They are the future for Glasgow and the west of Scotland's economy and are working hard to achieve success in the face of continuing economic hardship.
Many new businesses are struggling to take off because of the economic downturn, and this new column will offer advice for potential start-ups.
Each company will answer the same questions about the business and the answers appear in the Evening Times each Wednesday.
This week we highlight cake baker and designer Jeet Campbell.
Where are you based?
In Glasgow. Each weekend you can find me at the Merchant Square Craft and Design Fayre.
How did you get started?
I worked in occupational health in the shipyards in Govan and Scotstoun and most of my colleagues were male.
I used to bake cakes for them - kind of my initiation, I suppose. Eventually, I gave up my job to design and bake cakes full time.
What is your background?
Health care. It is rewarding but it can also be challenging, stressful and demanding. I would bake to 'de-stress' myself at the end of the day!
I'm a bit of a late developer - at 40, I went to university and at 50 I set up my own business. I have never attended classes to learn my craft.
What is your top tip?
Make sure you truly enjoy what you do and are passionate about the business you are starting - you will no longer be working nine to five, five days a week.
How long has your business been running?
For a year.
Has anyone helped you get started?
Just my partner Tom, who has been a massive support. The company could not function without him.
He has many roles, from IT and administrator to photographer, delivery man and general gopher!
What was your first deal?
My first wedding cake was from a couple who had bought cupcakes from me.
They were due to get married in three weeks, so their cake was already arranged. They loved my cakes so much they cancelled theirs and asked me to produce a three-tier cake for their big day.
For the first time I realised I had a product that the public - rather than just friends and family - really enjoyed.
What would you do differently?
With every cake I learn something new and no challenge has beaten me yet! I am sure I speak for most cake decorators when I say no matter how well the final product is you strive to better it.
Who is your mentor?
I have two - couture cake designer Mich Turner, who has enabled me to better my piping skills, and cake decorator Karen Davies, whose online videos are inspirational.
Where do you plan your business to be in five years?
I would love to be running a coffee shop that offers everything from home baked bread and rolls to exquisite cakes and pastries, part of a larger shop enabling me to offer consultations for wedding and birthday cakes in a friendly atmosphere.
Find Sweet & Cheerful Cakes at the Merchant Square Craft & Design Fayre every Saturday from 11am - 6pm and Sunday from noon - 6pm.