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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
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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
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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
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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
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Five questions for: James Constantinou, founder, Prestige Pawnbrokers

Prestige Pawnbrokers secures loans against high-end assets.
17 Dec 2019
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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
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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
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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

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

Tickr is an app that helps investors focus on impact investing.
6 Nov 2019
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Five questions for: David Luck, CEO of Capital on Tap

Capital on Tap lends money to small UK businesses.
16 Oct 2019
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Five questions for: Matt Dyson, director of Rockit

Rockit designs and makes products for babies to help them sleep.
2 Oct 2019
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Five questions for: Amy Golding, CEO of Opus Talent Solutions

Opus Talent Solutions is a recruitment and training consultancy that focuses on the technology and energy sectors.
3 Sep 2019
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Five questions for: Sabine VanderLinden, Rainmaking

Rainmaking is a corporate innovation and venture development firm.
19 Aug 2019
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Five questions for: Karim Kaddoura, co-founder, Virtuo

MoneyWeek talks to Karim Kaddoura, co-founder of mobile-phone based car-rental firm, Virtuo.
4 Jun 2019
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Five questions for: Edward Hancock, Founder of The Cheese Geek

The Cheese Geek is a modern online cheesemonger which hopes to make "buying cheese as fun and easy as eating it".
22 May 2019
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Five questions for: Jennifer Quigley-Jones, founder and managing director, Digital Voices

Digital Voices builds ad campaigns by pairing companies with people who make videos on YouTube.
1 May 2019
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Five questions for: Neil Kadagathur, co-founder of Creditspring

Creditspring provides small and convenient loans that it claims offer better value and a safer model than most overdrafts, credit cards and payday len…
3 Apr 2019
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Danielle Kendall: hatching a plan from a hen party

Danielle Kendall had had enough of tacky hen party gifts, so launched her own company, Team Hen, to make more tasteful products.
26 Mar 2019
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Five questions for: Lindsay Willott, CEO of Customer Thermometer

Customer Thermometer's “one-click” email feedback tool helps businesses get accurate feedback from their customers in seconds.
6 Mar 2019
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How I created a blooming business selling flowers online

Lana Elie launched her online marketplace, Floom, in March 2016. Now it sells to customers in 134 countries, employs a staff of 14, and expects turnov…
5 Mar 2019
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Five questions for: George Chalmers, CEO of Migrate

Migrate saves households money on energy bills without homeowners having to lift a finger. 
20 Feb 2019
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Five questions for... David Mantle, co-founder, Stashbee

Stashbee is an online, sharing-economy platform that connects individuals and businesses who have spare spaces with people who need them.
1 Feb 2019
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The global spring clean that made Marie Kondo an $8m fortune

Marie Kondo’s book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying, has sold ten million copies, and it’s easy to see why.
1 Feb 2019
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Five questions for: Sanj Mahal, CEO of AndCo

AndCo transforms spaces in pubs, cafes, hotel lobbies and restaurants into co-working spaces during the working week.
18 Jan 2019
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Money makers: a start-up masterclass in profits

When Payal Kadakia could find the dance class she wanted, she decided to make the search easier – much easier, says Chris Carter.
21 Dec 2018
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Five questions for: Imam Hoque, Quantexa

By bringing together disparate data sets and enriching internal data with external sources, Quantexa can produce insights to allow for better-informed…
14 Dec 2018
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Money makers: a recipe for success in cosmetics

Gregg Renfrew set out to shake up the personal care industry when she started Beautycounter. Chris Carter reports.
7 Dec 2018
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Five questions for: John Ramsay, CEO of Shift 8*

Shift 8* makes the Tovertafel, a series of award-winning games aimed at those living with mid-to-late-stage dementia.
30 Nov 2018
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Building a powerhouse beauty brand

Jamie O'Banion, a former Miss Teen Texas, developed a passion for chemistry at the age of 12, out of which she created a $100m cosmetics company.
23 Nov 2018
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Nappy ever after: turning a crisis into a £6m turnover

