Charlie Smedley’s business rollercoaster story – Fear of starting out

January 15th, 2015 .
Authored by Annabel Venner .
1 min read
Charlie Smedley

We’ve all heard the saying – running a business can be a bit of a rollercoaster experience. The fear of starting out, the highs and lows, the exhilarating moments, and the addictive nature of it all. So we decided to interview some of our lovely customers on that very topic. At Thorpe Park. On rollercoasters.

Here’s the wonderful Charlie Smedley – founder of A Space For Art (external link) (and a Hiscox business insurance customer) – describing his fear of starting out in business.

Warning: contains contagious laughter.


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And here’s Charlie’s full story:

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Annabel Venner

Annabel Venner is Global Brand Director at Hiscox, she is also one of our Partners which she balances alongside being made a Fellow of The Marketing Society and winner of Financial Service Forum's Marketer of the Year 2012. Prior to Hiscox, she spent nine years at Coca-Cola establishing herself as a driver of growth. Venner is a regular speaker and judge at The Festival of Marketing.