Retail meets technology: InStitchu and its goal to provide affordable tailored suits 

From working in a bar in Australia and needing a suit for job interviews, Elliot Suiter is now building out a bespoke tailoring service making the most of a growing trend in online retail.

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At the beginning of 2013 Richard Reed and the rest of his founding team at Innocent Drinks sold out the last of their stake to Coca Cola. GrowthBusiness finds out what happens after exiting a business valued at 0 million.

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Europlus Direct and Jim Hart's investment in native speaking salespeople has led to export success and growth of revenues to £8 million. It's a move which Hart believes is his best ever, and has also led to the founding of a company supplying recruitment and translation services.

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Beat the freeze with heated cycling gloves

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With the Year of Code now up and running, is the UK education system finally about to start equipping children with the requisite skills necessary to build businesses?

Is it possible to nurture entrepreneurial skills within a large accountancy firm? 

Michel Driessen, operational transactions services leader at EY, looks at how staff can be encouraged to be entrepreneurial at a large professional services business.

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In it for the long run: Future Fifty member Green Man Gaming

To coincide with the second crop of Future Fifty companies being named, GrowthBusiness meets Green Man Gaming and its founder Paul Sulyok to find out what being a member involves.

Toby Perkins: Small Business Saturday can help companies capitalise on potential

Shadow minister for SMEs Toby Perkins tells us how the upcoming Small Business Saturday initiative can help businesses reach the next stage of development.

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What factors make a successful entrepreneur?

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Finding a promising young start-up in the highly competitive digital market needs skill and tenacity. GrowthBusiness meets HOWZAT Partners and the firm's co-founder David Soskin to find out how the investor found, and then sold, Trivago.

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Focus on finance: Transform your business inspiration into success

Steve Attwell, managing director of SMB UK & Ireland at Sage, takes a look at the finance function's journey from shoebox to FD, offering practical tips for business owners and their advisers.

Building a business: A university alternative through entrepreneurship

As students picking up A-level results hope for high enough grades to secure a university spot, Simon King, a member of the Ventures team at Octopus Investments, drives the case for entrepreneurship ahead of further education.

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The Collider12 brand way for start-up incubation

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Hop Stuff Brewery: Using crowdfunding to finance a beer business

South London-based Hop Stuff Brewery has become the third brewer to raise capital via equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube. GrowthBusiness quizzes the company's founder, James Yeoman, to find out how the process went and just why the micro brewery craze has taken off in the capital.

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With its commercial activities taking it into many countries and communities around the world, brewery company SABMiller is supporting entrepreneurs to build their own enterprises.

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