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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.

Apple sales boosted by apps and music

Technology giant Apple said newer lines of business such as Apple Pay, the App Store and Apple Music helped to drive growth in its third quarter.The services unit was what one analyst described as a “shining light”, while sales were robust for Apple’s hardware, including iPhones and iPads.Quarterly profit …

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Marine Scotland's Unite union members to strike

Members of the Unite union working for Scotland’s fisheries protection fleet are set to walk out on a series of strikes in a dispute over pay.Marine Scotland staff have complained of being paid less than those in comparable jobs in other publicly-owned organisations. Unite said it was disappointed the …

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Face of the future

When there are debates about the world’s top performing education systems, the names that usually get mentioned are the Asian powerhouses such as Singapore and South Korea or the Nordic know-alls, such as Finland or Norway.But with much less recognition, Canada has climbed into the top tier of international …

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No more vanilla

We all love Thai curries, Japanese noodles and Indian snacks, so why not Asian-inspired desserts? With the amount of ice cream sold stalling in some markets, manufacturers are starting to experiment with exotic flavours.In late 1944, Major Hunter Reinburg, commanding officer of 122 Squadron of the American Marine Corps, …

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Tories accused of 'Northern Powerhouse' u-turn

Labour has accused the Government of creating a north-south divide on the railways, after axing electrification of the Leeds-Manchester line while going ahead with Crossrail 2 in London. The party claims cancelling an upgrade of the TransPennine and other routes will lengthen journey times, increase carbon emissions and raise …

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Apple shares up as iPhone 8 appears on track

Apple appears to have soothed investor concerns over the release of its 10th anniversary iPhone range while reporting a leap in smartphone sales. The world’s most-valuable listed company’s third-quarter results showed it sold just over 41 million of the smartphones worldwide – bucking the usual trend of a fall …

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