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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

White noise video on YouTube hit by five copyright claims

A musician who made a 10-hour long video of continuous white noise – indistinct electronic hissing – has said five copyright infringement claims have been made against him.Sebastian Tomczak, who is based in Australia, said he made the video in 2015 and uploaded it to YouTube.The claimants accusing him …

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Business Doctors, the SME support franchise, has launched a new Teeside territory.

Describing its offer as ‘somewhere in between consultancy and coaching’, the company provides hands on support to owners of small and medium sized enterprises in every sector. The Teeside territory has been bought by former financial director Simon Grant. With a range of expertise from general management, HR, IT, …

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MPs want 25p 'latte levy' to boost recycling rates

Disposable coffee cups should be sold with a 25p “latte levy” to reduce waste and boost recycling rates, according to a new report. MPs on the Environment Audit Committee say the charge would encourage consumers to bring their own reusable cups. The money raised from those who refused would …

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MusicMagpie to swoop onto London stock market

The owner of the MusicMagpie website, which helps consumers trade in unwanted ‎games consoles and mobile phones, is plotting a swoop onto the London stock market. Sky News has learnt that Entertainment Magpie Holdings has asked investment banks to pitch for a role on an initial public offering of …

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Toshiba to sell troubled Westinghouse unit

Toshiba’s troubled nuclear division, Westinghouse Electric, is set to be acquired by a Canadian company in a deal valued at $4.6bn (£3.4bn).The deal, which was announced by Westinghouse, would resolve the fate of a business that has weighed on the future of the Japanese conglomerate.Westinghouse filed for bankruptcy protection …

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Colman's to leave Norwich base after 160 years

Media playback is unsupported on your device Mustard maker Colman’s is to leave its base in Norwich where the condiment has been produced for 160 years.Colman’s, which employs 113 people at its site in the city, will move its production to Burton-on-Trent and Germany.The GMB union described the closure …

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