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Need some inspiration? Read some of our customer stories to learn more about their business or side hustle. Find out how they started a small business at home and how they’ve used Mettle to help them get there.

This Mental Health Awareness Week we speak to some of our customers about their experience with burnout and stress and what advice they have for aspiring small business owners.

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This International Women’s Day we speak to some of our female customers to find out what it’s like starting a business as a woman, how they’ve broken the bias and any advice they have to share.

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After a life changing event in the midst of the pandemic, Liam decided to take the leap and start a business in something he was passionate about – barbequing.

4 min read

Rachel started Blue Leaf Accounting to help other working mums with their bookkeeping needs. She sits down with us to talk through why she started the business.

4 min read

Vin took the leap and started his IT consulting business after being made redundant in lockdown, drawing on his years of experience and contacts to make it a success.

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What started as a lockdown passion project to offer English lessons online has now turned into a global classroom.

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Doctor turned money coach, Nikki, helps to empower women around their finances, helping to change their mindset towards money, plan for the future and clear their debt.

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Deputy Headteacher turned dog trainer, Kerry, is passionate about training dogs using positive reinforcement behaviour techniques.

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In our latest small business story we caught up with Diana, founder of DP Global Limited. Diana works with Chambers of Commerce in Scotland to make international links for small and medium Scottish businesses abroad, with a focus on Latin America.

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We sat down with Rachel to talk about her business, Red Feather Consulting. Providing a different spin on the usual HR consulting business. Rachel is passionate about supporting charities and purpose-led organisations.

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Babycakes Bespoke Cakes are a London based company specialising in one-off, 3D celebration cakes. We caught up with the founder, Fi, to find out more.

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Opali London create candles that not only smell amazing but also have a unique and beautiful aesthetic. In our latest small business story we catch up with founder, Lauren.

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Starting a business isn’t easy and even less so when you do it during a national lockdown. In our latest customer interview, we caught up with Lucy, founder of Goods of May.

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Helen from London School of Furniture Making discusses how she and her business have been affected by COVID.

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With over 33 years in the business, Steve decided to prove he had mettle and open his own furniture business in 2019. Find out how he's getting on and how COVID has affected his business.

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Tom was born into a creative family, his dad was a sculptor, but he was never encouraged to pursue a career in art. So he started off in sales – and after six years, he realised that it wasn’t for him.

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Woodworking since the age of 17, Helen Welch shares her inspiration behind her passion.

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From Aunt Cynthia's kitchen to West London markets – Leon talks about the inspiration behind his business.

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