Small businesses

  1. Evolve Business Festival founder Warren Munson

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    Video caption: As part of our New Shoots series, we hear about a festival helping entrepreneurs
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    Video caption: The social media bakery cooking up memes

    A young baker has found success in New York by focusing on stars and internet culture.

  3. Covid: Cumbria Chamber of Commerce boss says delay 'is a huge impact'

    The managing director of Cumbria Chamber of Commerce says she thinks more businesses will close as a result of delays to the lifting of lockdown restrictions.

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the measures must remain in place until 19 July because of the rapid spread of the Delta variant.

    Suzanne Caldwell says the four-week delay will hit the hospitality industry in the county hard.

    "They've been closed or trading at a lower level for a really long time," she said, "so they've not been earning at all, or much less than usual, so four weeks may sound much less than usual but coming at the end of that, it is a huge impact".

    "Furlough payments are going to start increasing in terms of what businesses have to pay in from July and they'll have to pay rates again and also looming is the debt people have been accumulating too."

    'Closed due to Coronavirus' sign
  4. Delhi lockdown impact

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    Video caption: In April, Delhi lockdown left millions of migrants struggling. BBC’s Devina Gupta reports
  5. Skills shortage holding back small businesses

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    Video caption: Wimborne upholstery and fabric business 'struggling' to recruit staff it needs.
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    Video caption: Covid 19: Isle of Wight cafe owner works at local hospital

    When lockdown forced him to close his Isle of Wight cafe, Kyle Freemantle worked at his local hospital.