With just £300 in the bank, Gaby Jones, like so many others, lost her job during the pandemic. After years of working in the hospitality industry, the 26-year-old was left unemployed and questioning what she wanted to do with her life.
A genius idea and a determination to create a statement, led to the creation of some unique candles that have gained from worldwide, with Caia Candles. You can read more in the UK Daily News.
A motorsport parts business set up to help fund a husband's racing hobby has grown into a family firm supplying Formula One teams - and even Prince William.
Based near Kirkaldy, Scotland, McGill Motorsport sells all sorts of racecar parts and clothing for drivers.
Rachel McGill, 61, started selling from her garage in 2005 to help subsidise her husband Billy's hobby of racing and buying car parts for himself.
Rachel’s three sons now work for the company, and they have achieved huge success, supplying Rally WRC and Formula One teams and even kitted out Prince William when he took part in electric car racing in May 2021.
You can read more in The Mirror.
An entrepreneurial teen has made a whopping £20,000 by selling personalised phone cases from his bedroom. Sam Badger, from Tamworth, launched his business late 2019 and has shifted more than 4,000 cases in that time.
With neary 600,000 followers on TikTok, his videos have been watched nearly 20 millions times with his designs taking the internet by storm.
You can more about this savvy entreprenuer over in The Mirror.
Karina Irby, 32, from Brisbane, Australia, was fed up not seeing her body represented when shopping for swimwear, she launched her own range which is set to make £1.5million. Regularly defying trolls by sharing unedited photos of herself via her empowering Instagram account, she also owns the brand Moana Bikini, which is all about female empowerment.
You can read more in The Mirror...
Florist Anna Jenkins, 34, set up Silky Bonquets in 2011 and has turned it into a business turning over £500,000 a year - and her flowers have even appeared on Eastenders.
The firm makes them for events like weddings and baby showers, but Anna says funerals are where most of her designs are featured with inspirations such as Elvis Presley tributes, Del Boy from British sitcom Only Fools and Horses as well as Buzz Lightyear, Maltesers boxes and Peter Rabbit.
You can read more in The Mirror...
Aaron Branch, found himself on Universal Credit, struggling to meet ends meet and his hunt for a stable job wasn't too well either. After trying to launch Social Agendas, a digital marketing company, he was offered a £4,000 loan by the Prince's Trust and from there it all started to take off!
You can read about Aaron's story in The Mirror...
A mum who was left with just 99p to her name when her world fell apart following a marriage split has turned her life around - and now runs a thriving interior design business. Nicky Bright was once the store manager of a retail outlet with an annual turnover of over £3m. After hitting rock bottom and moment of realisation with her children, the comeback began!
You can read more about this journey to the top over in The Sun...
Childs Farm founder, Joanna Jensen, 51, launched the company in 2010 from her farm in Basingstoke, Hampshire in a hope to help her daughter's eczema. 12 years later, the idea has been sold for a massive £37million!
You can read more over in The Sun...
Gabriel Clark was only 6-years-old when he discovered his passion for woodwork. Now aged 12, he is now set to earn thousands working from his parents’ spare room. After some help from his dad Richard, the youngster has seen his social media following skyrocket from just six followers to around 227,000!
You can read more over in The Sun...
Single mum Euphemia Senar thought she had hit rock bottom when she was made homeless and facing £12,000 of debt. With what was owed cleared, Euphemia now runs her own business selling budgeting tools, like planners and stationary, on Etsy.
You can read more over halearon.com...
A savvy entrepreneur who started his own business from his bedroom when he was just 16 years old has now sold it for a massive £22million.
Lee McNeil started up his tech company Tebex aged 16, which began life as an online platform selling products for the Minecreft video game from his home in Bulwell, Nottinghamshire.
You can read more over in The Sun...
A 10-year-old girl could retire in just five years after launching a toy business which made a whopping £105,000 in a month!
Pixie Curtis, from Sydney, Australia, created 'Pixie's Fidgets' with her mum Roxy's help and often sees her colourful popping toys completely sell out.
You can read how Pixie is taking Australia by storm over in The Sun...
A rejected Dragons’ Den hopeful has raked in a staggering £96m from her board game - that has even outsold Monopoly!
Rachel Lowe hit rock bottom when her business folded after failing to win funding from banks in order to get a big order of the games in the shops in time for Christmas.
You can read Rachel's incredible journey into the world of games and puzzles in The Sun.
