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...
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..
Kyleigh Osterloh always felt her weightnwas holding her back, so started counting macros and strength training to lose weight. You can read more over in Women's Health...
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 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..
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..
The coronavirus pandemic has hit businesses hard, leading to sweeping numbers of redundancies and millions of workers being furloughed. Despite the downturn, some people have decided to take the brave step of starting a business. BBC News has a feature on four women who made something of their lockdown experience..
Dean Shaw and Danny Conroy, from Bradford, West Yorkshire, set up Tradie Giveaways during lockdown and are hoping to give away bigger and better prizes as the company grows.
The pair host a variety of competitions through the site, giving tradies the chance to win the likes of Makita 10 piece kits, DeWalt bluetooth & DAB radios and Festool circular saws - all they have to do is buy a ticket to be in it to win it. You can read more over at LADBible!
Apprentice start and vice-chairperson of West Ham United, Karren Brady gives her advice to a woman in her 40s who wants a career change but doesn't know where to start and is full of self-doubt. You can read more in the Sun..
Elena Green wanted her confidence back, wanted the energy to play with her babies and just wanted to be free! You can read the rest over on Women's Health!
A 28-year-old former pizza delivery boy has become one of the UK's wealthiest young entrepreneurs after agreeing a deal which valued his business at over £1bn. Ben Francis was a 19-year-old student when he founded Gymshark, a fitness clothing brand, from his parents' garage in 2011. You can read more over at Sky News...
As the UK's number one ranked CrossFit competitor, Zack George knows a thing or two about hitting the gym! George is widely regarded as Britain's fittest man, and is currently in training for the upcoming Games. In the run up to his next competition, George has shared his advice to help you get in the shape of your life - both physically and mentally. Joe.co.uk has the story!
Teenager Tyler Ball had a mission - his father had told him he was only allowed to quit studies if he had a £100,000 in the bank first.
But after inspiration struck, his dad was left eating his words as Tyler, now 20, pulled in half a million pounds in a month selling a male-grooming product.
You can read more in The Mirror!
Matteo Ferrari - Teo for short - and Nick Croft-Simon were working part time at the White Rabbit pub in Oxford when they came up with the idea that's set to make £3.5million this year. The Mirror has the story!
When her marriage broke up and her dog died within the same fortnight Michaela Morgan had to make some changes. Now she runs her own (highly lucrative) digital art business, Mimo Arts. You can read more on Wales Online...
Jordan Henderson has captained Liverpool to the title and been named the Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year, but it was always so straight forward for England ace. Sky Sports has the story...
Lu Li knows how to act fast - something she was forced to do after coronavirus lockdown struck and she lost a whopping 80 per cent of her income in a fortnight. Her company, Blooming Founders, a business network she set up in 2015 that aims to boost female-founded start-ups largely through events. You can read just how she managed made this happen on ThisIsMoney...
Shannon Smith was left sobbing in the changing rooms as she tried to fit into a dress, but it was that moment that switched on her determination to change her diet. The Sun has the story...
Britain’s youngest entrepreneur, Alfie Bradley, age 6, has overcome a speech disorder to launch his own garden business and vows to become a millionaire! You can read more about this young businessman in the making with Red Sector!
Tom Nolan, of tnfreestyle, is a social media influencer with more than 200,000 followers, and he is keen to share his story to inspire younger generations who are struggling to cope with the nationwide lockdown. Football Fancast has the story!
Stacey Flinn-Scholfield went from a size 20 to running an ultramarathon! You can read more in The Sun!
The owners of Brewdog were once rejected on BBC show Dragons' Den and they have revealed the investment offer that was turned down would have been the most lucrative deal in the show's history, a staggering £360m. The Mirror has the story!
Lockdown has devastated many of Britain's businesses – pubs, restaurants, cafes, gyms, high street retailers, leisure operators and more. All have been forced to close for weeks and many are unlikely to see the year out. But, for some, there are entrepreneurs out there that have bent the rules a little be able to offer those services that so many are missing. This Is Money has the feature...
Michelle Pennington was unable to join the other mums and their daughters dance and twirl with the school cheerleading squad before a staggering 8st weight loss! The Sun has the story!
In 2014, Henry Burner started selling buttons online—the kind you pin to a shirt or jacket. Sales climbed quickly. Within a few years, his firm, Buttonsmith, had expanded into lanyards, magnets, and other doodads, and gross revenue crossed $1 million. It’s grown into the multimillions since. The Fast Company has the story...
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