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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

E-scooter start-up raises £232m from Uber and Alphabet

Uber and Alphabet are investing in start-up Lime as competition in the bike and scooter hiring industry hots up.  Lime raised $335m (£232m) in a round of funding led by GV, formerly Google Ventures. Other new investors include Google’s parent Alphabet, IVP, Atomico and Fidelity, the company said in a …

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CareTech plots £600m merger with rival Cambian

An AIM-listed social services group has proposed a £600m merger with one of its peers in a bid to create a FTSE-250 specialist healthcare provider. Sky News has learnt that CareTech Holdings approached struggling Cambian Group with a 210p-a-share offer several weeks ago. The bid is said to have …

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Beer and big TVs: World Cup fever gives retail boost

Demand for beer, barbeques and big-screen televisions ahead of the World Cup lifted retail sales last month. The British Retail Consortium (BRC) said like-for-like sales increased by 1.1% in June, compared to 1.2% in the same month a year ago. Total sales increased 2.3% in June, against an increase …

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Push for electric car charge points in new homes

Plans to install more charge points for electric vehicles in a bid to boost ultra-low emission models will be announced today. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling will unveil the proposals that could make it easier to recharge electric vehicles than refuel petrol or diesel cars with the hundreds of thousands …

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