The foodie business is growing, both in terms of customers and competition. It can be especially intimidating at the start when you don’t know the industry well. A pair of entrepreneurs are hoping to change that by giving smaller companies a boost. We speak to Theadora Alexander, co-founder of Young Foodies, a community of UK-based The post Entrepreneur Q&A: ‘I felt the obstacles young brands are challenged with’ appeared first on Small Business.
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Finding a job as a person with a disability is tough – and the stats back it up. It inspired former Paralympic swimming champion, Liz Johnson, to start The Ability People (TAP). The recruitment agency is run by people with disabilities. Liz talks a bit more about how she got the idea for the company and The post Entrepreneur Q&A: ex-Paralympic swimmer, Liz Johnson appeared first on Small Business.
Sometimes the idea of a business can come out of one simple conversation. Compare and Recycle is a comparison site for people looking to recycle or purchase a refurbished mobile phone. The app’s managing director, Matthew Moreton, spotted the gap in the market when his then-partner was looking to sell her old phone. We catch The post Entrepreneur focus: how I’m growing my business appeared first on Small Business.
More and more sectors are adapting to co-working spaces, allowing people to follow a freelance lifestyle. We chat to Lacey Hunter-Felton about how she created Hunter Collective, a co-working space for people who work in the beauty and hairdressing industries. What inspired Hunter Collective? I’d been in the salon since I was 16, I’d gone The post Entrepreneur Q&A: ‘Skilled women were disappearing from the industry’ appeared first on Small Business.
Owning a bike shop is good fun, but online shopping, market uncertainty and Brexit bring about some tough challenges. Pennine Cycles co-founder, Sandra Corcoran, talks to SmallBusiness.co.uk about her experiences of running the Yorkshire-based store. What is Pennine Cycles and how did it come about? We sell everything from children’s and balance bikes to top The post Entrepreneur Q&A: ‘The Internet is the current issue for us’ appeared first on Small Business.
How did GripIt come about? What is its USP? GripIt was born in my grandfather’s garden shed when I was 13 years old. We were trying to attach a curtain rail to a plasterboard wall in my bedroom and found it was impossible using existing fittings because they didn’t have enough space to open properly The post Entrepreneur Q&A: ‘Going on Dragon’s Den fast-tracked business growth’ appeared first on Small Business.
It’s a sign of the times that digital enterprises often dominate entrepreneurial headlines. However, it’s a mistake to think that traditional companies selling established products are old hat. The quality… Read more » The post Rock–Paper–Scissors: 3 Traditional British Firms That Still Dominate appeared first on Noobpreneur.com.
How did AZ Luxe come about? I formed AZ Luxe in July 2017 after working for a big luxury car hire group. My previous employer wanted me to set up a division within the company, HR Owen, called VIP Services. I built it up from scratch – no drivers, no cars. I was told it The post Entrepreneur Q&A: ‘I’m a risk-taker, but I take calculated risks’ appeared first on Small Business.
Tell us more about Greenbrokers and how it came about. I started my career as a management consultant which paid incredibly well and gave me an opportunity to work with some fascinating companies and people at the top of their game. However, it didn’t provide the freedom or flexibility I needed. I wanted to work The post Entrepreneur Q&A: Mark Gurtler, CEO of Greenbrokers appeared first on Small Business.
What inspired Rentuu? I worked in tech for the last five years and I’ve successfully managed and launched operations working under large corporations. The idea of an online rental service was sparked when I was working with booking and events platforms. Particularly when I worked in hospitality, I realised that a lot of places needed The post Entrepreneur Q&A: Andrea Guzzoni appeared first on Small Business.