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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.

Next shares jump after sales growth

Next sales have had a big boost from the retailer’s Directory catalogue and internet business.Overall second-quarter sales rose 0.7%, beating expectations, after an 11.4% jump from its Directory catalogue and internet business.However, full-price sales at Next Retail fell 7.4%, and it said it remained “cautious” about its outlook, given …

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Car insurance market 'dysfunctional'

The car insurance market is “dysfunctional” and does not reward loyal customers, says the chief executive of Aviva, Mark Wilson.He said firms were tempting customers with prices that were “too low”, which put prices up for everyone else.Earlier this month, the Association of British Insurers said car insurance premiums …

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Booze industry warns Govt over Brexit 'chaos'

Ministers must “get a grip” and put an end to the bitter Cabinet infighting over Brexit to ensure businesses get a good deal when Britain leaves the European Union, a trade body has warned. The Wine and Spirit Trade Association said it has “deep-seated” concerns about the Government’s “chaotic …

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Deliveroo takes steps to protect workers from violence

The food delivery company Deliveroo is introducing safety measures to try to protect its riders from violence.It follows acid attacks in London last month, where the victims included riders delivering by bike or moped.Since then, over 70 Deliveroo riders have said they did not want to complete a delivery …

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Dronepreneurs

Media playback is unsupported on your device A tiny unmanned aircraft is hovering quietly above a green field in Buckinghamshire, offering its owner, Joby Stephens, an “eye in the sky”.The drone is kitted out with a tiny high-definition camera that sends crisp images via wi-fi to a phone clipped …

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