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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    Real Business; Case Study: Alex Harrington-Griffin, Part 1

    Welcome to our brand new “Real Business” case study series. We are going to interview individuals whom we believe offer valuable insight into what it’s like to start up and run a business. Our very first victim is Alex Harrington-Griffin from printed.com. We got to know Alex through our relationship with printed.com and discovered that […]

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    Real Business Case Study: Alex Harrington-Griffin, Part 2

    Welcome to part two of our interview with Alex Harrington-Griffin, our first subject in the new “Real Business” case study series. To read part one, click here. What were the positives and negatives of working for yourself? Positives. There’s a weird adrenaline when you run your own business. It’s a constant amount of energy. It’s […]

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    Real Business Case Study: David Lester

    Welcome Today we’re delighted to be interviewing entrepreneur David Lester, founder of Impressions Software, Crimson Publishing and former director of Watford Football Club. 

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    Real Business Case Study: Adam Ludwin & Dominic Joseph

    Welcome It’s the turn of Adam Ludwin and Dominic Joseph from digital advertising agency Captify to step into our real business hot seat. Founded in July 2011 by Adam and Dominic (when 23 and 26 respectively) Captify specialise in search retargeting and can already name brands such as American Express, British Airways, Orange, Warner Brothers […]

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    Real Business Case Study: Vanessa Lenssen

    Welcome Today we’re delighted to be interviewing Vanessa Lenssen, the entrepreneur behind GoLearnTo.com, a travel company who specialise in providing unique learning holidays. Since forming GoLearnTo.com in 2006 Vanessa has been shortlisted for Red Magazine’s Red Hot Woman Award in the online business category and also won the Shine Corporate Woman of the Year for […]

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    Real Business Case Study: Daniel Abrahams; Stevan Litobac

    Welcome Daniel Abrahams and Stevan Litobac are the co-Founders of MyCurrencyTransfer.com & MyTravelMoney.co.uk. Founded in September 2010 (with a little help from Companies Made Simple!), the award winning foreign exchange comparison site helps over 100,000 visitors per month find a fairer, cheaper and more transparent deal on currency. Last October, the site won an OPP […]

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    Real Business Case Study: Michelle Carvill

    Welcome Every edition of the Real Business Case Study is special but today’s is extra-special. Why’s that? Because today we’re chatting with Michelle Carvill, founder of our new social media partners, Carvill Creative. Formed in 2002, Carvill Creative specialise in creating effective and integrated online visibility for businesses across websites, blogs and social media platforms. […]

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    Real Business Case Study: Jasper Martens

    Welcome to our latest Real Business Case Study. Today’s edition has a marketing spin with us chatting to Jasper Martens – Head of marketing and communications at Simply Business. Simply Business is the UK’s biggest insurance broker, insuring over 250,000 businesses, a large portion of which are small businesses or start-ups. Can you tell us […]

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    Start-Up Summer; Why is summer such a good time to start a business?

    You can form a company at any time. But, as we progress well into the summer months, we thought we’d explore why summer is a particularly good time to form a business. If you have the entrepreneurial spirit within you – it’s an ideal time to start trading.

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    Startup Story with Jessal Shah of Mayfair FX

    In this Startup Story, our series of inspirational interviews with people who have taken the plunge and started up their own business, we chat with Jessal Shah – the entrepreneur behind Mayfair FX.

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