Young guns: 10 of the top young entrepreneurs in the UK today

Getting a business off the ground in times of economic stability is a challenging enough task; however, success stories of young entrepreneurs starting-up and running their own businesses despite the economic downturn are still hitting the headlines. 10 of the UK’s brightest young entrepreneurs talk to inspiresme, offering their advice to other budding...
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Is there a place for small business on the mobile web?

With internet marketers hailing each of the last 10 years or so as ‘The Year of the Mobile’, it seems as though the reality is now upon us.
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Q&A: Gary Martin - Table Art

Gary Martin has extensive professional experience within the events industry, beginning work as a DJ in 1981. Eight years later, Gary set up his own company, Zap, which provided DJs for events across the UK. After establishing himself as a successful supplier of DJs to the corporate events market, Gary then began to build props and themed items to...
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Case study: accounting with a twist at Mazuma Money

Mazuma Money is an innovative accounting company that successfully rode the economic downturn and now boasts several offices across the UK, from which the company offers a range of services to clients. finds out more about what makes Mazuma Money unique from founders Sophie Hughes and Lucy Cohen.
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What your business card should say

A successful business card is one that conveys the right message to the consumer whilst presenting a professional image. It is important to choose a business card that best fits the industry and image that you wish to assume. A well-composed business card allows you to make a good first impression to potential clients.

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How to start a wedding planning business

The average UK wedding is said to cost somewhere in the region of £20,000 – and with most wedding planning companies charging fees of around 10-20 percentage of the wedding budget there is plenty of money to be made in this thriving industry.

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How to start a scrap metal business

Scrap metal businesses have a significant market because recycled and scrap metal is cheaper than pure metals, therefore a range of businesses can benefit from buying these raw materials at a cheaper price. If you’re thinking of starting a scrap metal businesses, experience and knowledge are essential as you’ll be involved in a lot of bargaining – you’ll need to ensure the price is fair when both buying and selling product.

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How to start a mini-cab business

When people want to get somewhere quickly and are, for whatever reason unable to drive, they’ll usually call a cab or a taxi. However, what they really do is a call a private hire vehicle or mini-cab.

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Q&A: Adam Soliman - Charbrew

Building a fledgling tea business from his parents’ house was a far cry from 21 year old Adam Soliman’s dream of the City trading floor. But, just two years after graduating in the thick of the worst recession in a generation, the young entrepreneur now heads one of the UK’s fastest-growing speciality tea brands worth over £1 million.

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