Blossoming success for florist who featured on EastEnders and now turning over £500k a year
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...
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.
Entrepreneur exposes the secrets of the billion dollar underground sneaker market!
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...
Struggling single mum who relied on food banks now owns two multi-million pound companies!
Ten years ago, Rachel Pedersen, a social media strategist and TikTok expert from the US, was relying of food banks and was struggling to make ends meet, and now helps other parents start and grow their companies. You can read about Rachel's incredible turnaround in The Sun...
Mum who failed A levels spends last £20 on flyers - now her business makes £3.5m
Rachael Flanagan was just 18 when she started Mrs Bucket in her home town of Swansea - using her last £20 to print flyers to advertise her services after failing her A levels spurred her on to create a cleaning business that's now turning over £3.5million a year. You can read more over in The Mirror...
Meet the man who opened Yorkshire's first McDonald's - and now runs £54m empire!
George Michniewicz was raised to value hard work - and that's what's taken him from being a trainee manager to a 14-restaurant McDonald's empire turning over £54m a year! You can read more in The Mirror!
Third-year Cardiff student Ellis Lloyd Jones has built a TikTok following during lockdown that’s so big (just a solid 31 million…) he’s been able to quit his job at Greggs. Ellis started using the app back in October 2019, when the app had “barely anyone using it”. Now he typically gets around £22 every time he gets one million views! You can read more in the Cardiff Tab...
Luis Onofre openly admits that his first foray into luxury shoe design could have been his last. The Portuguese designer launched his first namesake collection in 1993, shortly after taking over his family's shoe factory. His father had warned him it wouldn't sell, and his dad was proved correct. Consumers weren't interested, and the shoes bombed. You can read more over at BBC News...
Sami Wunder is not your typical chief executive. The business she runs is a love and relationships coaching service. Today it makes over a million pounds a year. However, when she started out she had to contend with questions that trouble almost every first-time entrepreneur: should I set my prices low at the beginning to attract customers? And if I do, when do I dare raise them? You can read more over at BBC News...
How Man Utd sensation Bruno Fernandes became a legend as a skinny teen with Italian minnows Novara
Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes professional debut is still the stuff of legend in Novara.
Pablo Gonzalez, currently back for his third spell at the Italian Serie B club, remembers well the November afternoon in 2012 when the skinny teenager from Portugal was brought on as a late sub. You can read more in The Sun...
It is a turbulent time for the economy but that has not stopped thousands of people from launching a business this year. BBC Scotland's The Nine has been hearing from four businesses born in a storm..
Weight loss transformation who gorged on chocolate and biscuits wows in amazing transformation!
Kelsey Daniels, of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ballooned to 15st 9lb after gorging on chocolate but has since joined Slimming World to fight the flab! You can read Kelsey's story over in The Mirror...
Twins, 20, pay off their mum’s mortgage after making £200K a year from playing video games!
Twin brothers, Matt and Ben Horton, both 20, have paid off their mum's mortgage after making £200,000 a year from playing video games. You can read more in The Metro..
Tata Harper's mission to create a natural skincare range began when her stepfather was diagnosed with cancer in 2005. His doctors advised him to adopt a healthier lifestyle. They wanted him to reduce the amount of toxins and synthetic chemicals he was exposing his body to, be it through the food he was eating, or what he was putting on his skin, from shampoo to soap. Tata Harper set out to find different for him as well as herself! You can read more over at BBC News...
Brendan O'Shea started the 'Just Clear' house clearing business with his wife back in 2017 and now looks to turnover £7m this year, employing almost 70 staff nationwide. You can read more over on This Is Money.
For many parents, the sight of their children playing hours of video games while school is out thanks to the coronavirus lockdown might drive them to despair. Ben Noble, 17 has become a successful gaming coach who is now earning almost £1,000 a month. You can read more over in This Is Money...
For the first six years running Stitch Fix, Katrina Lake wasn't comfortable with being labelled a female business leader and this followed on the many knockbacks from male investors didn't quite understand the full potential of what Stitch Fix could deliver. BBC News has the story...
When Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson's time with WWE came to an end, it was just the beginning of their multi-platform success. Investors need to take note with current and former pro wrestlers are making moves across media and commerce! Entrepreneur Europe has the story...
Making £2k a month 'dumpster diving!'
A stay-at-home mum has revealed she makes £2,000 a month selling stuff she found in bins - by salvaging rubbish sold out by major stores and selling on for just 25% retail price. You can more about this business idea in The Sun...
Lockdown nearly killed our fashion business but now we make £600k a month with face masks!
When the coronavirus pandemic hit in March, Natalie Reynolds and Lexi Panayi were rightfully anxious. The sisters had only launched their fashion brand Style Cheat back in May 2019 and just unveiled their collaboration with Luisa Zissman when the country went into lockdown. You can read about how the sisters turned the situation around in The Sun..
Sisters and Mrs Hinch fans - who have become the UK's answer to Netflix decluttering sensation Marie Kondo - have made thousands by charging people £240 a day to help put their houses in order! The Sun has the story...
Billy Alwen and Julian Bracey both left their jobs behind to become circus performers and in 1999, Bristol-based Cirque Bijou was created. BBC News has the story...
Keeping track of the calories!
McKenzie Colf struggled with depression and was on medication before following the CICO diet with some weightlifting and running which resulted in losing 100 pounds in a year. Women's Health has the story...
Aged only 13, Shahrzad Rafati, decided she would one day build a global business. Fast forward to today and Shahrzad is the founder and boss of internet video technology firm BroadbandTV (BBTV) decided. BBC News has the story..
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