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  • The diversity of Scotland's £700 million a year franchise industry will be celebrated during Scottish Franchise Week which gets underway on 28th April and one of those celebrating will be Craig McCann who grew the South Glasgow franchise of dog care company Barking Mad by 118 per cent in his first year in business.

  • Robin Knox dropped out of medical school at 19 to become a pub doorman, but eight years later he is advising RBS on an app for would-be successful entrepreneurs.

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  • Standing still is not an option for Prontoport. The Irvine-based company has identified innovation and continual business improvement as the best path to growth, discovers Dominic Ryan.

  • A certain supermarket maintains that "every little helps". Now it seems that our new national train operator is happy to take on board the spirit of its mantra, writes Ken Mann

  • Aberdeen Council is seeking to fill new managerial roles to advance ambitious infrastructure plan, reports Ken Mann.

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