Entrepreneurs and small businesses

Five questions for: Imam Hoque, Quantexa

By bringing together disparate data sets and enriching internal data with external sources, Quantexa can produce insights to allow for better-informed decisions.

Ethan Brown: the man turning meat-lovers vegan

Ethan Brown

Ethan Brown is on a mission to redefine the word “meat”, making burger patties, chicken strips and sausages from plant protein.

How small businesses can unlock the cash in their invoices

Kelly Tolhurst © Rex Features

Changes in the law could help small and medium-sized enterprises unlock substantial sums tied up in their invoices.

Julian Dunkerton: Superdry’s serial entrepreneur

Julian Dunkerton © Alamy

Julian Dunkerton started out selling clothes at a stall in Cheltenham in 1985. Now he has built a global brand present in 46 countries and is venturing into drinks and hotels. Jane Lewis reports.

Lapo Elkann : The Agnelli scion and his empire

Lapo Elkann © Getty Images

Man-about-town Lapo Elkann came close to self-destructing in spectacular fashion, buthe has since gone on to build his own business empire.

SMEs refuse to let RBS off the hook

Royal Bank of Scotland could face new action over its treatment of small businesses during the financial crisis, despite the closure last month of an official inquiry into the scandal.

Shelter your business from forex storms

Shop worker handing over a €20 note

Currency volatility is an increasing headache for small-business owners. But there are steps you can take to combat currency fluctuations.

How my Starbucks dream was nearly stolen

Howard Schultz

In 1987, Howard Schultz had the opportunity to buy Starbucks for $3.8m – but he was almost grumped, until Bill Gates’ father stepped in.

Five questions for: Samuel Leach

Samuel Leach, founder, Samuel & Co Trading

Samuel Leach is the founder of Samuel & Co Trading, a training programme for aspiring foreign-exchange and algorithm traders.

Money makers: how a selfie with Jesus led to success

Radha Vyas and Lee Thompson © Flash Pack

With a limited budget for marketing, Lee Thompson and Radha Vyas decided to take things to the next level by heading to Brazil.

Money makers: hail the new evangelists of veganism

Matthew and Ella Mills

Ella Mills, together with husband Matthew, are taking healthy eating to whole new levels. Chris Carter reports.

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