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

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Social media is now high on the agenda of most businesses and increasingly the various platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr are being used as stages for promotions. It’s an exciting area but there are a few things to bear in mind. Christian James, managing director of Manchester-based The if agency, has the following tips.

  • 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...

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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.

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