Entrepreneurs and small businesses

How I created a blooming business selling flowers online

Lana Elie

Lana Elie launched her online marketplace, Floom, in March 2016. Now it sells to customers in 134 countries, employs a staff of 14, and expects turnover to hit £5m this year.

Should your business switch to a new current account?

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The current-account market has plenty to offer small businesses. Don’t be afraid to switch, says David Prosser.

Five questions for: George Chalmers, CEO of Migrate

George Chalmers, CEO of Migrate

Migrate saves households money on energy bills without homeowners having to lift a finger. 

Crunching the numbers: accounting software for small businesses

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The accounting software market is competitive, says David Prosser – there’ll be an option for you.

Five questions for... David Mantle, co-founder, Stashbee

Stashbee boxes

Stashbee is an online, sharing-economy platform that connects individuals and businesses who have spare spaces with people who need them.

The global spring clean that made Marie Kondo an $8m fortune

Marie Kondo

Marie Kondo’s book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying, has sold ten million copies, and it’s easy to see why.

Small businesses should shop around to cut costs

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Small businesses need to keep an especially close eye on their outgoings, says David Prosser.

Five questions for: Sanj Mahal, CEO of AndCo

Sanj Mahal, CEO of AndCo

AndCo transforms spaces in pubs, cafes, hotel lobbies and restaurants into co-working spaces during the working week.

Money makers: a start-up masterclass in profits

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When Payal Kadakia could find the dance class she wanted, she decided to make the search easier – much easier, says Chris Carter.

How to cut your business phone costs

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If you run a business, you need to make sure you’re not being ripped off by your mobile-phone company.

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