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

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Small and medium sized retailers are set to lose out on more than £88bn over the festive season because they don’t have a presence online, according to research by Sage Pay.

SMEs are losing £22bn every year to fraudulent transactions. According that shows more than 40% of businesses have experienced fraudulent activity in the past year, with each losing an average of £4,515.

Small businesses in the UK are currently owed more than £55bm in unpaid invoices, a study claims, with the average business owed £11,358 and one in five owed more than £30,000.

  • 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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Like Sir Richard Branson, entrepreneur Eric Everard's first business was a student magazine.

It took Richard Shonn, managing director of 151 Products, three years to find a warehouse big enough for his requirements.