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" A lot of multinationals have long, drawn-out processes and are pretty useless at putting products on the shelves quickly. "
" A small business can survive for a while without making a profit, but if its cashflow dries up, the impact is fatal. "
" Becoming a campaign representative for the somewhereto_ re:store campaign was a simple choice. "
" Both my sons are dyslexic, and so, too, in a much milder form, is one of my daughters. "
" Businesses might have been helped by the ability to promote themselves on the Internet, but they have also been hit by the web's encouragement of time-wasting by their staff. "
" Business isn't complicated; we complicate business. "
" Entrepreneurship can be taught to people with average academic abilities - the proof of that is everywhere you look. "
" Entrepreneurship is just one thing that needs to be in schools. "
" Every successful high street needs a catalyst that starts making people want to come there, and independent shops can be that catalyst. If you want a new idea on the high street, you'll probably find it in an independent. I know I shouldn't say this, but new ideas rarely happen in chains. What we do is adopt it once we spot it in an independent. "
" For me, the high street is a key part of how we live, what sort of community we are, how we get our news, and how we get our gossip. "
" Good businesses will survive good times and bad times. "
" Great customer service does not come by chance. It is the result of training and ensuring there are enough assistants to serve the customers. "
" I admire people who have passion and energy. "
" I am a great believer that the risk should reflect the reward. "
" I am for a transactional tax at the point of purchase for both online and physical retail. "
" I am the most conservative person you will ever come across, and that's because I'm good at reducing risks while leaving the potential rewards high. "
" I can walk all day in malls, shopping centres, high streets - I love it. "
" I cringe when I watch myself on camera. I'm not articulate, and I'm dyslexic, but somehow it works. "
" I didn't have a great childhood, and neither did Debbie, my wife, so we both try to give the kids not only the material things we never had but also the hugs and the love. "
" I'd like to think people know what I stand for, which is straight-talking honesty and telling you not just what you want to hear but where it is at. "
" I don't really sleep until gone midnight anyway. It takes me a while to calm down before my mind allows me to switch off. "
" I'd rather be rich and miserable than poor and miserable. "
" If someone underestimates you because you are warm and approachable, then you have an advantage over them. "
" If the cash runs out, it's like a heart attack for you and your business. Keep that front and centre of your mind, and you will have financial security and not be struggling to pay the bills. "
" If you cannot bore your friends to death about your own small business, then something is seriously wrong. "
" If you look at all the investments made during 'Dragons' Den,' the ratio of those that make it to those that don't is actually extremely high. "
" If you really want to sort out the High Street, you ask someone like Kate Swann at WHSmith, who has done a fantastic job of running profitable shops. "
" I hate mornings. "
" I know I have been lucky in business, and I am keen now to spread goodwill to others, of course not forgetting that very often, you make your own luck by making use of every opportunity. "
" I liked Tom Bower's biography of Bernie Ecclestone, the former Formula 1 boss. "
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