Celebrating the people behind British small businesses
 

Competing and Thriving in the Wedding Industry

 

Jo and Claire are sisters and founders of Belle Bridal — an independent bridal boutique in North London. Competition is fierce in the wedding industry. Yet, as a small business, they know how to keep customers happy and give brides-to-be the very best experience when wedding dress shopping. The UK …

Closing the gender gap in manufacturing

 

It’s no secret that manufacturing has been a male dominated industry since its inception. Few women chose a career within the industry and the ones who do are few and far between. But does it make sense that in 2017 women only make up 26% of the workforce within this …

Overcoming the challenges faced by a mumpreneur

 

More and more mums are giving up their careers and choosing to start their own business from home. Flexible working hours, a potential to earn more money, to follow a dream or to be at home for the children are just some of the advantages tempting mums to be mumpreneurs, …

Fintech events

Work in Fintech? Download your free Fintech events calendar for 2015!

 

For all you heroes who are starting out in the booming Fintech sector (and we know you’re out there!), the lovely folks over at Fintech PR agency TopLine Comms have produced a comprehensive calendar that contains all the Fintech-y events you need to know about this coming year. Whether P2P …

Are you one of Britain’s GREATest Businesses?

 

The Business is GREAT Britain campaign has teamed up with BT Business to launch a new competition to find and showcase the country’s greatest small and medium sized businesses. The Business is GREAT Britain campaign is a government initiative that aims to build confidence amongst small businesses by showcasing inspirational …

Calling all student entrepreneurs!

 

EO’s Global Student Entrepreneur Awards are open for entries! The Entrepreneurs’ Organization’s Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) is one of the biggest and best global competitions for student entrepreneurs who actively run a business alongside their studies. With more than 1,700 competitors from over 20 countries, the awards are a brilliant opportunity …

Who needs a studio when you’ve got a storage unit? Saturday Sewing Sessions

 

From its early beginnings above a pub in Chelsea, to the beautifully decorated studio space you see today, ‘Saturday Sewing Sessions’ teaches more than the art of sewing. Business owner Arianna Cadwallader is passionate about millinery and dressmaking and has inspired students to enjoy the creative process. Students can look …

Eight steps to transform the profitability of your business

 

By Ian Baxter, owner and chairman of Baxter Freight Profit is the lifeblood of any business – it’s certainly not a dirty word! Yet when it comes down to it, many businesses aren’t as profit-focussed as they could be. Before I offer my advice, when I talk about profit focus, …