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The sweet smell of success: The Apprentice contestant who has gone on to even bigger and better things

Will Bowes | December 23, 2015 | Comments


Dan Callaghan’s entrepreneurial life didn’t begin and end with The Apprentice, which he appears in briefly this season. Back in 2010, when he won a place at Oxford University to study French literature, a significant achievement in itself, he decided to set up a small company to run alongside his studies in order to pay his university fees.

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Topics: Case Studies, User Spotlight

User Spotlight: The Winners

Will Bowes | December 1, 2015 | Comments


Back in September we announced our User Spotlight competition. The aim of the competition was to highlight some of our most exciting and interesting customers and over the last few months we have had some great stories. In October we announced the prizes for the competition and today we are excited to announce our 2nd and 3rd placed winners.  

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Topics: User Spotlight

User Spotlight: The Glitterstore

Will Bowes | October 29, 2015 | Comments

Back in 2008, Kareen Buttle was searching for glitter cosmetic products online. Her daughter had an upcoming dance show she was performing in, and Kareen needed some specific makeup for her to wear on stage. Struggling to find the precise product she needed, Kareen hit upon an idea. If she was having a tough time, other parents must be too. And once she’d sourced the right products after a meticulous search, she decided to buy up some additional stock and resell it on eBay. She made some space in the kitchen cupboards for boxes of glitter pots, and when the orders started rolling in online, she realised she’d struck a little bit of gold – and ‘Glitterstore’ was born.

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Topics: Promotions, Linnworks News, User Spotlight

User spotlight competition: Prizes announced

Will Bowes | September 8, 2015 | Comments

Open for entries

Earlier this year we launched our user spotlight competition, and we’ve loved hearing all of your business stories so far. The response has been terrific and we know there are more people who still want to enter. So you can be in with a chance to win, we’ve extended the deadline to 23rd October 2015.

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Topics: Linnworks News, User Spotlight

Making the switch from bedroom to boardroom. How one 19 year old built a business from scratch, and how eCommerce made it possible.

Will Bowes | September 8, 2015 | Comments

Two years ago, 19-year old entrepreneur, Ben Ewart, from East Yorkshire spotted a gap in the market for a reliable supplier of electrical components selling high quality products at competitive prices.
Ben had big dreams but decided to start small and sell products on eBay and Amazon. He worked from his parents’ house, keeping overhead low and traffic high – leaving him free to source and advertise new products, resulting in the birth of Switch Electronics. Continue Reading >

Topics: Linnworks News, User Spotlight