A new book set to inspire the next generation of entrepreneur is now ready for pre-order. Succeeding as a Young Entrepreneur: Lessons in Life and Business is written by Harvey Morton, one of the UK’s leading young digital minds. Having set up his first company making greeting cards aged just 15, he established Harvey Morton Digital in 2016, growing it into one of Yorkshire’s most successful digital agencies.
The book tells his inspirational story from being bullied at school, where he was told by teachers that he would never succeed, to winning his first business award when he was just 14 years old. Now aged 25, he’s an Ambassador for Youth Employment UK and has an extensive client base that includes Santander, Sheffield Hallam University, BBC Bitesize, Alton Towers and Ellesse Sportswear.
Harvey Morton says: “I’d always had the goal in mind of one day writing a book and after doing various careers talks in schools, colleges and universities, I was shocked to learn that there wasn’t a book for young people wanting to start their own business or considering self-employment as a career option. Everything was aimed at an older audience and young people today often don’t associate being self-employed with careers they potentially want to move into. I wanted to fill this gap in the market with an educational, how-to guide on how to start a business while sharing my own story too.”
Succeeding as a Young Entrepreneur is an essential first step on the path to success, highlighting the need to be passionate about what you do, giving back when you can and working hard towards your goals, irrespective of how many times you fail. It gives practical advice around self-development, assessing risks, planning, getting to know your customers, maintaining your mental health and with the main aim of encouraging the reader to take advantage of all opportunities.
Harvey adds: “I want to inspire children in schools and students at universities to believe anything is possible. Self-employment and enterprise is often forgotten about as a viable career option, and with the rise of platforms like TikTok and more of us doing side hustles to supplement our income, the focus on self-employment is greater than ever. I’ve been on a huge whirlwind journey since starting my business aged 15, and I want to share everything I’ve learn with the next generation. My book isn’t just for students though; I hope it’s valuable to anyone at any stage of life looking to start a business.”
The book has already received rave reviews within the industry with Laura-Jane Rawlings, CEO of Youth Employment UK calling it “a truly insightful read. Harvey’s story should be an inspiration to all of us. This book, full of practical tips and thoughtful personal insight, is a must-read for everyone.” While Sharon Blyfield OBE, Head of Early Careers and Apprenticeships GB at Coca-Cola Europacific Partners says: “This book is a real inspiration about how to succeed and use every advantage that you can – the hints and tips that Harvey shares throughout the book are invaluable.” And Ben Dyer, award-winning entrepreneur calls it “a gem for any young people looking at starting up a business.”