When she’s not in the office, you can find her at home in pyjamas trying to catch up with everything on Netflix, often with a cat and chocolate by her side. Other loves include reading every magazine going and music concerts.
We’re often told to ‘follow your passion’ and ‘chase your dreams’, but how many of us are surrounded by doubt when it comes to running a business? Spoiler – a lot! Chloe Salmons, founder of Glam By Coco, felt the same. But she decided to go for it anyway. Here we chat to her about what it’s like to quit the 9-5 and start working for herself.
You may have heard a lot about digital tax recently, as the government’s ‘Making Tax Digital’ (MTD) initiative ramped up at the start of the new financial year. Eventually, business owners across the UK will be affected by MTD but many are still unsure about what digital tax really means and how it will affect them.
With nearly 40,000 followers on Instagram and coming in at 84 in the UK’s Top Startups Index 2018 (the only restaurant to do so), plant-based burger restaurant, The Vurger Co, are a force to be reckoned with. Loyal fans and a crowdfunding success have helped their Shoreditch branch become something of a vegan ‘fast-food’ constitution, so much so that they’ve recently opened their doors to another branch in Canary Wharf. We chat about how they got started, what it’s really like to run a busy restaurant, and their hopes for the future of vegan cuisine.
We’re living in what industry insiders are calling “the golden age of fitness”. One in seven Brits has an active gym membership, with many of them swapping late nights for early mornings in the studio.
It is perhaps every foodie’s dream to own a restaurant. It allows you the freedom to be your own boss, hire and lead your own team, and enjoy your passion for food and people. Owning a restaurant is a lot of work and the hours can be long, but for many people, it’s worth it.
The likes of Foster & Partners and BDP might dominate the industry press, but it’s actually thousands of sole practitioner and boutique studios dotted across the country that form the bedrock of the UK’s architectural profession.
The benefits of life as a freelance graphic designer are plain to see. You get to work on your own terms, on a schedule that suits you, and claim better pay for your projects than if you were to operate through an agency.
Always dreamed of starting your own business? Jesseca Stewart did – and in August 2018 she finally took the plunge and quit the 9-5 to take her design company full-time. She discusses what it’s like to run a company after years of side-hustling, and how to stay motivated as a new business owner.
Few businesses are more rewarding for your creativity than arranging stunning bouquets. Best of all, floristry is the kind of small business you can easily run online, from the comfort of your own home.