Many breathed a sigh of relief when Philip Hammond dropped plans to raise self-employed national insurance. But as the number of freelancers keeps increasing, how will taxes change? I wrote about how changes in tax could impact freelancers for Courier, published online on 24 March 2017.
Blendle is applying the iTunes model to journalism. But can it make micropayments work? I wrote about a new model for publishing companies for Courier, published online on 17 March 2017.
‘Airbnb for office space’ is the easiest way to describe Vrumi, a daytime-only property rental platform. Unexpectedly, the startup has found itself a hit with corporate middle managers. I wrote about startup letting company Vrumi for Courier’s Feb/Mar 2017 issue.
More than £260m in government loans has been granted to small businesses since 2012. But many founders are intimidated by the application process. I wrote about the government’s startup loan scheme for Courier’s Feb/Mar 2017 issue.
Coffee wholesaler Union has set up a sideline that allows coffee shops to roast their own beans using its facilities. But will coffee shops go for it? I wrote about Union coffee’s new Campus for Courier’s Feb/Mar 2017 issue.
Young Muslims and Jews are emerging as a lucrative and untapped source of customers. But how exactly should a business pitch its religious creds? I wrote about startups targeting religious communities for Courier’s Feb/Mar 2017 issue.
Prospective indie brewers are getting their first hands-on experience at a facility in Bermondsey. I wrote about how Ubrew is giving microbreweries like Old Kent Road Brewery the chance to grow at their own pace for Courier, published online on 10 March 2017.