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What Is the Most Crucial Quality Needed in an Entrepreneur?

If you are on the cusp of making that jump from an employee to an entrepreneur, you will no doubt have done some extensive research and soul searching before arriving at this final stage. But perhaps you are still searching for the answer to that all-important question you have been asking since you set out […]
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Booths up for sale after 170 years

For five generations, the Booth family has been selling tea and groceries across northwest England. Now, that 170-year history looks set to end, with the Preston-based chain looking for a buyer.
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Banks delay their help for savers

A week after the Bank of England raised its base rate by 0.25 of a percentage point, seven out of ten banks and building societies have still not told customers whether they will get more interest on their savings.
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Show homes: the job that pays you to nose around

A new website lets you conduct viewings as a part-time estate agent
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Why selling your home is a fine art

A tasteful collection can add to a property’s appeal, rather than put buyers off
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Tis the season to review your insurance

The last thing you are likely to be thinking about when your brain is full of turkey, shopping lists and sparkly M&S partywear is home insurance. However, insurers are warning customers to give their policy some attention or face a huge bill come January. Burglary claims in December last year cost Halifax £1.6 million, with […]
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Teach yourself to . . . list on the junior stock market

Listing on the stock market used to be the ultimate goal for many owners of small businesses. Build a company from scratch, prove its business model, then float on the public markets.
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A sale of the Irish Stock Exchange would prove a nice little earner — but it is not without risk

A sale of the Irish Stock Exchange would prove a nice little earner — but it is not without risk
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How to spot the signs that a bull market is ending

Can the good times continue to roll? Nobody knows for sure, but we explain why you should be on your guard
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Judicial retirement age ‘should be raised to 75’

Sir, Your report (Mar 30) correctly refers to the problem caused by judges being required to retire at 70, creating a “recruitment crisis”.
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