Inspired by the aromatic dishes she ate while living abroad, Thea Samuel started selling Sri Lankan curry kits in 2015.
Elaine Woods launched Heal ‘n Toes last year working as a mobile foot health practitioner, before opening her own clinic in Broughty Ferry.
Fife fashion designer Ryan Kirk studied at Heriot Watt School of Textiles and Design. On graduating in 2015, the 24-year-old from Crossgates launched his own fashion label and successes include dressing one of the X Factor finalists.
A passion for woodwork led Frazer Reid to start his own furniture making business, FAR Cabinet Makers, four years ago. The 26-year-old works out of a studio on Lohton Farm, Fife.
When Nicole Fraser, 38, from Cairneyhill, was made redundant she decided not only to go to university, but set up her own business, The Yoga Rebellion.
Dundee University law student and former footballer Zane Powell set up UniJob with his friend Lewis Pour, an advanced internetwork engineering student at Glasgow Caledonian University last year. Zane tells The Courier about their business journey.
Using her experience as an Active Schools Coordinator, Jessica Thomson set up Yogido Ltd in Kinross last year. She works with clients including eight local councils.
Aberfeldy artisan Angus Ross and his workshop team bend, mould, sculpt and fold wood into new, bespoke pieces of furniture and public art.
Finding a good work/life balance coupled with a desire to offer healthy food options led Catherine Thomson, from Kirkcaldy, to launch Tasty Tatties & Bites.
John King tells the story behind Wild Fire Pizza.