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There are plenty of incentives to encourage start-ups, but would it be better to help businesses grow instead? We examine how young businesses become successful in a series of reports released to coincide with the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year forum in Monaco.

Boy born in a refugee camp is Entrepreneur of the Year

Manny Stul

Many Stul’s Moose is sixth-biggest toy brand in US


Manny Stul tells of the determination that has led to his success today
Manny Stul, Mohed Altrad and Judy Lee talk about starting out with nothing and discuss if they could do it today
Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger, Marc Puig and Giuseppe Lavazza share their top tips from Monaco

Export drive requires a leap of faith

Where there are openings, there are also costs and risks

Gender differences emerge at scale-up

There are more businesswomen out there, but their companies are smaller

Europe’s unicorns hit by herd mentality

Tech groups face cultural and logistical hurdles in quest for funds

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Fairy tale success is a rare phenomenon

But easier access to finance could help poorer entrepreneurs

Blog: Mohed Altrad still a star of the show

Personal accounts underline power of business to effect change

Blog: when the disrupters are disrupted

PayPal’s Schulman warns entrepreneur forum of need for reinvention

China puts faith in start-up boom

State backs entrepreneurs but local connections tend to influence investment decisions

IPO markets languish in doldrums

Taste for Hotel Chocolat proves exception to the rule

Andy Bechtolsheim and Jayshree Ullal, EY's US entrepreneurs of the year

Arista finds a niche in the cloud

Andy Bechtolsheim and Jayshree Ullal say they had to swim against the tide

How to get youth on your side

The next generation is more likely to stay on if given the freedom to innovate

Blog: Women are early movers at #WEOY

Five-day event culminates in award of EY World Entrepreneur of the Year

Time for policies that favour scale-ups

Experts argue that prioritising young businesses makes no sense

Rock impresario calls the tunes in Brazil

Advertising man hopes to turn his Rio concert into a global franchise

How a wheelchair led to fast cars

Hessel’s enthusiasm for carbon fibre has led to a client list that includes Porsche and Boeing

Entrepreneurs drive global growth — EY

Recognition for those who challenge the status quo, ask tough questions and compete with big business


New measures to tackle late payments

A third of UK companies have to take loans to cover gaps in cash flow

Call to raise female aspirations

Women tend to aim lower and struggle to find financial backing

Entrepreneurship ‘can be taught’

Academics are finding ways to reach start-ups

Buying a company avoids start-up phase

Risk-averse entrepreneurs can buy an existing business and run it

Altrad is 2015 EY World Entrepreneur

Altrad chief triumphs over finalists from 53 nations

Blog: Sir Martin Sorrell gets emotional

Being an entrepreneur like giving birth, says WPP chief

Blog: From diversity to a strange silence

Rosemary Squire calls for quotas — but the future is silent

Twitter chat: Funding entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs answer your questions

More cities court start-up clusters

Two-thirds of ‘unicorns’ are outside Silicon Valley

Benny Landa: big results from thinking small

Founder of Indigo and Landa is a finalist at WEOY 2015

Klarna: payments company allows try before you pay

Co-founders are finalists at WEOY 2015 representing Sweden

Mircea Tudor aims to make flying safer

Romanian entrepreneur is a finalist at WEOY 2015

Blog: Entrepreneur finalists arrive

Winner will be chosen from 65 finalists representing 53 countries

Drive to create start-ups is flatlining

Fall-off in activity contrasts with rising enthusiasm for entrepreneurs