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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

PayPal agrees to buy iZettle for $2.2bn

Digital payments giant PayPal is to swallow up Swedish financial technology start-up iZetttle for $2.2bn. The announcement came after Sky News revealed that the two companies were in advanced talks. It marks the largest ever acquisition by California-based PayPal, which was spun out of eBay in 2015. The price …

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Sainsbury's-Asda merger facing investigation

Britain’s competition regulator has confirmed it is investigating the planned merger between Sainsbury’s and Asda. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said it was inviting interested parties to comment on the impact of the deal ahead of a formal “phase one” inquiry. A deal between Sainsbury’s and Asda, currently …

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City grandees to aid audit watchdog probe

Some of the City’s leading figures are being drafted in to aid a Government-commissioned probe of the audit regulator, days after a scathing parliamentary report castigated it over the collapse of Carillion, the construction group. Sky News has learnt that Sir Peter Gershon, the National Grid chairman, Anne Richards, …

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Wind of change as National Grid looks to renewables

National Grid is one of those businesses that everyone assumes is quintessentially British. Today’s full year results, though, highlight that it is increasingly a transatlantic company. Operating profits from its US operations were £1.7bn, the same as they were from the Grid’s better known – at least to UK …

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Match Options – WANTED franchisees for Bristol & Northampton

Match Options the healthcare recruitment business has two company operated locations in Bristol and Northampton that they are now interested in converting into franchise branches. You would have an opportunity to buy into the franchise with existing contracts in a ‘warm’ location. The Directors of Match Options have found …

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