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My name is Joel Bissitt. I have been an entrepreneur for 24 years and have run many small businesses across various sectors. For the last 10 years I have worked mainly within online media, franchising and small business start-ups. I am an author of various websites including Franchise UK https://www.franchise-uk.co.uk

Capita warns on profit as it sets out drastic shake-up

Outsourcing firm Capita has announced a major shake-up as it warned on profits and said it had to change its approach to succeed.New chief executive Jonathan Lewis said the firm had become “too complex” and “driven by a short term focus”.The firm, which issued several profit warnings last year, …

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Trump: No better time for the 'American Dream'

President Donald Trump has proclaimed a “New American Moment” at his first State of The Union address. Speaking to both houses of Congress, Mr Trump took credit for a growing economy fuelled by tax reform and deregulation, and emphasised the need for immigration control, because “Americans are dreamers too”. …

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Global brew

Media playback is unsupported on your device It is fair to say that businessman Tran Qui Thanh is a colourful character.One of the most successful business owners in Vietnam, every year his company – soft drinks firm THP – holds a televised gala.Broadcast across the country, the 64-year-old sings …

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'Dangerously' drunk tourists may not win insurance claims

A man who fell and hit his head after “drinking all night” was correctly refused travel insurance cover, an ombudsman has said.Yet, another man who slipped over in a nightclub’s toilets after a drink while on holiday should have been covered.The cases have been featured by the financial ombudsman …

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Sydney seaplane crash: Aircraft was off course

The seaplane that crashed near Sydney on New Year’s Eve killing five Britons and the pilot was off course, according to a report. A preliminary report by the Australian Safety Bureau says the aircraft was “away from the expected and standard flight path”. Richard Cousins, the 58-year-old chief executive …

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