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Raising finance for startups - the real-life Dragons

This is a useful short video from the BBC which illustrates the process of business angel investing. There is a strong flow of entrepreneurs who attempt to raise capital by pitching their companies to so-called angel investors.
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Collapsible water bottle on sale in M&S despite dismissal by Dragons' Den - Telegraph

Collapsible water bottle on sale in M&S despite dismissal by Dragons' Den - Telegraph | Unit 1 Business Studies | Scoop.it
An entrepreneur has defied a sceptical Dragons' Den to sign a distribution deal with Marks & Spencer for his collapsible water bottle, two years after the idea was dismissed by the BBC's five Dragons.
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Top 50 Business Ideas - FT Special

Top 50 Business Ideas - FT Special | Unit 1 Business Studies | Scoop.it
The Financial Times website has published a new special report on their selection of 50 Top Business Ideas.

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Why Entrepreneurs Are Animals—And How That Can Help You Get Ahead

Why Entrepreneurs Are Animals—And How That Can Help You Get Ahead | Unit 1 Business Studies | Scoop.it
I always equated making a sale with the basic instinctive urge to make that kill. I as I am sure many others have experienced all these emotions and perhaps without knowing why. Ever regretted a...

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Same product - different prices: Greggs sausage roll costs more in Hammersmith than Hull

Same product - different prices: Greggs sausage roll costs more in Hammersmith than Hull | Unit 1 Business Studies | Scoop.it
The Daily Mail reports that a 66p sausage roll in Hull sells for 85p in Hammersmith – that’s almost 30% more.  That finding won’t surprise you perhaps, although the size of some price differences is quite a shock..
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The two women left running FTSE 100 companies - Telegraph

The two women left running FTSE 100 companies - Telegraph | Unit 1 Business Studies | Scoop.it

#BUSS4 - What does it take to be a CEO?

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After Cynthia Carroll announced she is to step down as chief executive of Anglo American, there are only two women left running FTSE 100 companies. We profile Alison Cooper and Angela Ahrendts.


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Introducing the next 6 digital media startups from the BBC's accelerator in London

Introducing the next 6 digital media startups from the BBC's accelerator in London | Unit 1 Business Studies | Scoop.it
The BBC’s young accelerator program, called BBC Labs, has launched its latest batch of London digital media startups.

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