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    Saturday 10 - 11am

    The Business Saturday 18 April 2015

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    A weekly look at the world of business and personal finance with Richard Curran
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    John Boyle

    John Boyle grew up in Camlough, Co. Armagh, and after an extended stint as a bread van driver found himself having to reassess his life at the tender age of 25. He opened a bookmaker's shop in nearby Markethill that has now grown into the BoyleSports empire of 205 outlets, a thriving online business, and an annual turnover in excess of €1bn.
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    The Misfit Economy

    What do Somalian pirates, computer hackers, and inner city gang leaders have in common with the tech entrepreneurs of Silicon Valley? According to Kyra Maya Phillips - whose new book is "The Misfit Economy" - the answer is that they are all innovators. She spoke to Richard from London about the lessons that businesses can learn from the black economy.
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    Movidius

    Movidius is an Irish company that specialises in developing vision-related hardware and software for mobile devices. They were in the news this week after landing an additional €37m in investment funding, and announcing plans to create 100 new jobs in the near future. It has even been suggested that the company might soon become Ireland's first homegrown billion euro business in quite some time. But it hasn't all been plain sailing, as co-founder and COO, Sean Mitchell, tells Richard.
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    First Contact Music

    Today is International Record Store Day, which shines a spotlight on the independent music shops around the world who have managed to survive the download revolution. But what about the bands who are trying to break into a notoriously cut-throat industry? Liam Geraghty met some musicians, and the woman they've been working with who is helping them to monetise their music and get that elusive big break...
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    Our Vinyl Offer

    Staying with the music theme, it seems that vinyl is enjoying something of a renaissance. This week, for the first time, vinyl-only singles and albums charts for the UK made an appearance. Richard brought vinyl junkie and Deputy Editor of Hot Press, Stuart Clarke, into studio to get an appraisal of his mint condition, original pressing, 12-inch of New Order's "Blue Monday".

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