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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.

Blackstone lines up £6bn swoop on B&B loans

Blackstone, the New York-based private equity giant, is preparing to swallow another multibillion-pound portfolio of loans owned by bailed-out British banks with an offer for a portfolio issued by Bradford & Bingley. Sky News has learnt that Blackstone has expressed an interest in a £6bn mortgage book that the …

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Cleaning Franchise Celebrates 20th Maid in 20th Year!

One of East Yorkshire’s largest domestic cleaning franchise businesses is celebrating 20 years’ in business with the appointment of its 20th member of staff as the business continues to expand. First launched in 1997, Merry Maids of East Yorkshire currently provides domestic cleaning services to over 161 clients across Beverley …

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Singapore makes news with Mergermarket swoop

A giant Singaporean state-backed fund is close to snapping up a big stake in Mergermarket Group in a deal that will value the subscription-based data provider at around £1bn. Sky News has learnt that the Government Investment Corporation (GIC) of Singapore is in advanced talks with BC Partners, the …

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Game Digital plunges 30% on profit warning

Shares in Game Digital have plunged by as much as 30% after it was hit by supply issues affecting Nintendo consoles, compounding its difficulties amid a tough consumer environment. It said it now expected full-year profits to come in “substantially below” expectations. The group had warned in March of …

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