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Interview: Poundworld founder Chris Edwards on selling up for £150m

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Interview: Tyrrells founder William Chase on bankruptcy, potatoes and vodka

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'On my first visit to Lagos, my car was held up by armed ...

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'When we asked for a £150,000 loan our bank basically just laughed at ...

HOW I BEAT THE ODDS: The co-founder of craft brewer BrewDog on crowdfunding and not...

'I'm not looking to sell yet - but if I do I'll want ...

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'I worked like a crazy woman, but the responsibility weighed heavily on me ...

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