Entrepreneurs

Donald Kendall: helping Pepsi win the cold war
Donald Kendall
People

Donald Kendall: helping Pepsi win the cold war

Donald Kendall was there to serve Nikita Khrushchev a Pepsi during a famous cold war détente with Richard Nixon. He went on to become a 20th-century m…
30 Oct 2020
The chancellor's third plan to help the self-employed help
Small business

The chancellor's third plan to help the self-employed help

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled a boost to the financial support the state is offering self-employed workers hit by Covid-19, though the latest me…
30 Oct 2020
Craig Newmark: the nerd who shook up the media giants
Craig Newmark
People

Craig Newmark: the nerd who shook up the media giants

Twenty-five years ago, Craig Newmark lost his job at a brokerage and fired off an email to friends. That seeded a venture, Craigslist, that dominates …
26 Oct 2020
Mukesh Ambani: the Indian billionaire eyeing global expansion
Mukesh Ambani © Subhankar Chakraborty/Hindustan Times via Getty Images
People

Mukesh Ambani: the Indian billionaire eyeing global expansion

Mukesh Ambani is already the richest man in India by a large margin, but his ambitions do not end there. He wants India to be at the front of the worl…
19 Oct 2020
Philip Day: the retail knight falls off his horse
People

Philip Day: the retail knight falls off his horse

Retail baron Philip Day, once seen as the saviour of the British high street, is under fire for holding to a monastic silence as his suppliers struggl…
26 Jul 2020
Deadline looms for self-employed to get government help
Small business

Deadline looms for self-employed to get government help

Time is running out to secure help from the first round of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.
3 Jul 2020
Ben Francis: how I made £138m before the age of 30
Entrepreneurs

Ben Francis: how I made £138m before the age of 30

At the age of 19, Ben Francis spent £1,000 in savings on a sewing machine and screen printer, and learnt how to make garments for the bodybuilding sce…
1 Jul 2020

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Tatyana Bakalchuk: the woman creating a Russian Amazon
Entrepreneurs

Tatyana Bakalchuk: the woman creating a Russian Amazon

Wildberries, the business Tatyana Bakalchuk founded in her Moscow apartment while on maternity leave in 2004, has become Russia’s leading ecommerce si…
30 Jun 2020
Abigail Forsyth and KeepCup: riding a green wave to profits
Entrepreneurs

Abigail Forsyth and KeepCup: riding a green wave to profits

KeepCup’s sustainable branding captured the public mood about the environmental costs of disposable cups.
29 Jun 2020
New grants for the self-employed
Small business

New grants for the self-employed

Self-employed workers can now apply for government support if their income has been affected by Covid-19.
22 May 2020
Julian Hearn: taking the hassle out of lunch
Entrepreneurs

Julian Hearn: taking the hassle out of lunch

Julian Hearn developed Huel as a "functional" food to replace meals for the time-poor.
13 May 2020
Kate Daly: why you should break up with divorce lawyers
Entrepreneurs

Kate Daly: why you should break up with divorce lawyers

After a particularly acrimonious and expensive divorce, Kate Daly quit her job to set up a service to help couples separate without rancour.
12 May 2020
Elizabeth Davis: how I invented my own beauty products
Entrepreneurs

Elizabeth Davis: how I invented my own beauty products

Ex-engineer Elizabeth Davis formulated her own products in her spare time to gain an edge in the ultra-competitive beauty industry.
11 May 2020
Five questions for: Frederic de Ryckman de Betz, CEO and founder of Attic Self Storage
Entrepreneurs

Five questions for: Frederic de Ryckman de Betz, CEO and founder of Attic Self Storage

Frederic de Ryckman de Betz started Attic Self Storage back in 2008.
21 Jan 2020
Kai Feller: Bark.com and the "Amazon for services"
Entrepreneurs

Kai Feller: Bark.com and the "Amazon for services"

Kai Feller set up Bark.com to streamline the tedious process of looking for service providers such as cleaners, accountants or gardeners.
21 Jan 2020
Alina Morse: the teenager who made a million
Entrepreneurs

Alina Morse: the teenager who made a million

Fourteen-year-old Alina Morse created Zollipops, her sugar-free confectionery company, out of her desire for treats that wouldn't rot her teeth.
20 Jan 2020
Kristian Tapaninaho: bootstrapping his way to success
Entrepreneurs

Kristian Tapaninaho: bootstrapping his way to success

Kristian Tapaninaho grew Ooni, his pizza-oven business, through "bootstrapping" – quick and successful growth with very little external funding.
17 Jan 2020
Five questions for: James Constantinou, founder, Prestige Pawnbrokers
Entrepreneurs

Five questions for: James Constantinou, founder, Prestige Pawnbrokers

Prestige Pawnbrokers secures loans against high-end assets.
17 Dec 2019
Five questions for: Rob Moore, co-founder of Progressive Property
Entrepreneurs

Five questions for: Rob Moore, co-founder of Progressive Property

Progressive Property is a property investment training company that also develops, converts and lets properties.
20 Nov 2019
Don’t squeeze our entrepreneurs with higher taxes
Economy

Don’t squeeze our entrepreneurs with higher taxes

Britain’s entrepreneurs and business innovators get generous tax breaks. They should keep getting them.
17 Nov 2019
Moneymakers: the child prodigy aiming to abolish ageing
Entrepreneurs

Moneymakers: the child prodigy aiming to abolish ageing

Laura Deming dropped out of MIT to set up a biotechnology fund to invest in companies tackling ageing.
13 Nov 2019
Five questions for: Tom McGillycuddy, co-founder, tickr
Entrepreneurs

Five questions for: Tom McGillycuddy, co-founder, tickr

Tickr is an app that helps investors focus on impact investing.
6 Nov 2019