How to become an advertising business owner: Ed's story

Meet Ed, 24, from Nottingham and find out more about his life as a business owner. Ed's the owner of a specialist truck advertising business called DrivenMedia. Part of the BBC Bitesize World of work series.

Watch Ed's story on BBC Bitesize Careers

Never underestimate being stuck in rush hour.

  • Ed knew he wanted to run his own business so he chose Business Studies, Business Materials, and Finance at A-level.
  • To learn the ins and outs of running a business, he studied Business Studies at university.
  • He had a light bulb moment when he was stuck in heavy traffic – why not advertise businesses on the side of trucks? And so his company was born.
  • Despite facing challenges with his dyslexia, he has become a successful businessman and advertising specialist. He thinks if he can do it, you can too!

Find out what to expect if you become a business owner on BBC Bitesize Careers