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From Victorian Glasgow to Black Friday: The 121-year-old candle business making a success of selling on Amazon

on 13/03/2018

Shearer Candles is one of Britain's oldest candle companies. Founded in 1897, it sells products from its two Glasgow stores and also to customers around the world on Amazon. Ahead of the free Amazon Academy in Glasgow, Stephanie Barnet, who runs the company with her family, picks up the story.

Categories: Growing your business, Starting your business, Sales and marketing, and Web

'At Enterprise Nation's Festival of Female Entrepreneurs, everything changed': The outspoken slogan-led brand for yogis

on 08/03/2018

Kate Foster came to last year's Enterprise Nation Festival of Female Entrepreneurs with her copywriting hat on. But a conversation about her side hustle idea to sell t-shirts for yoga lovers changed her focus. The Enterprise Nation member picks up the story. 

Categories: Growing your business, Starting your business, Business ideas, Business planning, and Meet the member

Nine reasons why you should be at the Wellness Exchange on 23 March

on 07/03/2018

Got a clothing, food or drink firm with a healthy or ethical theme? Are you a supplement provider, sport business owner or offering services such as personal training? If you're operating any of those or any other type of wellness company, the Wellness Exchange is for you. 

Categories: Suppliers and trade, Growing your business, International trade, Starting your business, Sales and marketing, Web, Funding, and Money and cashflow

National Apprenticeship Week: How I took on an apprentice as my first employee and have never looked back!

on 05/03/2018

It's National Apprenticeship Week and we're publishing the stories and advice from small business owners who've taken on apprentices. To kick us off, Enterprise Nation member Jack McCaughtrie explains how two years after starting his business, he took on an apprentice as his first employee.

Categories: Growing your business, Starting your business, Business planning, Employing people, and Meet the member