The Entrepreneurs archive offering advice and tips to help small businesses start and succeed in business.


Stelios and Leonard Cheshire look for top disabled entrepreneur

Disability charity Leonard Cheshire and easyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou (better known as simply 'Stelios') have teamed up to look for the UK's Disabled Entrepreneur of the Year 2007.


Entrepreneurs rely on family support

Family support plays a crucial role in small businesses in the UK, according to a new report.

Business management

Lessons Learned: Ian Merricks, MD, Itchy Media

Ian Merricks began his career as a record promoter in 1996, specialising in youth media. In 2007, he raised private equity for the MBO of media and marketing company Itchy Group, for whom he has overseen five acquisitions and several million pounds of private investment. SmallBusiness.co.uk sat down for a cup of tea with him to find out the secret to his success.

Business management

Lessons Learned: Derek Browne, CEO, Entrepreneurs in Action

Derek Browne left a lucrative career in the City to start his own business, Entrepreneurs in Action, aimed at teaching students the value of entrepreneurship. He went on to win Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion in 2006 and to act as coach and business mentor for Jaime Oliver’s four graduates on the Channel 4 ‘Jamie's Chef’ show.


Apprentice launches Bright Ideas Trust

The first Apprentice winner Tim Campbell has launched The Bright Ideas Trust, a fund that aims to give at least £1 million a year to entrepreneurs.


The Ups and Downs of Becoming an Entrepreneur

If you're thinking about starting a small business you need to avoid rose-tinted spectacles and consider the challenges you will face as well as the benefits you'll reap.


Innocent drinks’ road to success

In the late 1990s, Adam Balon, Jon Wright and Richard Reed came up with the idea of a device to automatically fill your bath, but, largely due to the dangerous mix of water and electricity, they changed tack and started down the fruit smoothie road.


Insight into entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs are admired by 93% of the population and the South of England has more doers and thinkers than the North.

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How to prepare for business growth in 2022

The team at Funding Options explain how to prepare for business growth in 2022

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Tide to empower small businesses to optimise cash flow with insights tool

Tide is introducing a Cashflow Insights tool to help small businesses mitigate delays in payment and improve their credit score

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Business Current Account Masterclass

Tune into the Masterclass from the Current Account Switch Service to find out why you should switch your business account pronto

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How should I select my business broadband provider?

As with any supplier, it’s important to do your research and ask important questions before you select a broadband provider for your business. But what are the must-have things you should take into consideration?