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Michelle Mone OBE is to head up an independent review for the Government on supporting business start-ups in disadvantaged communities.

The economic case for an independent Scotland has still not been made, the president of the Confederation of British Industry has argued.

New figures announced today show that more Scottish-based companies than ever before have been supported to expand internationally.

The Scottish Government has allocated £3 million funding to support entrepreneurs in the country as part of its CAN DO Action Framework.

After Flybe announced its plans to cut Cardiff Airport flights to Paris and Glasgow early last month, the airport has now secured CityJet, part of the Air France airline group, to operate their Glasgow and Paris (Orly) routes and immediately fill the breach left by Flybe.

Weightmans has acquired the Manchester office team of fellow law firm Semple Fraser.

Semple Fraser has confirmed its intention to appoint administrators.

Glasgow Rangers have filed a notice of intention to appoint an administrator as the Scottish Premier League champions seek breathing space from their creditors.

Virgin Trains has extended its agreement to operate the West Coast Train Line.

The administrators of Liverpool-based retailer TJ Hughes have sold four of the failed company’s stores to Lewis’s Home Retail, which is part of the Benross Group, saving 442 jobs.

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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.

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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.