The travel start-up backed by the three biggest VCs in Europe

Despite operating in a heavily competitive space, HouseTrip has raised $60 million of investment and is set firm on becoming the leader in the holiday rental market.

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When a company reaches a certain stage, XLN Business Services founder Christian Nellemann believes it is critical to take a step back and allow the talent assembled to flourish.

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Identifying the best way to sell into a new foreign market

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Looking global early on allows businesses to reach a range of consumers

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Andrew Morris has made sure to keep relationships in good order

Andrew Morris has made sure to keep relationships in good order

Don't burn bridges you might need later in your career

A career in business will put you into contact with a wide range of people, so maintaining contact with them can prove useful, explains Academy for Chief Executives CEO Andrew Morris.

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Having recently become a Business is GREAT Britain ambassador, Divine Chocolate managing director Sophi Tranchell reveals her tips for building a successful social enterprise.

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Failing company specialist Terry Hunter is now at the helm of a growth company

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