Michelle Tresemer

Social media often shows us the best bits of business. Snapshots of entrepreneurial success. Overnight business prodigies. In reality, creating a successful business takes effort. It’s been about 3 months since becoming a full-time entrepreneur. This time has taught me 3 reasons why entrepreneurship is not for the fainthearted.

1. Building Character Hurts

Building a business over the last 90 days has built my character. Character are the values and principles within a person. One’s character is truly exposed under pressure. This process can be painful. Building a business is pressurising. I like the pressure. …


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In the space of a week in early April, three people close to me all asked do I have a business mentor. Although online videos and authors are great, after the third person I realised the importance of conversational mentorship. Thankfully I remembered I had online access to mentors through my WeWork Labs membership, kindly sponsored by WeWork & FounderVine.

I soon went on a Calendy booking spree. One of these mentoring sessions helped me to re-direct (“pivot”) the Mental Savage Book Club to become an Accountability Book Club for online entrepreneur’s (which we are currently beta testing). …


From studying a masters in Urban Planning, to working full time as a Regeneration Consultant to developing my start up acumen through accelerators and personal side projects — one thing I’ve learnt for certain is that mental resilience is essential.

Same Problem, Different Solution

This realisation is what led me to co-founding an online mental resilience focussed book club. Since leaving my corporate job in August 2020, I begun working on creating a mental strength community with my co-founder. Our first line of products was motivational screensavers targeted at young women. …


BBQ dinner after tour of sustainable hotel (Areias do Seixo)

Flying on a near empty plane from London Luton to Lisbon was strange to say the least. During early September I visited Lisbon on a entreprenrial networking trip. I’m grateful to my former University’s business department, LSE Generate, for organising this trip for Alumni and current students. The trip consisted of masterclass sessions organised by a variety of experts from Founders, Marketing specialists, chefs, academics working in tech, NGO practitioners and more. …


After venting to God, my friends & family I’ve somewhat been able to process my thoughts and feelings of anti-racists campaigns and the insidious events they’re campaigning against. Since faith without works is dead, and due to my naturally pragmatic attitude I strongly believe its time to act. However, we should be aware that solutions are not one dimensional.

Although this is a 400+ year story if you look at the history of police brutality in the USA against black people — we can’t really be surprised from a historical perspective, nonetheless any human being with a heart should have…


When the world was locked down I felt using zoom for work meetings seemed novel. I didn’t anticipate that 6 months later I’d be using zoom to do a speaking engagement.

On Thursday 10th September, along with a mixture of young black South London entrepreneurs and white professionals who work in tech, I spoke on a virtual panel titled ‘Empowering Inclusive Leadership’ on London Tech Week’s penultimate day. If you remember from my last article ‘public speaking’ was one of the skills I wanted to develop so it was a blessing to come across this opportunity co-organised by South London…


If Covid-19 has taught the world anything, it’s that nothing is secure. Why then would I voluntarily leave the security of a full time job and not have another one to go to?

Last Thursday 13th August, was the last day of my 4 week notice as a Graduate Regeneration Consultant at a city Real Estate firm. It was the day my entrepreneurial passions could finally-fully be realised. When I told my Igbo (South Eastern Nigerian) parents that I had quit my job, they were understandably concerned and shocked, but still supportive. …

Chijioke Anosike

Quit his full time job during a global pandemic to pursue his entrepreneurial passions

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