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A club for entrepreneurs whose businesses are experiencing fast growth has teamed up with Santander to provide assistance for small businesses wanting to unlock further potential.

Royal Bank of Scotland has agreed to sell 318 branches to Santander in a deal worth £1.65bn that will make the Spanish bank one of the biggest on the British High Street.

RBS is to sell 318 branches to Santander for an estimated £2bn.

Santander is expected to submit a reduced final offer for the 318 branches being sold off by Royal Bank of Scotland.

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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.