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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

Tesla plans to raise $1.5bn to produce new Model 3

US electric car manufacturer Tesla plans to raise $1.5bn (£1.15bn) to fund production of its new Model 3 car.Tesla will raise the money by selling bonds to professional investors, despite the company having $3bn in cash.The company says it has 518,000 orders for its new car, whose price starts …

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Netflix buys Scots comic book firm Millarworld

A Scottish comic book company has been bought by streaming giant Netflix.Millarworld, founded by Mark Millar from Coatbridge, includes his portfolio of characters and stories such as Kick-Ass, Kingsman, and Old Man Logan.Mr Millar said he was still “blinking” over the news.He said it was only the third time …

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Energy price cap on pre-payment meters tightened by Ofgem

About three million households are set to benefit from a tightening of the price cap on pre-payment energy meters, according to regulator Ofgem.The regulator says the move will cut the average bill for pre-payment customers by up to £19 a year.The change, which takes effect on 1 October, is …

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Netflix's first acquisition: Millarworld comics

Video-streaming business Netflix has announced its first acquisition – a Scottish comic book company. Millarworld was founded by Scottish writer Mark Millar and is home to stories such as Reborn, Empress, Kingsman, Huck and Jupiter’s Circle. The acquisition will give Netflix a selection of character franchises which it can …

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Eggs tainted with insecticide sold in UK

Contaminated eggs that were imported from Europe have been distributed in the UK, the Food Standards Agency says. Millions of eggs were taken off shelves in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden and Switzerland after they were found to contain an insecticide called fipronil, which is used in veterinary products …

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