No one ever said that running your own business was easy. A double dip recession in 2012 has demonstrated why.
All companies have had to adapt.
But two entrepreneurs in our Business Club have been forced to throw out their plans and start all over again.
Our Business Correspondent Ben Chapman, who's been following them all year, explains why.
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