A young entrepreneur who swapped her UK office job for a Brazilian beach now runs her own £28k-a-month business. The brave move also resulted in her finding the love of her life in the process. Georgia Austin says she didn’t have a clue how to launch her career after leaving university. Instead she spent some time working as a lettings negotiator, a PA and a copywriter for Sweaty Betty. The 23-year-old, from Buckinghamshire, also freelanced offering LinkedIn outreach for brands based in America.
You can read more about this incredible journey over in The Metro...
Kevin Jones has three pictures of himself on the “wall of success” at a local weight-loss clinic. The 36-year-old Dayton, Ohio, resident is the only client to have reached the ‘400-pounds-lost’ milestone, and he’d be the first to tell you the photos are a real reminder of how far he’s come, but also something he’s proud of himself for accomplishing.
While Jones was always a little overweight, he thought he was in decent shape throughout his school years. Once he graduated high school, however, he didn’t have the same structure to keep himself active, and he slowly started gaining weight. When he started doing stand-up comedy, he needed help getting on stage because he couldn’t climb the steps. He eventually was only leaving the house for work.
You can read more about this incredible story over at My Fitness Pal...
When Brittany Garbutt handed over a cheque for $100,000 to start her pretzel business in a shipping container in Perth she wanted to vomit. She was just 23 and hated it, spending 19 hours a day pumping out the pretzels in 2017. But she had returned to her home state and couldn’t find a job challenging enough – having worked in brand designed – and decided she had to strike out and create something of her own.
You can read more about how Pretzel Australia transformed into the £4m business it is today over in News.Au.com...
In 2018, Bree Lenehan, from Queensland, fell into the grips of an eating disorder after becoming infatuated with losing weight and developing an 'unhealthy relationship with food'. With help from a nutritionist, she got her weight back on track and is an advocate for maintaining a well-balanced lifestyle.
You can read more about this Breen Lenehan over in the Daily Mail Australia...
From selling slime and antiques to setting up an inspirational book club, there are more young entrepreneurs who are starting to turn their dreams into a successful business across the country!
You can read more about these young entrepreneurs have taken on the coronavirus lockdown in The Mirror...
Scott Davies set up Hilltop Honey aged 22 after being laid off as a brickie and has built it into the 26th fastest-growing company in the whole of the UK. Despite being a "nightmare" in school and ending up bagging coal for a living, Scott now has his honey products in nearly every supermarket in Britain.
You can read about Hilltop Honey over in Wales Online...
At the age of 16, Mikaela Phillips' mum sold their car and all their possessions, packing up their lives to follow her dreams in LA. Single mum Chrys and her teen daughter flogged their belongings at a garage sale before leaving Melbourne for the bright lights of the US, eventually selling their house too.
Both successfully broke into the film and TV industry - making all their struggles worth it.
You can read the full story over in The Sun...
With three lockdowns over the last year, High Street coffee shop chains have missed out on the estimated £5bn a year that the Brits spend on their coffee fix. With no indoor seating, some small, independent companies have grabbed the opportunity to squeeze into the gap in the market.
You can read more over at BBC News....
Alana Hands from Brisbane, Australia, was a broke mum who came up her own baby mat idea while on maternity leave. This idea led to Alana starting a company, Munchkin & Bear, which is now worth £3m! Mum-of-two Alana, saw a need for nicer looking, and safer, foam play mats for her kids after spending £169 on a "very ugly" design which led to her son's injury.
You can read about the Munchkin & Bear story over at Kidspot.
Brandon Webb has made a living by taking advantage of America's obsession with kicks. The 19-year-old based in Los Angeles is the founder of Hypluxe, a members-only community that teaches sales secrets of the massive secondary market for limited-edition sneakers.
Webb says he works with a team of experts to secure and re-sell shoes for mindboggling prices amd already seen extraordinary success. Entrepreneur has the full story...
From cleaning toilets in the U.S. to leading a mission on Mars, Diana Trujillo became a NASA Director
At age 17, with $300 in her pocket and unable to speak English, Diana Trujillo left Colombia in search of a better future for her and her mother. It was the year 2000, a science career with NASA may have seemed about as likely as setting foot on a faraway planet. These days, however, Diana Trujillo is an aerospace engineer who leads a 45-person team at the NASA laboratory that’s responsible for the robotic arm of the latest Mars rover. You can read more about this 'out of this world' story at the Good News Network...
Dawn Smith (@thedawnelizabeth), is now a fitness entrepreneur who has been on a journey to losing 154lbs after learning how to love herself. After focussing on getting healthier by eating foods in moderation, sticking to a calorie deficit and tracking macros as well as combo of weight lifting, cardio and HIIT, You can read more about Dawn's story over at Women's Health...
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