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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.

HMV-owner Hilco nears deal for ailing Homebase

The investor which rescued HMV five years ago is close to striking a deal to buy Homebase, Britain’s second-biggest DIY chain, that would inevitably lead to further retail sector job losses. Sky News has learnt that Hilco Capital, which specialises in working with troubled retailers, emerged as the frontrunner …

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McLaren boss backs Liberty's Formula 1 plans

McLaren Racing’s chief executive has backed Liberty Media’s plans for Formula 1, amid speculation that other big names – such as Ferrari – may leave the competition. Zak Brown told Sky’s Ian King Live programme that the sport could “definitely survive” without Ferrari. He said: “I think Ferrari needs …

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Hire ex-offenders so they can build a future, firms urged

Businesses are to be offered financial incentives if they employ ex-offenders under ambitious new plans being unveiled by the justice secretary. The inmate education and employment strategy will give individual prison governors full autonomy to tailor their programmes to meet the needs of employers in their local area. Prison …

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TalkTalk dials up £175m business customer sale to Daisy

TalkTalk, the telecoms and broadband group, has struck a £175m deal to offload part of its business-to-business (B2B) customer base to Daisy Group, a privately owned rival. Sky News has learnt that TalkTalk will unveil the transaction on Thursday, alongside annual results that are expected to show a sharp …

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Brexiteers' customs plan 'would cost firms £20bn'

The boss of HMRC has told MPs the post-Brexit customs option favoured by Brexiteers would cost businesses up to £20bn per year. Theresa May’s Brexit “war cabinet” is divided in its support for two different options for when the UK leaves the EU’s customs union. The prime minister has …

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