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

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Nearly half (48 per cent) of business owners who launched their companies in the past two years are planning to expand their operations in 2013, with 65 per cent predicting strong sales in the first half of the year.

Increasing numbers of small business owners are slashing prices to stay ahead as the credit crunch continues to bite, new research has suggested.

Insurance group Aviva has sold its breakdown recovery division RAC to private equity firm Carlyle Group in a deal worth £1bn.

  • 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.