Entrepreneurship

UK small businesses brace for more pain after surviving pandemic

UK small businesses brace for more pain after surviving pandemic

In the depths of the pandemic in 2020, owners of some typical small businesses that are the bedrock of the UK economy explained their struggles to the Financial Times. On a return visit to the same contractors in Brickfields, a low-rise building in east London that has 98 offices and workshops, all of the businesses …

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'Creating adversity': Startup CEO on raising kids with an entrepreneurial mindset

‘Creating adversity’: Startup CEO on raising kids with an entrepreneurial mindset

Ever since she was young, Cheryl Sew Hoy always knew she wanted to run her own business. “When the teachers asked what your ambition was…and a lot of kids wanted to be doctors or lawyers. My ambition was [to be] a businesswoman,” she told CNBC Make It. That childhood dream is now a reality for …

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Myles Bunch, owner of a plant-based food business called The Edible Bunch, poses for a portrait ...

‘Huge’ Igniter program for historic Westside businesses

Business owner Myles Bunch grew up in Las Vegas’ historic Westside, and his family operated the now-closed Chez Place restaurant and lounge. Now he runs his own food business with his wife, Valencia Lawerence, called Edible Bunch, a mobile plant-based restaurant that sets up shop at farmers markets and at events throughout the Las Vegas …

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WorkTorch HR platform raises $2.2 million

WorkTorch HR platform raises $2.2 million

WorkTorch, formerly known as QuickHire, today announced the closing of a $2.2 million funding round led by Tenzing Capital. Along with the increase comes a name change, in an effort to encapsulate the company’s focus on recruiting and retaining employees. Speaking to TechCrunch, its founders, sisters Deborah Gladney and Angela Muhwezi-Hall, said the rebranding had …

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Chennai startup’s electric two-wheelers cross Africa and raise $50m in funding

More than 10 million electric cars were in circulation worldwide in 2020. Subsequently, sales of electric bicycles also increased. Realizing this opportunity and the need for electric vehicles (EVs) in 2014-15, an entrepreneur from Tamil Nadu now runs one of the largest electric two-wheeler companies in Africa. Mansoor Alikhan Al Buhari is the Founder and …

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How a 26-year-old black founder raised $12.6 million in venture capital for her skincare brand, Topicals

How a 26-year-old black founder raised $12.6 million in venture capital for her skincare brand, Topicals

Olamide Olowe is the founder and CEO of Topicals, which manufactures products for chronic skin conditions. On Thursday, Topicals announced a $10 million Series A funding round led by venture capital firm CAVU. Olowe gave her advice on presenting investors with confidence as a black founder. Loading Something is loading. Thank you for your registration! …

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From Military Officer to Entrepreneur: How GetGo Founder Toh Ting Feng Adopted a Structured Approach to Entrepreneurship

From Military Officer to Entrepreneur: How GetGo Founder Toh Ting Feng Adopted a Structured Approach to Entrepreneurship

Whether you’ve seen their cars on the road or tried one yourself, chances are you’ve seen one of GetGo’s car-sharing fleets on the roads of Singapore. Launched in February 2021 during the pandemic, GetGo has become Singapore’s largest A-to-A point car-sharing service in Singapore. From an original team of 10 to the current workforce of …

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The Latest Small Business Grants for Women and Minority Entrepreneurs

The Latest Small Business Grants for Women and Minority Entrepreneurs

Women and racial minorities have faced many obstacles in the business world over the years. And many still face inequality today. However, there are several ongoing and one-time grant programs that aim to support these entrepreneurs along their journey. Here are several opportunities that can benefit today’s minority women and entrepreneurs. The Amber Grant The …

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Startups and investors are betting on the future of remote work

Startups and investors are betting on the future of remote work

Even as more employers signal the end of remote working, tech startups and their investors are betting it’s here to stay, offering a range of digital tools designed to support a permanent workforce. outside the office. And those bets seem to be paying off. Remotebase, a two-year-old San Mateo, Calif.-based startup that connects companies with …

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