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We need to switch off at weekends — and that includes the gadgets

We need to switch off at weekends — and that includes the gadgets

Sunday, July 9, 2017

First published in the Sunday Times on 9th July 2017. A wise friend once told me that the quality of your Sunday is a barometer of how fulfilled you are in life. He was not referring to religious faith — or

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The week in entrepreneurship

The week in entrepreneurship

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Your weekly summary of entrepreneurship news, comment, and features. Sent by the Centre for Entrepreneurs (home of StartUp Britain). Sign up here. Read the original newsletter here. News Surge in female entrepreneurs narrows UK gender gap (FT covers GEM UK 2016 report) UK

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It’s time for commercial landlords to pay their fair share of taxes

It’s time for commercial landlords to pay their fair share of taxes

Sunday, July 2, 2017

First published in the Sunday Times on 2nd July 2017. Many of Britain’s economic and social challenges arise from how property is taxed, regulated, used and owned. Radical change is needed if the problems are to be properly addressed. At heart,

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The week in entrepreneurship

The week in entrepreneurship

Monday, June 26, 2017

Your weekly summary of entrepreneurship news, comment, and features. Sent by the Centre for Entrepreneurs (home of StartUp Britain). Sign up here. Read the original newsletter here. News Half of UK’s small businesses and startups turning down contracts due to

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Old entrepreneurial hands have all had their fingers burnt

Old entrepreneurial hands have all had their fingers burnt

Sunday, June 25, 2017

First published in the Sunday Times on 25th June 2017. Every ambitious entrepreneur experiences various baptisms of fire. A new business venture is an unpredictable journey and big challenges are bound to arise. These are the gruelling rites of passage

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The week in entrepreneurship

The week in entrepreneurship

Monday, June 19, 2017

Your weekly summary of entrepreneurship news, comment, and features. Sent by the Centre for Entrepreneurs (home of StartUp Britain). Sign up here. Read the original newsletter here. News Duke of York: UK firms should make best of Brexit (BBC) British business

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The young need to know a hard left state will choke prosperity

The young need to know a hard left state will choke prosperity

Sunday, June 18, 2017

First published in the Sunday Times on 18th June 2017. For anyone in business, the election result was a disaster. About 40% of voters supported a hard left leadership, which is instinctively opposed to the private sector. Labour voters believed

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The week in entrepreneurship

The week in entrepreneurship

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Your weekly summary of entrepreneurship news, comment, and features. Sent by the Centre for Entrepreneurs (home of StartUp Britain). Sign up here. Read the original newsletter here. News ‘Enough politics! It’s time to get down to business’: Small firms say

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Cash matters — but customers and staff make a business

Cash matters — but customers and staff make a business

Sunday, June 11, 2017

First published in the Sunday Times on 11th June 2017. A restaurateur said to me last week: “You talk a lot about money”. What he meant was that I focus too much on financial matters in board meetings, to the possible

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The week in entrepreneurship

The week in entrepreneurship

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Your weekly summary of entrepreneurship news, comment, and features. Sent by the Centre for Entrepreneurs (home of StartUp Britain). Sign up here. Read the original newsletter here. News Don’t strangle the self-employed (Fresh Business Thinking covers IPSE’s manifesto for the self-employed) Give business

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