Entrepreneurs and small businesses

Money makers: Masayoshi Son’s grand bet on tech

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SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son embarks on his latest grand project with his Vision Fund. Chris Carter reports.

Money makers: Branson heads for space

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Richard Branson goes for astronaut training as his Virgin Galactic prepares to ferry passengers into space.

Five questions for... Jason du Preez, CEO, Privitar

Jason du Preez, CEO, Privitar

Privitar provides data-privacy software for organisations seeking to improve services and experiences through the use of advanced analytics and data science.

Don’t panic about GDPR

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It’s not too late to make sure you are complying with new data rules, says David Prosser.

Caroline Frey: a committed vinous eco-warrior

Caroline Frey

Matthew Jukes meets Caroline Frey, an inspiring pioneer revolutionising the wine trade.

Money makers: a unique rags-to-riches tale

Penny Streeter

Penny Streeter overcame adversity to amass a huge fortune recruiting medical staff.

Five questions for... Christoph Rieche, CEO, iwoca

Christoph Rieche, CEO, Iwoca

Iwoca is an online startup that provides financing for small businesses.

Small business owners should plan for a new digital tax regime

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Soon most businesses will have to file tax returns online. Be prepared, says David Prosser.

Anneke van den Broek: a love of pets inspired a new start

Anneke van den Broek

Anneke van den Broek is the founder of Rufus & Coco, a multi-million-dollar pet health and beauty business.

Linda Pilkington: the sweet smell of scented-candle success

Linda Pilkington started making candles to relieve the boredom of rural Cheshire life. Now her luxury fragrance and candles business counts actresses Goldie Hawn and Emma Thompson among its celebrity fans.

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