apprentice, the BBC television series in which candidates compete in front of millions of viewers to go into business partnership with multi-millionaire tycoon, Lord Sugar. In 2015, Bianca launched innovative hosiery & fashion brand, Bianca Miller London which has since been retailed in Topshop, QVC, Morleys department stores etc. She is an in-demand public speaker and was awarded a Power Profile by Linked in 2016 for being one of the ten most influential people on the networking site.
Bianca’s client list reads like the whose who of global businesses and includes the likes of Accenture, EY, PWC, HSBC, Barclays, Mercer, Olswang LLP, KPMG, BNY Mellon, LSE, Kings College London, Nominet and Microsoft etc.
Byron Cole is an award-winning serial entrepreneur, public speaker, investor, philanthropist and mentor to entrepreneurs and students.
In a career spanning almost a decade, he has been intimately involved in 12 business start-ups as a director, investor or shareholder. Byron currently acts as a consultant to Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and several other businesses – across various industries – at the start of their journey. His specialism lies in advising and assisting SMEs that have commenced trading, but which are not yet generating revenue.
Byron’s success in business is an authentic ‘rags-to-riches’ story, if ever one was told. From growing up on largest council estate in Europe to starting one of his first businesses out in a small office in Surrey, which was barely large enough to accommodate more than one desk, Byron’s fledgling company has grown exponentially.