Finance/all case studies

Trunki rolls out its exports
Rob Law, CEO and founder of Magmatic, the creator of Trunkis

Rob Law’s Trunki suitcases have been an international hit from the outset. It started from the moment that he posted up a press release on a popular design blog to gauge interest in in his concept of wheeled suitcases for young children. It immediately led… Read more »

One small business, so many lessons

In this film, Tracey Longmuir talks about starting up Isis Pet Care while being a single mum, cash flow and small business rate relief, and getting help from the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce as well as funding for hiring apprentices - she now employs eight members of staff.… Read more »

One tale from 10,000 startups

It's a big week for the  Start Up Loans Company that has made its 10,000th loan - to Allen Martin's Eclipse Property Cornwall. For a flavour of the difference that the scheme is making, watch this film with entrepreneur Demilola Owoseje talking to Lord Young,… Read more »

The “how to write a business plan” guide
Bev Hurley: encouraging women to plan and grow their businesses

During this Global Entrepreneurship Week, plenty of people - from schoolchildren to  50+-year-olds - will, we hope, be inspired to start a business.  One big question many of them will ask: how do I write my first business plan? There’s a wealth of online material… Read more »