Case Studies

Here's how I established an effective record-keeping system

Posted in Exporting by Angela Driver on 2014-06-26 00:00

Michelle De Bruyne used an accountant to set up her limited company, AmHealthy, which markets a herbal nutrition programme. However, she decided to do her own bookkeeping. Good organisation, she says, has helped her track the progress of her business as well as look after her customers.

Here's how I avoided the pitfalls of overtrading

Posted in Exporting by Angela Driver on 2014-06-26 00:00

Rapid Technologies is one of the UK's fastest-growing IT and communications companies. Strong growth in recent years raised a number of financial and strategic challenges. Managing director Mark Stevens explains how careful management helped the company steer clear of overtrading.

Export expertise drives growth for Smiffy's

Posted in Exporting by Angela Driver on 2014-06-26 00:00

Lincolnshire based costume and accessory supplier, Smiffy’s is reaping the rewards of their continued growth overseas. Now trading in 40 countries across the globe, international turnover has increased by 75% year on year, gaining international market share and building upon their market dominance in the UK.

Video: Starting in a Slump

Posted in Finance by Holly Wells on 2014-06-16 00:00

"Here's how I started a Business During an Economic Downturn" - Startups can find it hard in times of recession. Here one business, which started in the last recession, describes how they survived through the economic downturn.

Video: Starting a successful business

Posted in Finance by Holly Wells on 2014-06-16 00:00

"Here's how I started a successful business" - King of Shaves is a toiletries company started by entrepreneur Will King in 1993, which now has its products stocked in approximately 33,000 stores worldwide. Here, founder and CEO Will King talks about how he created King of Shaves and how he secured funding to grow the business.

Video: Starting a Business in an Economic Downturn

Posted in Finance by Angela Driver on 2009-03-06 00:00

"Here's how I started a Business During an Economic Downturn" - Startups can find it hard in times of recession. Here one business, which started in the last recession, describes how they survived through the economic downturn