In The Simpsons plenty of characters start their own business: so what can others looking to do the same learn from their experiences?
It's very rare that entrepreneurs hit the nail on the head first time; so here we look at five of the biggest names in business history and their less than auspicious beginnings
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.
Surrounding himself with those one step ahead on their journey the most useful thing to do at the start, says Peter Mühlmann
Tech Invest Liverpool saw the brightest prospects in the North-West tech scene present for some of the best investors in the sector: Read on for profiles of the presenting companies
This handy infographic from Neomam studios tells you what kind of entrepreneur you are or what you could be
A group of nearly 100 top economists has predicted 2015 will be a year of further growth for the UK, so how will you be taking advantage over the next 12 months?
Young CEOs may grab a lot of the headlines these days, but entrepreneurs over 50 are giving them a run for their money
Pitching to a room full of peers is difficult enough, but imagine doing it with the scrutinising eye of HRH Duke of York less than 10 feet away.
Born out of frustration with not understanding what different roles entailed, the entrepreneur in Manfredi Di Cintio left his consulting background behind to produce a solution.
It was a moment that most parents have experienced, when they turn around and their child has disappeared out of eyeshot. While Sara Murray was just as worried as the next mother, she also used the incident as inspiration for a new business.
From a council estate in Liverpool to a public market exit, young business builder Mark Pearson has always been at the forefront of innovation and market trends.
Each region of the UK posted an increase in the amount of businesses within the £2.5 million to £100 million revenue band during the last year, new figures show.
Utilising his experience of building a number of businesses, the government has again turned to Lord Young for advice – this time on how to bring entrepreneurship into education.
From Investor of the Year to New Energy Champion of the Year, GrowthBusiness puts the winners in front of the camera and asks what has gone into producing such a successful year.
Tackling two big global problems in sanitation and energy generation, Loowatt tells GrowthBusiness all about the novel technology.
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Productivity is all over the media as the biggest challenge for UK business: but are people missing a trick by not pinning down their customer engagement?
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