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Steve Purdham
Tony Caldeira
Richard O'Sullivan
Jeremy Roberts
Julie Meyer
Charlie Mullins
Debbie Pierce
Brian Hay
Michael Oliver
Laura Tenison
David Pollock

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Insurance brokers are warning bosses with facilities abroad and those who are planning to expand overseas to make sure their insurance policies are on the right side of local tax and insurance law.

Company bosses should check that the insurance policies of their sub-contractors coincide with their own policies to make sure they are fully covered.

Food and drink manufacturing and processing business owners should reassess their stock insurance because of the fluctuating prices of raw materials.

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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.

  • Ian Wright, founder and chief executive of, is bringing together SMEs and NEDs - without the hefty recruitment fees.

  • Former professional golfer turned entrepreneur Colin Stevens has had a busy 18 months. The Better Bathrooms founder has increased turnover at the firm, secured a multi-million pound investment and...

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.