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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

Viagogo faces 'consequences' over ticket pricing

Viagogo has been referred to National Trading Standards by the advertising watchdog for failing to make changes to “misleading” pricing information on its website. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), which had warned the secondary ticket website that it was “breaking UK advertising rules”, said it had taken action because …

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Bosses could be made liable for nuisance calls

Bosses of companies that make nuisance calls could be fined up to £500,000 under proposals to make them personally liable for breaking the law. A consultation has been launched after the government’s initial plan to implement the measure in 2016 was delayed. Currently, only the businesses themselves are liable …

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US clears Bayer's £45bn deal to buy Monsanto

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has approved Bayer’s deal to buy rival Monsanto on condition it sells almost £7bn in assets. Bayer’s $66bn (£45.5bn) controversial deal for Monsanto has raised concerns it would stifle competition as the world’s two biggest agricultural companies come together. To allay concerns the …

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Sorrell stages comeback with Derriston deal

Sir Martin Sorrell is to stage a dramatic comeback to the London stock market just six weeks after his sudden departure from WPP Group brought an end to the reign of the FTSE-100’s longest-serving chief executive. Sky News can exclusively reveal that Sir Martin, one of Britain’s best-known businessmen, …

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US, European stock markets rattled by Italy crisis

European stocks fell for a second day as Italy’s political crisis rumbled on, raising concerns another election could be seen as a referendum on the euro. Italy’s main stock index ended the session down 2.65%, after earlier sinking to a 10-month low. Italy’s bond market also suffered a steep …

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Pret A Manger staff to get £1,000 when chain is sold

Pret A Manger – the UK-based sandwich shop chain – is to be sold to the German-controlled company behind Krispy Kreme doughnuts for £1.5bn. Private equity firm Bridgepoint has agreed to sell a majority stake in Pret to JAB Holdings, the investment vehicle of Germany’s wealthy Reimann family. All …

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