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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

Butterkist goes German with sale to KP Snacks

The Butterkist popcorn brand, whose adverts are familiar to generations of cinema-goers, will this week be added to the same stable of snack brands as Hula Hoops and McCoy’s. Sky News has learnt that Butterkist is being sold by privately owned Tangerine Confectionery to KP Snacks, Britain’s second-biggest owner …

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5 Big Franchisees Share Their Success Secrets

Five of the biggest multi-unit franchisees talk about their paths to success, showing us in the process that those paths are unique to each business and don’t run smooth. McDonald’s is represented through their largest franchisee, Arcos Dorados, as well as Arby’s, Wingstop, Dairy Queen and more. The stories …

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US brides-to-be left dressless as Alfred Angelo folds

Thousands of US brides-to-be have been left in limbo after dressmaker Alfred Angelo filed for bankruptcy.The company closed its 60 stores without warning. It also supplies dresses to 1,400 other stores.In a statement on its website, the company apologised for the “inconvenience and hardship” caused. It said updates on …

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Tony Blair says EU could compromise on freedom of movement

Media playback is unsupported on your device Some EU leaders may be prepared to compromise on the free movement of people to help Britain stay in the single market, Tony Blair has said.He told the Today programme one option was for Britain “staying within a reformed EU”.The ex-PM said …

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EasyJet hunts CEO as McCall takes off for ITV

EasyJet will next week launch a search for a new chief executive when it confirms that Carolyn McCall is resigning to run ITV, the commercial broadcaster. Sky News has learnt that the UK’s biggest airline by passenger numbers will conduct a search including both internal and external candidates to …

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Young families 'hit by income slowdown'

Young families were particularly hard hit by an “abrupt” slowdown in living standards in the year before the general election, a think tank says.The Resolution Foundation found that average income growth halved to 0.7% during that period compared with the previous year.Those aged 25-34 were worst hit, it said, …

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Underground success

Carl Rodrigues says that his family and friends all thought he had lost his mind.”Everybody thought I had gone completely nuts,” he says. “They were saying ‘what’s wrong with this guy? Is he having a hippy moment?’.”Mr Rodrigues, a successful IT consultant, had woken up one day and decided …

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Jamie Dimon rails against the state of US politics

JP Morgan Chase boss Jamie Dimon condemned the state of US politics on Friday, saying political gridlock is hurting the US economy.He said Americans must “get our act together” or risk limiting themselves to 1.5% to 2% growth.”It would be much stronger growth had we made intelligent decisions and …

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