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
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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.
Martin Campbell, MD at SaaS company Ormsby Street, shares first-hand SXSW advice from US firms on how UK businesses can gain a foothold in the US
Dragons Den star talks to Growth Business about the launch of his latest e-commerce venture Brandpath
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In his first of a series of blog posts, Ben Hutt, CEO of digital recruitment marketplace Talent Party, shares his challenges, successes and lessons learnt when taking his business into international markets
As the power of the crowd continues to grow, SmartMoneyPeople.com founder Mike Fotis tells us how he came with a business that is attempting to increase trust and transparency in the financial market.
Jill Pinner, founder of Fizz, explores how even traditional businesses have to be nimble and evolve to survive in a 21st century post-recession landscape.
Keeping your investors happy is key for the running of any business – so Flubit.com founder Bertie Stephens shares his six top tips on effective investors relations for start-ups.
While the term start-up is used to describe a variety of businesses at different stages of development, HulloMail founder and CEO Andy Munarriz explains why he believes his business has moved beyond the tag.
Sean Blanks, marketing director of cartridgesave.co.uk, explains why innovating with practices such as Google Adwords has helped the business stay ahead.
Despite operating in a heavily competitive space, HouseTrip has raised $60 million of investment and is set firm on becoming the leader in the holiday rental market.
In an era where there have never been more options when it comes to business finance, Jonathan Kettle, founder of Taxicode, argues that no external investment at all is the best course to sail.
When a company reaches a certain stage, XLN Business Services founder Christian Nellemann believes it is critical to take a step back and allow the talent assembled to flourish.
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