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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

For American Franchisors to Succeed Overseas, They Have to Be Open to Change

Image credit: Chris Skinner This story appears in the July 2017 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Reader Resource Apply now to be an Entrepreneur 360™ company. Let us tell the world your success story. Get Started » There are massages…and there are massages,” says Lee Knowlton, the senior vice …

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Trump's biggest fans?

Canadian universities are seeing a surge in applications from overseas students, with the country’s liberal, migrant-friendly image appearing to be an important attraction.Students who might once have headed for the United States now seem to be reconsidering and seeing Canada as a North American alternative.The University of Toronto, one …

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Tesco-Booker deal to face in-depth competition probe

The proposed purchase by supermarket giant Tesco of wholesaler Booker is to be subjected to an in-depth probe, UK competition authorities have said.The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) says there are concerns over the proposed £3.7bn tie-up.The CMA said there are 350 areas where there is an overlap between …

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Tesco faces full-scale probe into Booker deal

Britain’s competition watchdog is launching a full-scale probe into Tesco’s £3.7bn takeover of wholesaler Booker on concerns it could leave some customers worse off. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) concerns centre on more than 350 local areas where there is an overlap between Booker-supplied franchises such as Premier, …

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Crown Resorts staff freed from Chinese jail

Ten employees of Australian casino group Crown Resorts have been released from a Chinese jail.The group, including Australians Jerry Xuan and Pan Dan, served nine months in prison after admitting illegally promoting gambling in China. Six others remain in custody including Jason O’Connor, an Australian Crown executive due to …

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Rise of robots 'could cost 15 million jobs' in UK

Robotics and artificial intelligence will reduce social mobility in the UK, the chief executive of the Sutton Trust has told Sky News. “The rise of robotics is taking away the traditional ladders of opportunity in the workplace,” Lee Elliot Major said. “What we’re worried about is that those are …

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Hitting the brakes

Car sales in America – the world’s second-largest market – are stalling, but there’s debate about whether the downshift is due to normal economic cycles or a sign of bigger changes.Major firms, such as Ford, General Motors and Toyota, have reported sales dips in the first half of the …

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