Entrepreneurs and small businesses

Money makers: Make-up with a touch of venom

Snake Serum isn’t a name you would usually associate with a cosmetic, says Chris Carter. But then again, this is no ordinary beauty product.

Five questions for… Dhruvin Patel, founder, Ocushield

Dhruvin Patel of Ocushield

Ocushield develops and manufactures screen protectors for digital devices, such as smartphones and laptops.

What to do if the taxman calls

It’s tempting to think once you’ve filed your tax return, that’s it, says David Prosser. But every now and again, the taxman comes knocking.

Money makers: Chase your demons in a raincoat

Alexander Stutterheim

Finding his grandfather’s old raincoat hanging on a nail inspired Swede Alexander Stutterheim to start his own business.

Money makers: A LinkedIn for Shoreditch types

Pip Jamieson

Pip Jamieson launched The Dots, a social network for young, “no collar” types, from her houseboat on the Regent’s Canal.

Carillion crash hits suppliers

Around 30,000 British businesses are thought to be owed around £1bn by collapsed outsourcing company Carillion. David Prosser outlines what to do if you’re one of them.

Five questions for Daniel Burton, founder & CEO of Wondrwall

Daniel Burton, founder & CEO of Wondrwall

Daniel Burton’s company, Wondrwall, converts standard homes into “intelligent” ones.

Money makers: A fashion label with an editorial approach

Rupert Youngman and Mandy Watkins © Hush

Mandy Watkins and Rupert Youngman decided to take a lifestyle approach to selling their snug clothing range.

Money makers: Borrowing from the clothes library

Lena founders © Lena

Tired of seeing clothing thrown out after a short time in favour of more current trends, three sisters and a friend launched Lena.

Get online to boost sales

Small and medium-sized enterprises must improve their digital skills if they want to build a brand profile and connect with new customers.

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