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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

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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FTSE 100 opens lower as AstraZeneca shares fall further

Shares in drugs giant AstraZeneca have fallen for a second day following a report that its chief executive, Pascal Soriot, is to leave the company.On Thursday, a report on the Calcalist financial news website said Mr Soriot would join Israel-based Teva Pharmaceutical Industries.Shares in AstraZeneca fell nearly 3.5% on …

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Nicky Morgan wants Treasury Committee to widen its scope

Media playback is unsupported on your device Nicky Morgan, the new chair of the influential Treasury Committee, has said she wants the body to extend its scope beyond banks and Brexit.Ms Morgan, a former education secretary, told the BBC she wants to look “at the wider Treasury remit”.She said: …

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Amazon warehouse firm GLP bought for $11.7bn

A firm that rents warehouses to online retailer including Amazon and Alibaba is to be sold for $11.7bn (£9bn).The buyout of Singapore-based Global Logistic Properties (GLP) by a China-led consortium will be one of Asia’s biggest ever private equity deals.GLP manages 55 million square metres of logistics facilities in …

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