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Entrepreneurs Panel

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

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Entrepreneurs who neglect online social networking risk their businesses being left out in the cold. To help you avoid that fate Penny Power, founder of networking site Ecademy (, explores the world of the “networked business”.

Online social networking isn’t all about your gran keeping up with your kids on Facebook and Twitter. In fact, before any of these names really took off it was business that led the online social revolution.

  • 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, 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.