Discover how V-Hub can help supercharge your business online
We’ve teamed up with five innovative entrepreneurs to learn about their business journey, and how business.connected, our digital skills programme, and V-Hub, our one-stop-shop website for small business support, can help support digital growth.
Meet each of our inspirational Small Busines Ambassadors, hear their thoughts on the importance of digital skills in business and discover their top tips for success.
At age 21, Steven Bartlett dropped out of university, packed his bags and set off around the world to create Social Chain, a social media marketing and ecommerce company worth an estimated $450 million. From there, Steven has gone on to become a Sunday Times best seller, a successful podcaster, and has even been inducted into Manchester City’s Hall of Fame.
Discover how our V-Hub ambassadors used business.connected and V-Hub to learn new skills, develop their business goals and have one-on-one support with our dedicated advisors.
In the words of Khalia Ismain, co-founder of Jamii, "The V-Hub is effectively a course on how to launch and run a small business online."
Athina is the founder of Topology Interiors, an online interior design company based in London. Athina set up the business in 2016 as a side-hustle after realising that there was a huge gap in the market for affordable, accessible and friendly interiors.
Khalia Ismain is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Jamii, the home for black creators and makers in the UK. Created in August 2016, Jamii was inspired by the fact that less than 1% of investment ends up with black founders.
Lore Salas is the founder of Dates & Avocados, offering consultancy to businesses that want to introduce plant-based options in their menus, as well a platform for those wanting to develop their knowledge about plant-based food through learning.
Houseplant expert and entrepreneur Gynelle Leon is the founder of PRICK London's first and only cactus and succulent boutique, established in 2016, as well as being the author of two books, PRICK and PLANT.