Day: October 1, 2020

New book reveals secrets of successful female entrepreneurs to encourage others to take the leap

Research revealed last month by female networking club AllBright showed that one in four women are setting up their own business as a result of the pandemic.

Despite evidence that women have been disproportionately affected by coronavirus, there’s a renewed sense of optimism among working women.

Yet there remain huge challenges for women setting up their own businesses: 91 per cent of venture capital money continues to fund businesses founded solely by men, with only one per cent invested in businesses founded solely by women.

A new book offers vital insights into how women can start, launch and grow their own businesses in these challenging times, as well as tips on how to stay sane and enjoy the journey.

Female Entrepreneurs – The Secrets of Their Success, co-written by Ruth Saunders and John Smythe, is the result of a two-year project interviewing dozens of female entrepreneurs, many of whom set

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Subway rolls ruled too sugary to be bread in Ireland

The rolls used in Subway’s hot sandwiches contain too much sugar to be considered bread, according to Ireland’s Supreme Court.

Ireland’s highest court made the ruling in a case about how the bread is taxed.

An Irish franchisee of the US company had claimed it should not pay VAT on the rolls it uses in heated sandwiches.

However, the court ruled that because of the amount of sugar they contain, they cannot be taxed as a “staple product” at a zero rate of VAT.

Under Ireland’s VAT Act of 1972, ingredients in bread such as sugar and fat should not exceed 2% of the weight of flour in the dough.

The five judges, who were considering an appeal by Bookfinders Ltd, a Subway franchisee based near Galway, concluded that in Subway sandwiches the sugar content is around 10% of the flour in the dough for both white and wholegrain rolls.

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Senior reporter Cuen departing CoinDesk

Leigh Cuen

Leigh Cuen, a senior reporter at CoinDesk, is leaving the organization.

She was also a reporter at IBT Media. There, she also authored investigative reports on Barclays and PayPal. She was also a finalist for the 2018 award, LendIT Fintech Industry Awards, Best Journalist.

She also worked freelance for 6 years, with her work being published in Teen Vogue, Al Jazeera English, Racked, Salon, The Jerusalem Post, ATTN, Ravishly, Women’s eNews, Ynet (Yedioth Ahronoth), Your Middle East, San Francisco Public Press, Earth Island Journal, World Literature Today, Mosaic Literary Magazine, History Today Magazine, The Bold Italic, and multiple European travel magazines.

Additionally, her writings have also been featured by Forbes.com, Christian Science Monitor, Huffington Post, Poetry Foundation and as part of the International Museum of Women’s Breaking Stereotypes Gallery.

Cuen was also a staff writer at Mic and served as an analyst at Vocativ. She was also

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