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On the up…Forever Natural

Samantha Hunter set up cosmetics distribution business Forever Natural last year, and has since enlisted her father, mother and sister to help her build a business boasting sales now of just under £1 million.

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Exchequer: Forfeiting business expertise

Eduardo Loigorri and Rob Steele founded business and accounting software company Exchequer in 1984, when they were both 18. Without any external funding, the business has grown to sales of £10 million.

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On the up – Text Anywhere SMS solutions

Text Anywhere provides SMS (short message service) solutions to the business and public sector communities and is growing at the rate of 20 per cent each year.

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Entrepreneur Quotes

Some of our favourite quotes from entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and business personalities involved in the start-up and growth business sector.

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Gary Laurence on the business plan of Huntress

Reacting quickly to market conditions and reformulating the business plan saved my company, says Gary Laurence, founder of recruitment specialist Huntress.

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Playing it right: Immedia

As a DJ, Bruno Brookes found fame and fortune as the nation’s favourite radio presenter. As an entrepreneur he has found success much harder to come by. But, following a few commercial flops, he believes his latest radio venture will thrive.

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Family businesses come full circle

Only three out of every 100 family businesses make it through to the fourth generation. Can this be improved? Yes, with a few simple steps.

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On the up…Now Wash Your Hands

Design agency Now Wash Your Hands launched in 2001 in a depressed market, but has experienced strong growth and is looking this year to double its current turnover of £1 million.

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Family businesses come full circle

Only three out of every 100 family businesses make it through to the fourth generation. Can this be improved? Yes, with a few simple steps.

Entrepreneurs

On the up…Now Wash Your Hands

Design agency Now Wash Your Hands launched in 2001 in a depressed market, but has experienced strong growth and is looking this year to double its current turnover of £1 million.

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Sir Tom Farmer: Ethics, ambition and enthusiasm

Sir Tom Farmer revolutionised the auto-repair market when he founded Kwik-Fit – and made a tidy fortune in the process. Now 63, he is energetically injecting his hard won resources into an array of UK start-ups.

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How I found business success in retirement

John Perceval swapped a comfortable golfing retirement life to start an internet business in 1996. He tells GrowthBusiness why, now he’s back at the coalface, he’s not quite ready to retire again just yet.

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Toys for the boys and girls…Property overseas

You may not be able to afford a Caribbean island like Sir Richard Branson, or Philip Green’s palatial Monaco residence, but there are plenty of other areas where you can stake your property claim.

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A cup of tea with… Adrian Tripp

Adrian Tripp is founder and chief executive of Quest Media, which three years ago launched the National Business Awards. They aim to promote excellence and achievement across the British business community.