The idea of a dream business means something different to everyone. Yet more and more people are discovering that quitting the nine to five to start something on their own terms is key to a happier future.
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From a seasonal flower farmer, florist and seed forager in France to a concept store and tea room in Thailand, you'll find incredible founders from all around the world and their inspiring stories – the exact sort of businesses we've dreamed of opening in the past.
Inside find out about an off-grid, mirrored guesthouse on an extinct volcano in Mexico; a beachside coffee bar, roastery and skate park in the Philippines; a surf school in Morocco; a guesthouse, chef residency and orchard overlooking Mount Etna in Italy; a collective creating space for people of color in the wilderness in the US; a handcrafted furniture workshop and showroom – plus a donut and coffee shop – in Japan; and lots more dream businesses all around the world.
Plus: alongside the photo essays, read up on industry trends and deep dives that take you all around the world. We've distilled years of insights to help you take the first step towards launching your own dream business.