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Julie Meyer
Michael Oliver
Laura Tenison
David Pollock

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Retail employment increased by 0.6 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2012, a new report has revealed.

Retail sales in the UK enjoyed a strong rise in March, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and business advisors KPMG, but the figures were distorted by the timing of Easter spending.

VAT should be scrapped on energy efficient household goods to boost the economy and save the environment.

The British Retail Consortium said a car scrappage-style scheme for the high street on items such as fridges and cookers would support retail jobs, cut domestic fuel bills and reduce emissions by encouraging people to switch to energy-efficient goods.

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  • Author, writer and marketer Ryan Holiday on how entrepreneurs need to interpret failure.

  • Sue Vizard, business coach and author of Jump Start: The Start-up Book for Your Dream Business, looks at some of the questions solo entrepreneurs should ask themselves.

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Five Minutes With

David Hughes sums up his entrepreneurial career to date thus: four spectacular successes and two failures. He founded the sports retailer Allsports and achieved turnover of £180 million before a vicious price war meant decline, administration in 2005 and a sell-off to rival JD Sports.

It took Richard Shonn, managing director of 151 Products, three years to find a warehouse big enough for his requirements.