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Growing a business: From 0 to 40,000 users a day
Chris Holbrook of Freepostcodelottery.com

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Growing a business: From 0 to 40,000 users a day

Chris Holbrook was a freelance web developer when he launched Freepostcodelottery.com, a daily lottery draw funded by advertising. He talks to SmallBusiness.co.uk about starting up – and upping interest in the site.

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Ice cream on the road

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Ice cream on the road

Charlie Francis set up mobile liquid nitrogen ice cream parlour Lick Me I'm Delicious in 2011 and is set to grow his turnover from £60,000 currently to £140,000 in his next year of trading. SmallBusiness.co.uk talks to him about starting up.

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Back on the right track 

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Back on the right track 

In 1998, Ann-Maree Morrison was fighting for her life after being hit by a train while on holiday in Australia – but that didn't stop her from starting a successful company turning over £300,000. SmallBusiness.co.uk talks to her about her journey. 

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Hailing a cab in the 21st century

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Hailing a cab in the 21st century

SmallBusiness.co.uk talks to former cabbie Russell Hall, one of the co-founders of smartphone app Hailo, which has made headlines for securing one of Europe's largest ever venture capital funding rounds.

Addressing the youth skills gap

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Addressing the youth skills gap

Tom Hickman founded graduate coaching business The Bridge after struggling to find talented young staff for a previous company. SmallBusiness.co.uk talks to him about his efforts in starting up.

A tailored night out

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A tailored night out

Nick Telson co founded DesignMyNight.com, an online service that helps users plan their evening’s entertainment, with a university friend in 2009. He talks to SmallBusiness.co.uk about starting up.

Starting a green tech business

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Starting a green tech business

Green tech entrepreneur Peter Hopton founded data centre cooling company Iceotope in 2011 and talks to SmallBusiness.co.uk about investment, knowing your market, and caffeine.

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