Small business

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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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UK traders on Brexit: ‘It’s increased paperwork, stress, everything’
Boris Johnson said there would be ‘no non-tariff barriers’, but in the first of a four-part series we hear from firms who have lost valuable business

Heather Stewart

27, Dec, 2022 @3:13 PM

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‘It’s just not tenable’: cost of living crisis hits sustainability sector
With shoppers prioritising cheaper gifts over sustainable ones, independent businesses are struggling to stay afloat

Sophie Zeldin-O'Neill

20, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘We can help each other grow’: Angel Grigorio opens a Black-owned and -run market in DC
A business impresario is transforming shipping containers into an incubator for Black entrepreneurs and farmers

Patrice Worthy

19, Dec, 2022 @12:00 PM

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‘Clothing is one of the most powerful tools we have’: Finnegan Shepard brings proper fit to trans men
Knowing how tricky shopping for a wardrobe can be, the fashion entrepreneur started his own line for trans men

Isabel Slone

12, Dec, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Florida’s ‘don’t say gay’ bill author indicted for money laundering
Federal grand jury also charged Republican lawmaker Joe Harding with ‘fraudulently obtaining’ $150,000 in Covid relief funds

Edwin Rios

08, Dec, 2022 @1:26 AM

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‘I’m going to help people heal’: an indoor-outdoor bathhouse grows in Brooklyn
Liz Tortolani’s cityWell spa offers a laid-back boutique experience in the once-industrial but now trendy Gowanus neighborhood

Carly Stern

05, Dec, 2022 @12:00 PM

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