Entrepreneurialism: The new Rock 'N' Roll

Forget Del Boy, running your own business can now be as glamorous as being in a rock band. We look at this new breed of rock'n'roll business owners.

by Emma Haslett

Although given to hot air and melodramatics, Dragons' Den has helped raise the profile of entrepreneurs

In an alleyway outside a nightclub in London's East End, I'm trying to interview a man who has just come off stage. He's panting slightly and his make-up - a mixture of glitter and neon-yellow face paint - is smudged with sweat.

We try to ignore a pair of his fans, who are hovering next to us and grinning inanely, exchanging little hushed squeaks of adulation as they wait for a gap in our conversation so they can interrupt. Before they get the chance, though, my man's PR minder sticks her head out of the venue.

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