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For our latest success story we talk to Simon Bradley, our partner at WPA healthcare. Simon talks about what its was like to start working for yourself to some of the biggest challenges he faced.
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In our latest success story, we speak to Edmund Cohen, founder of a innovative site which lets you hire some of the UK’s most spectacular properties for parties, weddings and other events.
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Since launching in May 2014, Snaptrip has transformed the last minute holiday rental sector. With total investment in the company now over $1 million in less than 12 months, the company’s CEO, Matt Fox talks through some simple ways to get your brand investment-ready.
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Carol Cheesman left the corporate world to set up a thriving accountancy firm which has hundreds of small business owners as clients. She tells us what the most frequently-made mistakes are by business owners, and what to look out for when choosing an accountant.
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We talk to Luke Lang, co-founder of Crowdcube, about the rapid growth in popularity of crowdfunding, and the benefits this investment model offers to both business owners and investors.
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In this interview, we talk to Ed Molyneux, the CEO and co-founder of FreeAgent, the UK’s market-leading online accounting system, which has been designed specifically for small business owners and freelancers.
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In this success story, we talk to Wendy Kerr, who founded a successful business coaching company, Corporate Crossovers, which helps women leave their traditional 9-5 jobs behind and start their own businesses.
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We talked to David Lester, founder of Startups – the UK’s most visited small business site, following the launch of his latest business – citrusHR, which allows firms to manage all of their employment law and HR processes on an all-in-one cloud-based platform.
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Here, we talk to William Buist, who built up a leading collaborative consultancy, and subsequently founded the exclusive xTen Club, which provides its members with the opportunity to learn from and work with other entrepreneurs.
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Here we talk to Robert Aldous, founder of KitBrix, an innovative and modular way of organising and transporting your sports kit. It took the company a mere 12 months from concept to store, and Robert provides our readers with some valuable lessons he learned along the way.
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For this success story, we spoke to Dave Millett, who spent many years working in the telecoms industry before launching Equinox Communications, a consultancy and brokerage which shows companies and organisations how to save a fortune on their telecoms bills by avoiding industry ‘cowboys’.
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BackBliss is an innovative product which enables you to apply sun lotion to hard to reach places without having to ask for help! Its inventor, Caroline Wagstaff, tells us how she started up her company, the impact her appearance on the Dragons’ Den had on business, and why you shouldn’t be afraid to ask for help along the way.
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We interviewed Alistair Callender, the founder of GATE8, which recently launched an innovative business luggage product which meets the hand baggage restrictions of all airlines. We asked him how he developed the brand, and how early criticism from a serial entrepreneur inspired him to transform the business.
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In Company Bug’s very first business case study, we talk to Ella Gascoigne, founder of Startup PR, who describes what inspired her to start her own business, the lessons she’s learnt along the way, why PR isn’t just for larger firms, and how social media has changed the way firms market themselves.
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