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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

Apple told to tackle children's iPhone addiction

Two of Apple’s major investors have urged the iPhone maker to take urgent action to curb children’s growing addiction to its smartphones, amid fears frequent use may be damaging the next generation. New York-based Jana Partners LLC and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System, or CalSTRS, which collectively control …

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Forget Bitcoin – now Dogecoin goes wild

You know an investment is somewhat unconventional when the Know Your Meme website is the main source of background information.But even in the turbulent world of cryptocurrencies, Dogecoin is seen as a pretty wild creature.It was launched in 2013, inspired by a short-lived online craze for pictures of a …

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Sharp slowdown in house price growth in 2017, Halifax says

House prices grew much more slowly in 2017 than in the previous year, the UK’s largest mortgage lender has reported. The Halifax said prices rose by 2.7% in 2017 – compared with a 6.5% increase in 2016. On a calendar year basis, that is the lowest rise since 2012.The …

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Mothercare warns on profits as sales fall

Baby goods retailer Mothercare has issued a profit warning after reporting a big fall in sales over the crucial Christmas trading period.Like-for-like sales fell 7.2% year-on-year, while online sales fell 6.9%.The retailer said it had reduced its total number of stores and discounted heavily in its end-of-season sale.It does …

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UK firms optimistic for 2018 despite Brexit fears

British manufacturers’ optimism about the state of the global economy is at a four-year high, a survey has revealed. The poll by the manufacturers’ organisation EEF found 40% of factories are planning for growth in their industry this year compared to 19% who are forecasting a decline. Sales are …

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'Divorce Day' as money worries drive couples apart

If you’re married then it might be best to tread carefully today which has been dubbed “divorce day” by lawyers. The first working Monday of the year after the festive period typically sees a rise in couples feeling disillusioned about their relationships.It’s when some married couples make enquiries about …

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