Having set himself the goal of having a business turning over £5m within seven years, entrepreneur Joe Fogel tells us how a wide range of digital tools have helped he and VaioPak Group become so successful.
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Welcome to our dedicated Microsoft 30 Digital Champions hub, where we'll be displaying some great examples of businesses embracing digital to solve issues such as customer acquisition, productivity and supply chain management.
UK SMB director at Microsoft
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The idea of bringing together all retailer’s discounts in one place is pretty clever, rendering Love the Sales an easy sell. However, without the use of technology, the company would have arguably garnered less success.
As Real Business continues its 30 Digital Champions campaign with Microsoft, CLAW is the latest small company we’ve tracked down. We speak with young business owner Fabian Clark about how the technology will help him take his street food venture from markets to a fixed restaurant in the next year.
With our 30 Digital Champions campaign with Microsoft in full swing, we took a look at an interactive cooking venture – created by celebrity chef Jean-Christophe Novelli’s protégé David Berggren – using digital means to stand out from the crowd.
As part of our efforts with Microsoft to locate 30 Digital Champions displaying some great examples of embracing digital means, we talked to Nosh Detox founder Geeta Sidhu-Robb about what tech is needed to help boost a company in the food industry.
Online travel platform Airbnb has been great for helping people make extra income, but it has been transformative for Nakul Sharma. He saw the way the travel sector was moving and developed hospitality service Hostmaker to help Airbnb hosts deliver comfortable stays, which has secured the firm’s place among our 30 Digital Champions.
Dutch twin sisters Raissa and Joyce de Haas are the founders of beverage business Double Dutch, the latest company in our Microsoft Digital Champions campaign. Raissa sat down with us to discuss growing the startup by embracing LinkedIn for “stalking” and how Richard Branson opened a very lucrative door.
Our Microsoft 30 Digital Champions project continues, and confectionery brand Mallow & Marsh is the next company on the list. Chief whisk Harriot Pleydell-Bouverie revealed how she is able to introduce a working pattern so flexible that the staff don’t have a holiday allowance.
With a fair share of Brits looking back with guilt at their indulgence over the festive season, we find out how IsosHealth founder Abigail Wilson created the company to deal with just this kind of thinking.
Our quest to find the nation’s best examples of companies thinking digitally and adopting new technologies bring us to Chillisauce – a business which has achieved remarkable growth since founding at the turn of the millennium.
Age is no barrier to looking fabulous, according to Tricia Cusden, who at 65 created a new make-up range aimed at older women. We took a look at how digital strategies have enabled her to garner a loyal following.
Ms. Cupcake is the latest small company to be named in our Microsoft Digital Champions campaign. No ordinary bakery, it caters to vegans and has gone from kitchen startup to a shop premises, while a wholesale push resulted in a deal with Whole Foods Market.