Entrepreneurs and small businesses

Money makers: How I reinvented the exercise bike

Ian Wilson of Wattbike

After seeing how successful the Concept2 rowing machine was, Ian Wilson set out to do the same for cycling.

Five questions for: Samantha Bamert, CEO of AskIf

Samantha Bamert

Ask Inclusive Finance (AskIf) is a commercial enterprise with an ambitious social mission.

New data laws loom

Filing in a crowded office © Getting image

Small businesses ignore new data protection rules at their peril, says David Prosser – make sure you’re ready.

Money makers: The make-up models really wear

Alexia Inge © Rex Features

Fed up with the fake world of celebrity endorsements, Alexia Inge decided to set up retailer Cult Beauty, selling the make-up really worn by models.

Money makers: Pedalling organic coffee

Maria de la Croix

When Maria de la Croix saw her friends selling coffee from a backpack, she liked the idea, says Chris Carter. But she also knew she could go one better.

Five questions for… Lisa Kay, Founder of Lisa Kay London and Sole Bliss

Lisa Kay

Lisa Kay’s two companies, Lisa Kay London and Sole Bliss, design, make and distribute shoes with style and comfort in mind.

Money makers: Success on the bounce

Greg Cox

When a twisted knee scuppered Greg Cox’s plans to play rugby for Wasps, he set his sights on becoming a fintech entrepreneur.

Money makers: The man who hacked the Olympics

Paul Bragiel © Getty images

Serial entrepreneur Paul Bragiel had already made his fortune, says Chris Carter. So he set his sights on an altogether different challenge.

Money makers: Profiting from the lentil-munchers

Mindful chef founders Giles Humphries and Myles Hopper

London-based Mindful Chef is one of a number of start-ups taking advantage of the flexitarian trend. Chris Carter reports.

Money makers: Make-up with a touch of venom

Maria Hatzistefanis © Getty images

Snake Serum isn’t a name you would usually associate with a cosmetic, says Chris Carter. But then again, this is no ordinary beauty product.

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