Entrepreneurs and small businesses

A surprise boost for start-ups

Tightrope-walking businessman © Getty images

The government’s crackdown on low-risk assets vying for venture cash is good news for small business owners, says David Prosser.

Money makers: A determined racer gets back in the driving seat

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Having sold to GlaxoSmithKline in 2011, fitness and motorcycle enthusiast Zef Eisenberg is looking to get back behind the wheel of Maximuscle, the firm he founded.

Money makers: a brand for every occasion

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DFM founder Jesse Lee has mastered the art of getting millennials to spend their cash.

A jamboree for smaller businesses

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Five years after its launch in the UK, Small Business Saturday continues to go from strength to strength, says David Prosser.

Five questions for… Jon May, co-founder of Mooch Gifts and Home

Mooch sells a range of quality gifts and homewares through stores in Stourport and Bewdley in Worcestershire.

Money makers: When clothes are like chicken

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Some people are happy to pay extra for better as Jack Wills founder Pete Williams knows only too well.

Money makers: How Isabella Löwengrip turned a beauty blog into cash

Isabella Lowengrip

Though the media sneered, Isabella Löwengrip turned her blog into a thriving fashion and beauty business empire.

Five questions for… Richard Baker, founder, Nimbus Fire

Nimbus Fire manufactures a fire-fighting system that is kind on the environment and has the potential to save firefighters’ lives.

Noel Edmonds leads anti-fraud fight for small-business owners

Noel Edmonds and Mr Blobby © Rex Features

Small businesses rally behind television presenter Noel Edmonds against the banks. David Prosser reports.

Five questions for… Hellen Lawuo-Meena and Maria Magembe

Daughter of the Soil co-founders

Daughter of the Soil is a British-blended, African-heritage beauty brand.

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