Entrepreneurs and small businesses

How the Budget affects SMEs

Monday’s Budget, though not quite as dramatic as some expected, contained several measures that are relevant to small businesses.

Money makers: the punk drop-out who made a billion

Yusaku Maezawa © Rex Features

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa dropped out of school, formed a band, started a company, then bought a $110m Basquiat.

How to get your small business set-up online

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Launching a small-business website needn’t be expensive – and it should give your company a boost.

Money makers: watchmaking is coming home

Giles and Nick English

Brothers Nick and Giles English are out to bring watchmaking back to Britain with their quality watch brand, Bremont.

Money makers: driven to success

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Former Formula 1 racing driver David Coulthard has turned his winning ways to the world of business.

Five questions for… Nicola Chilman, cofounder, EZ Education

EZ Education creates learning software: maths and English programmes that replicate the experience of a private tutor for a fraction of the cost.

Small businesses: dealing with train delays and staff shortages

David Prosser looks into what small firms can do about persistently late workers.

Money makers: how I made a profit from portly dummies

Ruth Lee and "Barry"

Ruth Lee and her bariatric dummies are helping to save lives in spite of Britain’s obesity problem.

Five questions for… Richard Godfrey, co-founder of Rocketmakers

Richard Godfrey, co-founder, Rocketmakers

Rocketmakers helps start-up companies to design and build their first product.

Small businesses can't dodge pensions auto-enrolment

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Regulators turn the focus on employers looking to circumvent auto-enrolment and lock employees out of pensions.

Money Makers: the free- for-all for freebies

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The reputations of genuine influencers are under threat in the race to grab freebies from hotels and brands, says Chris Carter.

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