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Turn a cashflow crisis into an opportunity


Underemployed actor Chuck McCarthy started people walking earlier this year, when he needed to bring in some extra cash to pay the bills. The idea to charge $7 (£5.60) a mile to walk with people, inspired by the dog walking and personal training posters in his Los Angeles neighbourhood, started …

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From freakshakes to Hawaiian poké, how to catch a foodie fad


With 2017 fast approaching, it’s time to get your tastebuds – and business – on trend. From poké (pronounced poh-kay, which literally means chopped), a raw, marinated fish dish that’s a culinary staple in Hawaii, to freakshakes (a milkshake topped with brownies, marshmallows and cookie dough), the annual Waitrose Food …

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The top 10 tech stars of the north


The north’s digital economy is creating jobs at 10 times the rate of the region’s non-digital sectors, according to a recent report. To celebrate and promote the emergence of this so-called digital powerhouse, Tech North on Thursday night held the grand final of its Northern Stars competition to uncover the …

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7 Skills Entrepreneurs Need That Don’t Come Naturally


In today’s digital world, anyone can become an entrepreneur with enough time and dedication. Starting a business and a website for it has never been easier, but finding long-term success still requires specific skills that don’t come naturally. For those who are about to launch a new product, blog, or …

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Five Lisbon startups you should know


All eyes appear to be on Lisbon at the moment. Open a magazine and there’ll be yet another travel feature praising the Portuguese capital. Its rooftop bars, close proximity to glorious beaches and relative good value render it the European city break of the moment. But this week there’s another …

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