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" A small business can survive for a while without making a profit, but if its cashflow dries up, the impact is fatal. "
" The wider the exposure that we give children of the real working world, the better. "
" Online is not contributing in the same way as the high street in terms of business rates and to the local community. "
" My parents divorced, my brothers and I ended up living with my mother, and we were living with the choice of heating or eating. My mum was working, but she needed financial support to make ends meet. I had to have free school dinners and free school uniforms. "
" The more we learn about dyslexia, the more able we will be to help those with it. "
" 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. "
" I was absolutely astonished and could not believe my eyes at the outrageous interest rates that people in need have to pay to get loans. "
" Entrepreneurship can be taught to people with average academic abilities - the proof of that is everywhere you look. "
" I started work at 13, had three or four part-time jobs, and learnt very quickly the values of work. "
" I can walk all day in malls, shopping centres, high streets - I love it. "
" Save money; never rely on other people to lend you money. We call it having 'walking the streets' money - money in your back pocket or bank account that belongs to you. "
" 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 was born in Cyprus, but my family moved to England when I was about six. "
" I'm a shopaholic. I really am. I can't help myself. I do go into, browse, and purchase from my own shops, too, although the CEOs who run my businesses wish I didn't. "
" Without hope, the very fabric of our society will fall apart. "
" I used to see Triumph TR7s and E-Type Jags, and I used to think, 'One day, I'm gonna have one of those.' I remember seeing an E-Type and walking round it 40 or 50 times. "
" The great virtue of the web, its ease of communication, has also become its Achilles' heel in that it has polluted the air with meaningless babble and egomaniacal drivel. "
" I admire people who have passion and energy. "
" I'm not into cats; they aren't my bag. "
" If someone underestimates you because you are warm and approachable, then you have an advantage over them. "
" It's very difficult for an entrepreneur to let go. It's very hard to sell a successful business. People sometimes hold on until the business has no value at all. "
" Ultimately, if you don't have an interest in what you do, it will be so much harder to make money from it. "
" The eight years I spent at Millwall were among the best times of my life. "
" I cringe when I watch myself on camera. I'm not articulate, and I'm dyslexic, but somehow it works. "
" Becoming a campaign representative for the somewhereto_ re:store campaign was a simple choice. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" I'm incredibly passionate about business, about small businesses, and about kids being given the right skills so they are successful. "
" I'm an avid sailor, and my first time exploring the Dalmatian Coast and the Croatian islands was very special. "
" The Internet has heralded a revolution in our society. It has transformed the way we do business, entertain, communicate, and travel. In many ways, the change has been positive. The web has brought new freedoms, spurred economic growth, and extended the boundaries of knowledge. "
" When I went to school, most parents wanted their children to get good A-levels, to go to university, and get a degree so your children had a better life than you. The way out of poverty was through a degree. But the whole world has moved on from that. "