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    Video caption: CEO Secrets: 'I couldn't build a company on my own'

    The co-founders of German nutritional drink start-up YFood explain why they rely on each other.

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    Video caption: CEO Secrets: 'Try bartering to kickstart your business'

    The boss of an advertising screens company says he used a barter deal to get a prime London office location.

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    Video caption: CEO Secrets: 'I wish I'd planned for my success'

    Hannah Chapman was so overwhelmed by orders when she launched her business, she had to shut down her website for two weeks at a time.

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    Video caption: 'We switched to virtual wine tastings during lockdown'

    Kirby Bryant's wine and spirits shop closed during lockdown, but she took the business in a new direction online to survive - and thrive.

  5. By Jeremy Howell

    Business reporter, BBC News

    Ali Albazaz, CEO and founder of Inkitt

    The chief executive of online publishing firm Inkitt says promoting junior staff helped turn the company around.

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    Video caption: 'Promoting junior staff to directors saved my firm'

    The CEO of online publishing firm Inkitt says promoting junior staff to directors helped turn the company around.

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    Video caption: CEO Secrets: 'I sell smoked salmon on top of my day job'

    Andrew Woodhouse feared for his job in corporate events, so developed a business selling his own smoked salmon.

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    Video caption: Dating coach Sami Wunder: 'Charge the full market rate'

    "It's not a compliment to be the cheapest player in the market," says dating coach Sami Wunder.

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    Video caption: CEO Secrets: 'Ask your investors for a yes or no'

    Ryan Edwards, creator of Audoo, a system that logs songs played in public, gives his business advice.

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    Video caption: CEO Secrets: 'I became a chocolatier in lockdown'

    Keith Tiplady explains how he moved from the world of making motorcycles to selling chocolates.

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    Video caption: CEO Secrets: 'I wish someone had told me how hard it was'

    Journalist-turned-social media entrepreneur Sara McCorquodale reveals her business advice.