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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

Barclays in talks to expand Dublin office post-Brexit

Barclays is in talks with Irish regulators about expanding its presence in Dublin in the run up to Brexit.It is the latest financial company to indicate how it is repositioning to cope with the UK’s exit from the EU. Barclays said Ireland provided a “natural base” for the bank …

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New Royal Mail pension plan to avert strike

Royal Mail has offered staff a choice between a defined benefit or contribution pension scheme, after opposition from trade unions including the threat of possible strike action. But while one of the two unions representing workers planned to vote on the new proposal, the other rejected it. Royal Mail …

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Home Instead’s first franchisee in Northern Ireland off to a flying start

Lynn Elliott is changing the face of ageing in Northern Ireland as Home Instead Senior Care’s first franchise to open its doors in the province. Proving there’s a clear demand in Northern Ireland for the brand’s relationship-led care and companionship model with visits that last a minimum of one …

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India exports tuk-tuks or 'auto rickshaws' to Africa

The tuk-tuk or “auto rickshaw” – a traffic-dodging staple on the streets of India – is starting to make its way across Africa. Indian manufacturer Atul has assembly plants across the African continent and is promoting it as an economical transport alternative. The BBC’s Africa Business Report went to …

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Airbnb host fined $5k for refusing guest

An Airbnb host who cancelled a woman’s reservation during a snowstorm because of her ethnicity has been fined $5,000 (£3,857) and ordered to attend a college course in Asian-American studies. Dyne Suh had booked Tami Barker’s mountain cabin in Big Bear, California, for a skiing weekend with friends in …

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