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..
Charlotte Valentine worked as a Merchandise Planner for Burberry, but in 2011, took the plunge to start her own business. Now it's on track for a £10million turnover! The Mirror has the story!
It was said that Liverpool FC captain, Jordan Henderson was set to leave Anfield but take a look at him now! One of Henderson's former teammates tells of the work ethic of the Champions League winning Captain in The Mirror!
From France's third tier to Liverpool superstar and Champions League success, Sadio Mane has had quite the rise to the top! The Mirror has the story of Red Bull Salzburg's greatest find!
A young teacher, Alice Hall, borrowed £45 from her mum to help get her clothing business up and running with Pink Boutique now a £25m business. The Sun has the full story!
Three university friends set up a protein bar, powder and shakes business back in 2007 and now twelve years later, Pulsin are set for a £9m turnover this year! The Sun has more on how Pulsin came to life!
Monika Milcarz Clark launched 'Happy Mama' from her spare room after her restaurant hit hard times. After her first year turning over £40,000, 'Happy Mama' is set to hit £1m!
Garry Almond is building his online empire with cheap prices and customers across the UK! You can read more about the Online Pound Store in The Mirror!
They say success is in the preparation and what happens on the training pitch. It's exactly that which has helped transform Liverpool in their title challenge! The Mirror has more!
For Nick Coleman, Snaffling Pig began as a bet and is now forecast to bring in £5m this year! You can read more in The Mirror!
Millionaire teen entrepreneur and founder of BloomVentures, Jack Bloomfield shares his six secrets for turning your side hustle into something very special! The Mirror has more!
It was a life long dream and when Julia Austin was made redundant, it was her time to make something happen! You can read more in The Mirror!
New mum, Stephanie Dunleavy had very little left in the bank before launching the 'I Am Range' and is now selling in stores and overseas with celebs loving them! You can read more in The Mirror!
With just £30 in the bank after being made redundant, Stacey Dennis began her business adventure named after her daughter, 'LoveLayla!' Rude cards with a sense of humour are all over their website and its not hard to see why it has so many fans! You can read about this in The Mirror!
Ian Montgomery has gone from teaching snowboarding in the Pyrenees to running a £4.5m online business after an idea from a friend a few years previously! You can read more about this in the Mirror!
Small children love your keys, I don't know why but they love them! Elspeth Fawcett's children were no different! But it was her children's love of her keys that inspired her business! You can read more in the Mirror!
Life is busy, I get that, but if there is something you really want to do, you'll find the time for it! One member of the myprotein.com team went on a personal fitness journey...
Ronaldo is arguably the greatest footballer of all time, his determination and ambition to be the very best has shone through in everything he has done. But what does the man who has won it all tell his son as he looks to follow in his dad's footsteps? The Mirror has the simple advice to make it!
More and more teens are ditching Saturday jobs and starting their own mini businesses in the art of reselling! Its not uncommon and at the hype of my eBay career, its exactly what I was doing! A Barclays survey with a feature in The Sun about the inspirational kids!
The lack of cups on offer for Sara Keel's daughter led to her taking it to the next stage which has led to £500,000 business exporting around the world! The Mirror has more on this inspiring piece!
Coconuts Organic founder, Cecily Mills, turned down an offer of a lifetime from Dragons Den after the supermarket giant Tesco made her an even better one! The business now looks to make its first £1m! The Mirror has more of this ice cream business!
Starting as a sideline business selling fake eyelashes, Michelle Lauren and his Essex Girl brand now turns over £100,000 a year! The Mirror has more on this so far six year journey!
First time mum, Steph Douglas was sent more flower bouquets than she could handle but it led her to start her own alternative gifting business. Five years on, the business has doubled every year and now with 10 members of staff, the business aims to hit £1m next year. The Mirror has more on this inspiring business story!
On a flight from Los Angeles to Atlanta last March, it was revealed that the pilot team was a mother and daughter working side by side, since then the story has become an inspiration to others!
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At 14, Joseph Sullivan was doing four paper round's a day to earn money to buy cars to flip over for a profit! Now the chief executive of Hemmels, the car restoration of post-war Mercedes-Benz sports cars is a leading powerhouse! The Mirror has more on this incredible story!
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