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Dear Entrepreneur: Letters from Those That Have Made it And Are Making It Happen by Andrew Blackman, Danny Bailey

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Young Guns

Dear Entrepreneur,

In 2005, my brother and I set up a music company from a bedroom in South London with nothing but a £1,500 overdraft and a mission. We noticed that musicians were graduating from top music colleges with little idea about how to market themselves and that few were effectively harnessing their talent. We seized the opportunity to link artists with the music and event industries and Young Guns was born.

Looking back, growing organically whilst working within our means is the best strategy we could have followed. We developed an ethos where we would never report a financial loss and we found our feet naturally. We had some exciting achievements, including signing bands in major deals to record companies, creating ...

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