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Martyn Dawes is a successful entrepreneur. He founded his first business, MDA (Martyn Dawes Associates) in the recession of 1991. That business continues to trade successfully to this day (now called Dawes Ryan Consulting).
His idea for Coffee Nation came from a combination of seeing how many cups of coffee were being sold in convenience stores in New York and reading about the business model ... Read more on Martyn Dawes
"Wake Up and Sell the Coffee is set to help more of Britain's entrepreneurs dream big and achieve big. It's refreshingly frank and an invaluable resource for anyone with genuine ambitions to build their own business." - Franchiseek
"Martyn Dawes's book can only help an increasing amount of start-up companies survive and go on to become high growth companies." - UK Business News
"Offers today's start-ups invaluable guidance" - Flybe
"One of the most fascinating books about the coffee business." - Boughton's Coffee House
Ireland has a strong enterprise culture and the number of new businesses started here continues to grow year- by-year. Nonetheless, the odds of survival let alone growth are not high. A new book, ...Read more
There are hundreds of start-ups and small businesses looking to be the next big thing. Coffee Nation was one of the few coffee success stories despite the huge growth in coffee consumption in the UK ...Read more
UK Business News
Not to be mistaken with Ann Landers? ?Wake Up and Smell the Coffee? or ?Wake Up and Smell the Profit?, a guide to making more money in your coffee business ? Wake Up And Sell The Coffee is the new ...Read more
This was on my holiday reading list as I headed to South Africa, along with the latest William Boyd novel. A real case of Yin and Yang.
Wake Up and Sell the Coffee! is the story of Coffee Nation, ...
Real Business catches up with Martyn Dawes to discuss how he built Coffee Nation before selling it for £23m in less than 10 years.
Martyn Dawes admits that when he founded Coffee Nation he wasn?t ...
The Irish Times
Here, Dawes charts the story of how he built Coffee Nation from an initial £50,000 personal investment into a business that he sold for £23 million 12 years later. The story starts with him ...Read more
Why is it some entrepreneurs find it so hard to ask for help? Entrepreneur Martyn Dawes shares how mentors played an integral part in his success
The idea of a coach or mentor may seem at odds with ...
Fresh Business Thinking
When I started Coffee Nation I thought I had found an idea that was good to run with - simple to operate takeaway coffee dispensers installed in newsagents and convenience stores across the UK.
In Wake Up and Sell the Coffee, Martyn Dawes, founder of Coffee Nation, aims to help ambitious entrepreneurs to think big and become tomorrow's high-growth success.
While Britain has a strong ...
Boughton's Coffee House
One of the most fascinating books about the coffee business has appeared ? it is the story of Coffee Nation, the pioneer of self-serve real-coffee machines in service areas and other high-footfall ...Read more
I imagine some Quality World readers wouldn?t pick up this book because they?d expect it to be lacking in quality management news. However, the truth is they?ll be missing out.
Martyn Dawes, founder ...