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.

Small business owners should plan for a new digital tax regime

Person using a smartphone © iStockphotos

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.

Money makers: Bob Dylan’s dream whiskey

Bob Dylan and Heaven's Door whiskey

Legendary folk singer Bob Dylan is the latest celebrity to enter the drinks business with his whiskey brand, Heaven’s Door.

Five questions for… Barney Hussey-Yeo, founder and CEO of Cleo

Cleo smartphone app

Cleo is a free artificial-intelligence financial assistant that helps 150,000 people manage their money every day.

How to claim against TSB

If you’ve been hit by the bank’s failures, make sure you take action, says David Prosser.

Money makers: Why I quit the sausage factory for the florist’s

Will Wynne

Will Wynne got out of the sausage factory that was banking in order to smell (and sell) the flowers.

Five questions for... Marcus Swanepoel, CEO of Luno

Marcus Swanepoel, CEO of Luno

Marcus Swanepoel created Luno, an exchange that aims to makes it safe and easy for people to buy, store and use cryptocurrencies.

Give SMEs a break on business rates

Small companies have to shoulder an unfair burden on business rates, says David Prosser. The government should give them a break.

Money makers: Cutting out the middle-man in pop

British singer Imogen Heap is leading the charge for change in the music industry as well as doing her bit for Britain’s balance of payments.

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