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Steve Purdham
Richard O'Sullivan
Michael Oliver
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Laura Tenison
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Jennie Johnson
Debbie Pierce
Julie Meyer
Brian Hay

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Want to grow your business? Why bother doing all the hard work yourself when you can get others to build an empire for you - and pay you for the privilege? But is becoming a franchisor the fast and cheap path to riches? Er, probably not. Andy Jowett takes a look.

Investing in a franchise is a popular option for entrepreneurs looking to expand their business portfolio, as well as for the newly redundant and those simply looking to become their own boss. Tom Endean, marketing manager at the British Franchise Association, explains the basics.

  • Kathryn Parsons, co-founder of Decoded, started with little more than faith and determination, but four years later it’s grown into a global business. Ahead of her appearance at Accelerate 2015 in...

  • 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 NonExecutiveDirectors.com, 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

Reputation is everything when it comes to running a successful business, according to Sacha Lord-Marchionne and Sam Kandel, founders of the Warehouse Project (WHP), a series of club nights featuring DJs from all over the world, which was launched back in 2006.

After travelling the world in a corporate role, Mike Wheeler decided that he had had enough of living out of a suitcase and so got a job running a small family business.