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Small Business Success – Wise Owl Toys

Mark Stewart is co-founder and owner of Wise Owl Toys in Worcester. He and his wife Heather have been running their business for 19 years, and still going strong! Here we have a chat about why they started up and how they are embracing and improving with the struggles of running a business. Why did […]

Spotlight Feature: Sage

What is Sage? We’re the world’s largest provider of accounts and payroll software for over 6 million small and start-up businesses. We’re known for our market-leading software and extraordinary service. How is Sage beneficial to SMEs? Put simply – we save SMEs money by making it easy to do daunting tasks such as accounts, payroll […]

Case Study – The Buttercup Cake Shop

Donna Egan, founder and owner of the buttercup cake shop has shops in both Westfield shopping centres, Bluewater in Kent and her flagship store in Kensington, not bad for a company which is less than 6 years old! Here we have a chat about what it’s like to run her own business and how it’s […]

Spotlight feature: Q&A with Wonga for Business

What is Wonga for Business? Wonga for Business is the new business loans service from, the London-based digital finance company. Available at, the online credit service provides small businesses in the UK with instant access to short-term funds between initial limits of £3,000 – £15,000 when they need it, for the length of […]

New Year – Think big, think different

Whether it’s starting up that business you’ve always dreamed of or finally getting around to that expansion plan for your current business, this year is the year to celebrate the UK’s small businesses. Think back on what you didn’t achieve in last year and make it a goal for this year. Need some inspiration? Everyone […]


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