Rachel Bridge Web

Ambition cover

Hello, I’m Rachel Bridge – welcome to my website. I write books about entrepreneurship, personal development and smart thinking. I have just written my sixth book, which look at successful people in all areas of life. It is called Ambition: Why it’s good to want more and How to get it. It will be published by Capstone on 26th February 2016 but is available to pre-order now from www.amazon.co.uk and from all good bookshops.

I have also written five best-selling books about entrepreneurs, including How to Make a Million before Lunch and How to start a Business without any Money, both published by Virgin Books.

I write about entrepreneurs and small businesses for The Telegraph and The Times, and I am advisor and content creator for the Virgin Pioneers website, which provides lots of useful information for entrepreneurs and small businesses. You can find it at wwww.virginmediapioneers.com.

When I’m not doing any of the above I make speeches about entrepreneurs and successful people at conferences, and run workshops and facilitate business events, round table sessions and panel discussions. I also occasionally perform my Edinburgh Festival fringe show, which comes with the added bonus of chocolate coins. I took a one-woman show about entrepreneurs, called How to Make a Million before Lunch, to the Edinburgh fringe festival in 2010 and plan to take another one, this time about successful people from all walks of life, to the festival in 2016. More details when I have them.

Please do follow me on Twitter @rachelbridge100 for details of when things are published, and of when and where I’m speaking next.

Events I have spoken at or facilitated recently have included: Jersey’s Festival of Words, Global Entrepreneurship Week, Association of British Credit Unions annual conference, Avanta small business roundtable, National Enterprise Network annual conference, Nectar Business Awards roundtable, Sage theatre at Accountex exhibition, International Women’s Day at the British Embassy in Paris, Discuss and Do Festival in Frome, Entrepreneur Live for schools.

Basically, I am fascinated by entrepreneurs and successful people and what we can learn from them, and more generally I am keen to support, encourage and inspire people to take control of their lives and pursue their dream, whatever that may be, and at whatever age and stage they are at in their lives.

So if you would like me to speak at your next event, or make your website into something special, please contact me on enquiries@rachelbridge.com. I would be delighted to talk to you. You can also follow me and contact me via Twitter at @rachelbridge100.

Incidentally, alongside my book How to Start a Business Without any Money I started my own teeny tiny business selling mugs and canvas bags with the word ENTREPRENEUR on them – the perfect present for all the budding entrepreneurs in your life. Both are available in deep pink or blue, you can buy them at www.entrepreneurthings.com . Here’s a picture:

Entrepreneur Things


I am a writer, journalist and public speaker specialising in entrepreneurship, personal development and smart thinking. I am the former Enterprise Editor of The Sunday Times and prior to that spent several years as a foreign correspondent for The Times based in Australia and France. My five books are: How I Made It, My Big Idea, You Can Do It Too, How to Make a Million before Lunch, and How to Start a Business without any Money. My sixth book, Ambition, will be published in March 2016.