Entrepreneurs and small businesses

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.

Small businesses are shouldering a new pensions burden

Barbers © iStock

Small firms must soon pay more into their workers’ pension funds, says David Prosser.

How to become your own boss

Kirsty Lang © BBC

A cautionary tale from the BBC – freelancers should make sure their tax affairs are in order, says Ruth Jackson.

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.

Tax breaks for early-stage investors with VCTs

If you’ve already used your Isa and pension allowances, then venture capital trusts and the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) may be the investment vehicles for you.

Money makers: The man who hacked the Olympics

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

Identity theft: guard your personal details carefully

Identity theft is a growing problem among business owners. David Prosser explains how to keep your business safe.

Five questions for: Jemma Phibbs, co-director, School Space

Jemma Phibbs

School Space is an “Airbnb for schools” that allows schools to remain focused on education.

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.

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