How to Apply an Entrepreneurial Mindset in Corporations by Sahar Hashemi

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Sahar Hashemi co-founded Coffee Republic, the UK’s first US-style coffee bar chain. However, as Coffee Republic grew into a large company, Sahar saw that its entrepreneurial spirit was being stifled. Although larger companies need discipline and structure, Sahar believes that there is no reason to lose the entrepreneurial habits that got them started. In a world that’s changing faster than we can keep up with, it’s becoming increasingly important to readopt creativity and innovation at every level of the organisation. Today, Sahar helps to instil entrepreneurial habits in large companies.

About Sahar Hashemi

Sahar Hashemi co-founded Coffee Republic and built it into one of the UK’s most recognised high street brands with a turnover of £30m. Giving up her career as a lawyer in London, she staked everything on a dream… and made Coffee Republic one of the main early players in the ‘coffee revolution’.