About Osman - From Humble Beginnings
‘How to Start Your First Business’ tells the unique and inspirational story of Osman Gulum, who left his native Turkey with nothing, to start a new life as a successful businessman and entrepreneur in Warrington, England.
Osman’s journey was full of ups and downs, hence the original title of his book "Climbing Mountains".
His autobiography, now entitled ‘How to Start Your First Business’ has gone international and been translated into Turkish making him somewhat of a media celebrity back in his homeland.
The aim of his book is to share his experiences and inspire people to work hard on improving their lives. His story proves that it’s possible to start a business from nothing and become successful.
From humble beginnings to running the former Bella Roma Italian restaurant and a chain of fish and chip shops, his autobiography is inspirational for anyone who wants to improve their lifestyle and make the most of new business opportunities.
After completing national service in Turkey, when he went AWOL following a beating by a senior officer after being unfairly picked on, Ozzy set out for the bright lights of the Turkish holiday industry, working his way up the ladder in a hotel from a general helper to head barman.
He then ventured into the business world by setting up his own bar, leading to a run in with the local mafia!
Now after setting up several Warrington based chip shops and the Bella Roma Italian Restaurant, he is always looking for his next mountain to climb. This drive for success has even included making an invention and appearing on BBC TV's Dragons Den!
His story makes compelling reading for those who know him, and for those who don’t, it reveals how anyone with sheer guts and determination can follow their dreams and make a better life for themselves.
This is how I Climbed my Mountains
Let me Help you Climb Yours
"Great story with a great message. Read this book on holiday recently and was moved by Osmans story. It illustrates how hard work and determination ultimately pays off and Osman is clearly reaping the rewards."
- C. Kelso
"Excellent read... I now believe mountains can be climbed.... Thank you Mr Osman Gulum"
"Couldn't put it down - Excellent!"
- Pat and Tony
"What a brilliant book! Amazing man who's not afraid to take anything on to better himself. He certainly has guts. Well written and I look forward to any other book Osman Gulum may write."
"Great read and an amazing story. Started with nothing and built his own empire despite knock backs that most of us would never envisage. Well done Osman."
- Bernadette Forshaw
"What a incredible story, so inspiring and heart-warming, about a true fighter and gentleman! This book is definitely worth reading!.. Trust me you will not put it down!"
"An inspiring book ... A must read!"
"It was truly inspiring ... Would recommend!"
"I really enjoyed this book ... Well Done!"
"A really great read!! ... I have to buy another copy now as I have let my mum and sister borrow it and my sister wont let me have it back, she enjoyed it so much. In my opinion this is a must read!"
"This is how to do it! ... A truly inspiring and motivational read 🙂 Highly recommended."
"An autobiography and a great narrative"
"Climbing Mountains is an inspirational story but I enjoyed it more so because the writing was entertaining, almost like reading a good fictional novel. I look forward to reading more work from this author and anticipate a fictional novel by Osman Gulum in the future."
- Cindy J.Smith
"What a great book! This is a blueprint for succeeding in life, not just business. A story proving that anything is possible if you continue to try!"