Small business

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Can the surge of Black shopping directories actually help Black businesses?
These entrepreneurs created lists of Black-owned businesses so that consumers can spread the wealth that big business refuses to relinquish

Patrice Worthy

17, Mar, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Indie cafe in Brixton takes on hedge fund-backed coffee chain over name
Family-run Blank Coffee in south London launches legal challenge saying US Blank Street Coffee is trying to copy its ‘vibe’

Daniel Boffey

03, Mar, 2023 @1:30 PM

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Rest, recovery and larb tofu: a startup to remedy our postpartum care problem
Chiyo, a meal service for new moms, emulates traditional Chinese post-birth care – something the US severely lacks

Claire Wang

03, Mar, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Loss of nearly 15,000 UK retail jobs a ‘brutal start to 2023’, report says
Majority of job losses are at large retailers such as Tesco and Asda, according to Centre for Retail Research

Joanna Partridge

20, Feb, 2023 @12:01 AM

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Refuse firm Lord of the Bins ordered to change its name by Tolkien franchise
Two-man business contacted by lawyers of Middle-earth Enterprises, which owns rights to Lord of the Rings

Tom Ambrose

04, Feb, 2023 @4:12 PM

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Dragon Steven Bartlett plans ‘money school’ for Grenfell community
Dragons’ Den investor wants to offer financial workshops after being asked for help by those affected by 2017 disaster

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

04, Feb, 2023 @8:00 AM

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British taxpayers get stake in psychedelic medicine, whisky and footballers’ investor
Government’s Future Fund rescue capital, set up amid Covid pandemic, backs a further 53 firms

Joe Middleton

27, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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How a master sommelier couple built a wine bar with a diverse following
In an industry still dominated by white men, San Francisco’s Ungrafted is a refreshing change from the stuffy wine bars of old

Maria C. Hunt

26, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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‘Brexit has lost us 25% of sales’: British bike storage firm buckles under red tape
Cycloc says ‘Kafkaesque’ rules have cost it £100,000 in latest tale of how EU exit is harming small firms

Lisa O'Carroll Brexit correspondent

23, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Businesses berate ‘scattergun’ approach to UK government energy support
Exclusive: small business and hospitality groups urge rethink to let firms renegotiate fairer contracts and stave off closure

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

22, Jan, 2023 @4:46 PM

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British firms set to feel chill as Jeremy Hunt cuts energy bill relief
This week the chancellor performs his latest Scrooge act with a revamp of the energy bill relief scheme – and the signs aren’t good

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

08, Jan, 2023 @12:05 AM

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A Black-run investment firm bets on Black travel: ‘We wanted to add a layer of intentionality’
William Huston’s Bay Street Capital Holdings weathers the recent market dip and sets its sights on the hospitality industry

Patrice Worthy

03, Jan, 2023 @12:00 PM

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