How to leave your day job and start your dream business

Family illness and bereavement, plus a pressing need for a lifestyle change, prompted Mark and Karen Owen to give up stressful nine to five jobs in the IT and telecoms industries, respectively. They moved to Wales to set up their hand-crafted chocolate business, Wickedly Welsh. After launching in April, the company, which is based in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, has just registered its 20,000th customer.

Although neither had any startup experience, Karen had worked as a chocolatier for four years – click here to read the rest of this article