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Issue - August 2015

Our cover feature this month is an interview with Nitin Passi, the man behind Manchester-headquartered Missguided. We also reveal the most powerful women in North West business, and speak to entrepreneurs about what they do once they’ve sold up.

How to make a billion dollars

How to make a billion dollars

Imagine setting up a business today that would be worth at least $1bn by 2023. Once upon a time such growth would have been inconceivable but technology has changed the rules. Our main report this month looks at the rise of the so-called “unicorn” companies: defined as technology companies that have started since 2000 and would be worth $1bn or more if they floated or were sold today. According to research by GP Bullhound, it takes eight years on average to create one.
Missguided in name only

Missguided in name only

Missguided is one of the UK's fastest-growing companies but, as Nitin Passi tells Chris Maguire, he's only just started.
The rise of the unicorns

The rise of the unicorns

The US is the traditional stomping ground for billion dollar companies, but Europe's answer to these 'unicorn' businesses are taking hold of the technology space.

Also in this magazine

  • Interview with Nitin Passi, Missguided
  • Business of sport conference
  • Round table – preparing for exit
  • International Festival for Business
  • Women in business - Insider’s third annual ranking of 100 women to watch in the North West’s business community
  • Super connected city breakfast
  • Unicorn and foal businesses
  • Manufacturing 50 list
  • Manufacturing bites
  • Made in the UK final
  • The findings of Insider’s survey on doing business in Burnley
  • Private rented sector report
  • Real deals
  • Greater Manchester Fund breakfast
  • Regional investment and loan funds
  • Selling: what entrepreneurs do next
  • Tech and IT services
  • Insider track
  • Christmas parties
  • Cognitive diversity
  • Round table – family businesses
  • Inside the boardroom – HR directors
  • Raider - gossip from our man behind the scene

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