Guy Schanschieff had always wanted to start a business but was lacking a strong idea. But a conversation about dirty nappies spurred him into action.
9 Nov 2018
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Moneymakers: airbag in a helmet is a lifesaver

The Hövding airbag bike helmet is worn as a collar and inflates into a hood around your head in a fraction of a second when its sophisticated algorith…
2 Nov 2018
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Five questions for Ravi Sharma, CEO of PoochPlay

PoochPlay is a dog activity monitor and wellbeing-management app that aims to cover all aspects of dog health and safety.
2 Nov 2018
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Money makers: brewing Dane on a Rick-roll

Mikkel Borg Bjergso is a beer-brewing Dane who is taking over the world with his range of ales. Chris Carter reports.
26 Oct 2018
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Alisa Zotimova: a happy ending for a failed Russian actress

Six years ago, Alisa Zotimova came to terms with the fact that she would never realise her childhood dream of becoming an actress, so she used her sav…
19 Oct 2018
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Five questions for... Nakul Sharma, CEO of Hostmaker

Hostmaker is a property-management company with the all-embracing aim of bringing a five-star hotel service to homes.
19 Oct 2018
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Pesky Fish: how an app for fresh fish landed investors

Ben King launched his app, Pesky Fish, to reinvent the seafood supply chain and create a more sustainable industry for fish, fishermen and consumers.
12 Oct 2018
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Five questions for... Edward Holroyd Pearce, co-founder, Virtual Internships

Virtual Internships matches candidates with companies looking for remote interns.
5 Oct 2018
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Money makers: British space firm shoots for the stars

When Mike Lawton realised he couldn't fly spacecraft, he decided to make parts for them instead. Chris Carter reports.
5 Oct 2018
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Money makers: helping youngsters to save

Monzo co-founder Tom Blomfield came up with a tool to help youngsters save, says Chris Carter. Just don't call it a unicorn.
28 Sep 2018
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Five questions for: Jordan Daykin, CEO of GripIt and VPS Group

GripIt is a DIY fixings business that exports to more than 34 countries worldwide
21 Sep 2018
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Ethan Brown: the man turning meat-lovers vegan

Ethan Brown is on a mission to redefine the word “meat”, making burger patties, chicken strips and sausages from plant protein.
21 Sep 2018
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Julian Dunkerton: Superdry’s serial entrepreneur

Julian Dunkerton started out selling clothes at a stall in Cheltenham in 1985. Now he has built a global brand present in 46 countries and is venturin…
21 Sep 2018
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Lapo Elkann : The Agnelli scion and his empire

Man-about-town Lapo Elkann came close to self-destructing in spectacular fashion, buthe has since gone on to build his own business empire.
14 Sep 2018
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How my Starbucks dream was nearly stolen

In 1987, Howard Schultz had the opportunity to buy Starbucks for $3.8m – but he was almost grumped, until Bill Gates' father stepped in.
7 Sep 2018
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Five questions for: Samuel Leach

Samuel Leach is the founder of Samuel & Co Trading, a training programme for aspiring foreign-exchange and algorithm traders.
7 Sep 2018
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Money makers: how a selfie with Jesus led to success

With a limited budget for marketing, Lee Thompson and Radha Vyas decided to take things to the next level by heading to Brazil.
31 Aug 2018
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Money makers: hail the new evangelists of veganism

Ella Mills, together with husband Matthew, are taking healthy eating to whole new levels. Chris Carter reports.
24 Aug 2018
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Five questions for… Andy Scott, chairman and founder of REL Capital

REL Capital is a UK investment company that specialises in turnaround and high-growth businesses.
24 Aug 2018
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Money makers: shaking up the mixer market

Dutch twins Joyce and Raissa de Haas turned their hobby making drinks mixers and turn it into a flourishing business.
17 Aug 2018