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Steve Purdham
Debbie Pierce
Jeremy Roberts
Tony Caldeira
Brian Hay
Laura Tenison

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The South East has stolen Greater London’s crown as the nation’s top pawnbroking region.

The North West towns of Bury and Stockport have both entered the pawnbroking big league over the past two years.

Local butchers and fishmongers are beating the recession, having increased their numbers by 11.6% during the second half of 2009.

The north of England has seen the number of empty shops double since mid 2008.

A survey by The Local Data Company found the north and the Midlands have both performed badly. The Midlands has performed worse than the national average with a vacancy multiple of 1.6.

Derby has the highest vacancy rate among the large centres – at 22%.

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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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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.