It can be a lonely place being an entrepreneur. And for a growing movement of founders that aren’t in it for the money, it can be even worse.
Those closest to you think you’re crazy, particularly if you have ambitions to leave a secure 9–5 job for the the rollercoaster ride that is entrepreneurship. Self-doubt, procrastination and a lack of skills means many great ideas never see the light of day.
Since 2012 The Happy Startup School has been on a mission to change that. We've helped thousands of people around the world to make the leap into the unknown and pursue a life and business rich with purpose.
In our thriving, friendly community you'll meet other founders, freelancers and changemakers that are doing business differently and learn a tried and tested approach for making your startup a happy one – where money and meaning meet.
Our vastly experienced coaches, powerful courses and time-saving tools will arm you with the confidence and permission to build a business that makes you come alive and allows you to achieve success on your own terms.
"The Happy Startup School is the antidote to business as usual, and when running yourself into the ground no longer make sense. Here’s a community of people that are living proof that a more human(e), healthy, loving and fun way of doing business - or indeed any kind of work - is more than possible." Agnes, UK
We're Laurence and Carlos, the founders of The Happy Startup School since 2012 (and friends since actual school). We've created this platform as an antidote to business as usual – where learning is fun and true friends are made, not just business contacts.
With more than 20 years experience each working with entrepreneurs and new businesses, we've curated some powerful resources and a thriving community of purpose-driven entrepreneurs that think like you do. These are crazy times and we're working hard to ensure you get the help you need, just when you need it.
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Many entrepreneurs we come across have trouble communicating their idea clearly. The two key challenges they face are: getting too bogged down in explaining the details of their solution and fear of failure/judgement. They focus too much on the solution and then are scare the people will say their solution is rubbish. If you've experienced this then this video should help
The source for the products we create in the world can either be from the inside-out (artist way) or the outside-in (entrepreneurs way). Watch to learn more.
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You'll meet marketeers & mentors; designers & developers; coaches & content writers; artists and accountants that you can trust and want to help.
"Having a community like the one The Happy Startup School has created is invaluable because they care about you and they care about your success. If you don't have a community, you can't benefit from years, literally hundreds of years of experience, like what we have here."
Chris Chopyak, author of Picture Your Business Strategy
The people you'll meet in this community are a different breed. Where others see competition and self-interest, they see collaboration.
The right question can transform a business. We ask the crunchy questions that get you thinking deeper.
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We firmly believe that vulnerability is the route to authentic connections, so we've created a safe space where we can sweat the big stuff.
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If there's something you'd like to see on the platform that's not already there (within reason), we'll create it for you!
We're so excited to meet you!
The Happy Startup team