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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

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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Lawn care business flourishes in Downlands

TruGreen Professional LawnCare Downlands has exceeded all expectations by reaching its milestone 100th customer and employing its fourth member of staff in only eight months of trading. The franchise, which is owned and operated by local grass expert Jonathan Bell, launched in the autumn of 2016 and signed up …

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