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.
To see what existing policy business leaders like or want to see changed, and discover what new legislation is desirable, GrowthBusiness provides its annual pre-Budget round-up.
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.
Following in the footsteps of Anita Roddick, Jacqueline Gold and Martha Lane Fox, we profile five female business builders who are going it alone.
GrowthBusiness speaks with new DFJ Esprit partner Scott Sage to find out where he's carved out an investment expertise and how he compares the London set-up with Silicon Valley.
The success of British cyclists and disruptive tube strikes have seen a growing number of people take to the streets and bike to work.
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?
Michel Driessen, operational transactions services leader at EY, looks at how staff can be encouraged to be entrepreneurial at a large professional services business.
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.
Shadow minister for SMEs Toby Perkins tells us how the upcoming Small Business Saturday initiative can help businesses reach the next stage of development.
In an era of business builder proliferation, Simon Middleton, director at Watershed Entrepreneurs, talks about insights used to identify hi-potential, low-risk entrepreneurs.
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.
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.
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.
As ever more start-ups decide that joining an accelerator is the best way to get some early traction, GrowthBusiness meets one of the new options on the block – Collider12.
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.
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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A Series A round worth $7.5 million has been closed by Adbrain as the business looks to ramp up expansion in the US and Europe.
Fox Williams partner Peter Ashford and associate Evie Meleagos examine the issue of cross-border litigation and present the facilitators and impediments.
It's that time of the year again, when George Osborne unveils his latest batch of economy boosting ingredients.