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Earning a return from digital entrepreneurs

Digital entrepreneurs need customers and capital. Global corporations need to tap into digital innovation and creativity. When they engage properly, it makes a massive difference to all the parties. Initially launched by Telefonica in Spain and Latin America in 2011, there are now 14 Wayra… Read more »

“We wouldn’t have had a business without them”

The pub has always been the place for talking about great business ideas with your mates. Few of those conversations ever actually lead to the start of a real venture. Here’s how one manufacturing company is committed to helping entrepreneurs turn their ideas into reality.… Read more »

Helping small companies to get retail-ready

Just having the chance to present your product to a top retail buyer can transform the fortunes of a small business. The PitchUp competition provides just such an opportunity. A partnership between John Lewis and StartUpBritain, PitchUp helps startups and small British-based companies get their… Read more »

Click, pay, give and grow

At this time of giving, here's a fascinating and inspiring film about a business that is transforming the act of giving. It's also about how a rurally-based business, situated among Worcestershire's mushroom and asparagus growers, can build relationships with more than 3,000 global retailers and… Read more »

Finding the best distributors: the Cyclehoop story

Guy Schanschieff isn't the only exporter to emphasise the importance of finding the right distributor. Here's Anthony Lau, founder and MD of Cyclehoop, whose clever cycle parking solutions are currently sold in 15 countries. UKTI has helped businesses such as Cyclehoop with advice and support… Read more »