The Coffee Issue

From bean to cup, this issue covers the whole process with two very special interviews. 

Anyone lucky enough to call Leeds home, as I am privileged enough to, are going to feel a swell of pride when they read the stories of Mandeep and Holly on how they created businesses which I am certain are going to be considered lynchpins of the city in the years to come.

This issue is an essential read for anyone looking to understand the challenges of opening a physical retail space in a rapidly-changing city, the importance of growing a loyal following as well as the way businesses can be used to instil meaningful change without sacrificing profit. 


The Interviews

The Articles


New issues of Inkbike are released as often as I can write them. While I know it’s tempting to keep revisiting the website a couple of times a day because you love the content just THAT much (gosh, I’m flattered); there are more efficient way of staying up to date with the latest content!

The easiest way is to head to the bottom of the page and enter your email into the box. All this does is email the latest content straight to you when it’s posted so you don’t even have to leave your inbox to get reading – you’ll never get spam, ever.

Alternatively you can follow Inkbike on Facebook, LinkedIn or Instagram to get regular updates so you’re not waiting on the next issue.

Enjoy, and catch you next time,

Kaeyo

The Blogger’s Issue

Featuring two interviews with people that inspire me on an astonishingly regular basis; this issue is for anyone that’s looking to get share their views, connect with an audience and create an engaged community.

The need for a platform to share thoughts is nothing new, the desire of the world to engage with a community is what has led to the rise of some of the biggest companies that the world has ever known – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Reddit and Pinterest are just some of the key players that have capitalised on that fact.

The recent decline of Facebook as a platform that caters to this need is representative of the fact that many are not getting back from these platforms what they initially hoped to.

Maybe this is because they’ve realised that the community of friends/followers they’ve amassed since first creating accounts are not people that they are able to connect with in a meaningful way any more. 

Blogging can be a way of finding that audience with whom you can meaningfully connect with over topics that are important to you, as well as a business in it’s own right. They can be a tool to achieve fulfilment or address important issues.

Better yet, it can be done through any medium; not just articles and blogs in the traditional sense.

Gemma and Hannah did just that – and their stories are fantastic, I can’t wait for you to read them.


The Interviews

The Articles


New issues of Inkbike are released as often as I can write them. While I know it’s tempting to keep revisiting the website a couple of times a day because you love the content just THAT much (gosh, I’m flattered); there are more efficient way of staying up to date with the latest content!

The easiest way is to head to the bottom of the page and enter your email into the box. All this does is email the latest content straight to you when it’s posted so you don’t even have to leave your inbox to get reading – you’ll never get spam, ever.

Alternatively you can follow Inkbike on FacebookLinkedIn or Instagram to get regular updates so you’re not waiting on the next issue.


Catch you next time,

Kaeyo

The Bootstrap Issue

For most of us, any new business or venture is going to either be bootstrap, or incorporate a lot of bootstrap characteristics.

To anyone unfamiliar with the concept, bootstrapping in business means starting one without any external help or capital – i.e. the only money you have to get things going is whatever you have in the bank.

Fortunately, starting a business this way is easier than it ever has been before since there’s an internets worth of free tools and services available for you to use.

In this issue, we speak with an ambitious founder of a bootstrap FinTech startup – Simplee. 

Learn what it takes to manage a team across three different continents, validating your idea and start to get things off the ground.


The Interview

The Articles


New issues of Inkbike are released as often as I can write them. While I know it’s tempting to keep revisiting the website a couple of times a day because you love the content just THAT much (gosh, I’m flattered); there are more efficient way of staying up to date with the latest content!

The easiest way is to head to the bottom of the page and enter your email into the box. All this does is email the latest content straight to you when it’s posted so you don’t even have to leave your inbox to get reading – you’ll never get spam, ever.

Alternatively you can follow Inkbike on Facebook, LinkedIn or Instagram to get regular updates so you’re not waiting on the next issue.

Enjoy, and catch you next time,

Kaeyo