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Anyone Can Do It

Number 1 on the Amazon business chart.

Translated into six languages and distributed internationally.

‘Anyone Can Do It’ tells the story of high street coffee chain, Coffee Republic.

The book is written jointly by Sahar and Bobby Hashemi and describes the journey of turning Coffee Republic from an idea into a high street brand. The book tackles some of the fears and answers some of the elusive questions about what it really takes to become an entrepreneur. It’s a personal story about two people who stopped ‘thinking about it’ and ‘did it’.

The book is aimed at budding entrepreneurs and those starting up businesses, as well as corporate mangers seeking to understand the entrepreneurial mindset in order to be more creative within a corporate environment. The book has been endorsed by the DTI, The Princes Trust and Institute of Directors.


Anyone Can Do It chronicles the start and evolution of a successful business dream. Beginning with the Hashemi siblings' first conversations (when the seed of the idea was planted) it follows the progress of Coffee Republic from business plan to the present day.

This is a start-up business book for real people. Sahar and Bobby take the reader step by step through every aspect of starting and growing a business from asking 'why?' and writing the plan to hiring staff and letting go. The book is illustrated throughout with inspirational anecdotes from their own experience. It is a very personal story of dreaming, acting and succeeding offering a myriad of lessons for aspiring entrepreneurs and blowing apart the myth that only 'special' people start successful businesses.


Reader Review


Just a quick note to say how much I enjoyed your recent book. I read just about every business book I can get my hands on but really felt it was something special. It’s only the second time I have written to authors telling them how much I enjoyed their book.

I love the honesty within your book and the obvious passion you have for the company. I’m going to recommend it to all my friends that are right on the verge of starting their first companies but just need that final push!

You’ve inspired a whole new generation of entrepreneurs.

- Michael Acton Smith, CEO of Mind Candy (Moshi Monsters)

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