Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

This Young Entrepreneur Just Raised $6 Million, Will Her Business Clean Up?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Cleaning is a hassle isn't it? It's not easy, let alone affordable, to hire someone to do the job for you, but for those who can spare the expense, a ...

Asa Bennett

This Young Chap Sold His First Business At 15, What's He Up To Now?

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Some have business ideas young, but Andrew Dewar had already built up and sold his business by the age of 15 - a social network he set up two years ag...

Crowds, Banks and Bitcoins Will All Make Headlines in 2014

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

Crystal ball gazing is a hazardous activity, but one thing is certain without mystical help: 2014 is going to be a turbulent year for the economy. Both for professional and personal finances the New Year promises to be one of opportunity and peril, of innovation and uncertainty.

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Serial Entrepreneur David Gold On StartUps, Football And Lingerie

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 26.02.2013 | UK

The failure rate of start ups acts as a filtering process, ensuring only those with the right experience, skills and passion survive. That's accor...

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Policy Maker Turned Entrepreneur On Why The Government Must Modernise To Help Start Ups (INTERVIEW)

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 21.02.2013 | UK

Helen Keenan is the founder of toddlers and children's clothing range Little Punk London. A driven and tenacious woman, Keenan uses the lessons she le...

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Shock As Retail Figures Fall Despite January Sales

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 15.02.2013 | UK

Fears of a triple-dip recession have been raised again after new figures showed marked changes in shopping habits. A report from the Office for Nat...

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Independent Women: How One Entrepreneur Is Helping Other Women To Run A Business

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 15.02.2013 | UK

Rachel Ray spent years as a trained accountant before deciding to abandon the city and start up a housekeeping service called Bright and Beautiful. ...

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Where Are All The Female Angel Investors?

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 09.02.2013 | UK

Women are generating more wealth than ever before, but when it comes to passing it forward and investing in the next generation, it seems sisters are ...

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'At 24 I thought: 'I'm Too Young To Be In Charge' (INTERVIEW)

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK

William Hewland took over the running of Hewland Engineering, the company which invented the first commercially available racing car gearbox, in 1989....

Can Vince Kick Start Lending To SMEs? (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Thomas | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK

Business secretary Vince Cable is once again calling for greater access to credit for small businesses following signs that the Funding for Lending Sc...

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More Than Half Of Small Businesses Using Illegal Software

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK

Downloading counterfeit software is rampant among small businesses as they try to save money - but is the practice costing them more than they might t...

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The Bar Tender And The Chief (INTERVIEW)

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 25.02.2013 | UK

Steve Locke, together with co-founders Leigh Miller and Rhys Oldfield, is the entrepreneur behind cocktail bar chain Be At One. Here, he tells us ...

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'I Used To Wrap Up Jewellery In Newspaper And A Ribbon In The Early Days!'

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK

Amber Atherton is the founder of online jewellery business MyFlashTrash. As well as modelling, readers may also recognise Amber from her stint on rea...

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BT To Offer Businesses Legal Services

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK

Telecoms giant BT is planning to diversify into the legal services market for business clients following its claims management arm's application to be...

Charlie Thomas

Knickers, Homeware And Stationery Prove Winners For Dragon's Dens' Theo

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK

Dragon's Den star Theo Paphitis has bucked the retail trend by posting strong figures for all three of his retail ventures. General store Robert Dy...

SMEs Are Angry, Frustrated And No Longer Trust Energy Providers

Charlie Thomas | Posted 13.01.2013 | UK

New research from business community group Ingenious Britain, in conjunction with business experts MakeItCheaper.com, has found UK small and medium en...

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Is This The UK's Youngest Social Media Entrepreneur?

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 10.01.2013 | UK

Comfortably the youngest entrepreneur to be interviewed by the Huffington Post UK, Colchester's Andrew Dewar made his social network debut with new bu...

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Play.com Closes Shopping Site After Tax Loophole Closure Torpedoed Sales

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK

Jersey-based entertainment retailer Play.com is to stop selling items direct to customers. The closure of its retail operation is being blamed on t...

3 New Year's Resolutions For SMEs

Charlie Thomas | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK

Google has interviewed 3,500 small business employees across the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands, found that over three quarters...

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How A Cereal Grower Launched The City Of London's First Gin Distillery For 200 Years (INTERVIEW)

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK

London used to be heaving with distilleries, but Jamie Baxter has opened the city of London's first one for 200 years. Here, he tells us why gin is...

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What Do Entrepreneurs Think Of The Government's Start Up Loans?

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The government has announced it will extend its Start Up Loan initiative, and expand the age range to 18-30 years old, but do entrepreneurs think the ...

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'When You Shut Down A Business, You Feel You've Let Yourself Down'

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Rachel Wardley set up her flower work shop in Bath after being inspired by attending a workshop herself. Despite never having been her own boss before...

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Driven To Success: Climatecars' Nicko Williamson (INTERVIEW)

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK

Nicko Williamson is the founder of Climatecars – an eco-friendly taxi service operating in the Greater London area. Founding the company at just ...

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How Is Eric Pickles Helping Entrepreneurs?

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK

Communities secretary of state Eric Pickles and local growth minister Mark Prisk have launched a new pop-up store in Whitehall to help promote UK entr...

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Are We Really Spending More Online Than On The High Street?

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK

The media has been full of reports in recent months predicting that 2012 will be the first year where online shopping outstrips the money being spent ...