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Meet the 23 fintech startups ready to scale up

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London startups dominate the list of 23 fintechs that have joined government-backed Tech Nation’s 2019 growth programme. Sixty per cent of the new cohort of financial technology firms hail from the capital, while 40 per cent boast at least one female co-founder, Tech Nation revealed today. Read more: Fintech is all the rage, but is the bubble finally about to burst? Over the course of six months, the startup body will work with the companies to grow and scale their businesses at speed. The companies who made the cut for the latest programme were handpicked by fintech superstars including Starling [...]

London tech startup Lifted secures £1.5m to ‘transform’ elderly care

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How becoming a mentor could boost your business

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The hungry 26-year-old who set up a £100m food firm

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The Must-Have Qualities That Make an Extraordinary Entrepreneur

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Business law — 5 awareness areas for SMEs

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Going through a divorce? Don’t Do Anything Stupid!

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People going through a divorce do stupid things. It’s not a cut down and I’m not trying to be hurtful, it’s just reality. Trust me, when I was newly separated, I did more stupid things than anyone I know. The reason? Going through a divorce is a difficult, emotional, and unbelievably scary time during which people become temporarily different people. A confident, stable person can become an insecure, emotional mess who is always unsure of him or herself and who can’t seem to do anything right. Because of the insecurities, the self-hatred, in some cases, and the lack of self-worth, [...]

The unparalleled entertainment – and heartbreaking reality – of watching a court hearing – Spectator…

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‘Barristers’ speeches vanish quicker than Chinese dinners, and even the greatest victory in court rarely survives longer than the next Sunday’s papers.’ So wrote John Mortimer in Rumpole of the Bailey. While no doubt true, a barrister delivering a well-honed speech is still something to behold. They are the last defenders of a rhetorical tradition that our politicians have all but given up on. Many QCs still use Cicero’s principles of oratory: to teach, to entertain and to move. The public are allowed to watch almost any court hearing, but few ever do. As a court reporter, I have been [...]

Navigating Changes After Divorce

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Let’s be real — divorce is TOUGH, and so is figuring out your and your family’s new life in the weeks and months that follow finalizing your split. And, there’s a case to be made for it being even tougher for those in the LGBTQIA+ community. Not only are you handling the sea change of divorce, your child custody arrangement may be impacted by the patchwork quilt of surrogacy and adoption laws. Your financial arrangements may have been influenced by the number of years you were married in the eyes of the law, which might be far less than your [...]

Celebrities Who Split In 2019: 22 Biggest Breakups & Divorces – Hollywood Life

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From cheating scandals to divorce filings that seemingly came out of nowhere, these celebrity couples’ splits buckled fans into a roller-coaster of emotions. Here’s a recap. As Neil Sedaka once sang, “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do.” That 1975 ballad holds especially true in 2019, which saw some of the most wild splits in the history of celebrity romances. If you’ve lost count, don’t worry — we’re recapping the most major breakups, starting in January. Jeff Bezos, 55, rocked the world when the Amazon CEO and his wife of 25 years, Mackenzie Bezos, 49, announced their split on Jan. 9. [...]