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Serving Your Way to the Top

Those who have done a few internships will know that working hard for someone else on little or no pay can be extremely challenging. The opportunity to contribute to and learn from an amazing company is invaluable, but let’s be real, we all have our days. The days where other work or education commitments overwhelm you, the days where you desire more time for personal projects, the days where you just can’t be bothered. Whether you’re an intern, or full-time employee, getting up for work is a battle sometimes. I’ve learnt that if I’ve agreed to fill a certain role, it’s important to honour that. There’s always the freedom to opt-out, but as long as I’m in, I’m in. I...

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Getting Experience with No Experience

I’m currently running social media for Vitae, but started as an intern with minimal experience in both social media and fashion. We’ve all been in the frustrating position of seeking experience that requires previous experience. It doesn’t make much sense. I’ve found that being proactive with the resources and network you already have can go a  long way. Start a blog, vlog with your phone, go to workshops, join online groups, volunteer for a charity - the list goes on, you just have to be creative. It’s tempting to wait for opportunities to come to you, but you’ll find that many success stories start with people creating their own experience. I remember having an empty CV that could only boast...

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Can you really put family first when running a business?

Anyone that truly knows me knows that I am a family man above all else. I love my family and the concept of family so much that when I have friends I choose to relate to them as if they were my family. One of the more challenging things for me as an entrepreneur has been finding the right work life balance. This has been difficult for me and I have often got it wrong. When I first started Vitae London I was working 17 hour days trying to get this idea off the ground. My wife works 9-6pm (often longer) as an accountant so when I came home she was often asleep so should could be alert and ready...

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What becoming a father has taught me about building business

Since starting Vitae London I have learnt so many lessons along the way which have equipped me to be better at building and nurturing the business. Today marks 4 weeks since my wife brought our beautiful daughter Sienna into the world and I feel this has taught me even more valuable lessons. There are many parallels between the nurturing of a new born and a new business; here are the key ones that have stood out to me and biggest lessons that translate:1. Set yourself up for the win Picture this; It’s 4am, I’m in a deep sleep and my wife gives me the loving tap to change our daughter. At first I would just go for it and do...

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Ode to Autumn

As we’re about to enter 2017's final quarter, Autumn has crept in with the cooler weather in tow. While there’s so much to love about the vibrant Summer months, Autumn is welcomed and adored by many. The change in weather transforms green leaves to rich shades of amber that adorn the streets beneath us. With every swift kick of a leaf pile, the sky invites thick clouds to mask the sun. However, every once in a while, sunlight peers through the pale blanket, and its rays dance across rainy pavements, creating the Autumn golden glow we know so well. Nature seems to be the greatest inspiration, reflected in fashion’s aesthetic shift as this new season settles in. Browns, creams, warm reds,...

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