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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

Travel tax plan wins £250,000 Wolfson Economics Prize

A 27-year-old transport planner has won the £250,000 Wolfson Economics Prize for a plan to improve Britain’s roads. Gergely Raccuja proposed a distance-based charge to replace fuel duty and vehicle excise duty, with the money raised being used to boost investment in roads and improve air quality.He also said …

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Mike Ashley's Sports Direct buys 26% stake in Game Digital

Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct has bought a quarter stake in struggling computer games retailer Game Digital, adding to his list of High Street holdings.Game said Sports Direct had bought 44 million shares, a 25.75% stake, adding that it looked forward to “working collaboratively” with the company. Last month, Game …

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Air Zimbabwe lays off half its workforce amid financial woes

Zimbabwe’s state-owned airline has laid off 200 workers, roughly half of its staff, with immediate effect.The job losses are part of a turnaround strategy to bring struggling Air Zimbabwe back to profitability from a $300m (£230m) debt. Last month the EU banned it from using its airspace, citing safety …

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ServiceMaster Clean Barnsley and Rotherham Grows By 50% in 30th Year!

A Barnsley-based specialist cleaning company has closed out its 30th year in business with 50% growth on the previous year at over £750,000 turnover, thanks to its investments in its team and a new territory. ServiceMaster Clean Rotherham and Barnsley was launched in the spring of 1986 by fresh-faced, …

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Health the biggest risk to UK finances

The UK’s fiscal watchdog has said health costs are the biggest risk to the government’s spending plans.The Office for Budget Responsibility’s (OBR) says the UK faces the challenge of an ageing population and the high cost of technological advances.It also says: “Lifting current limits on public sector pay increases …

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5 Strategies for Franchise Leadership Development

Image credit: GaudiLab | Getty Images Reader Resource Apply now to be an Entrepreneur 360™ company. Let us tell the world your success story. Get Started » In my most recent article, I identified the five primary departments that make up every business: leadership, finance, operations, marketing and technology. The …

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