Women running their own businessAccording to recent research, a third of new companies set up in Britain are run by women. Typical examples are Lisa Simons, who started up her own highly successful clothing shops in London with a loan of £15,000 from her bank, and Kate Rogers, who set upCellar Cafésfive years ago and sold out to a major restaurant chain this month, at a profit of £3 million.
There are many other examples.Surprise, a mail order company selling unusual gifts, had a turnover of $4 million last year. The company was started by Claire Fuller five years ago in a garage, but later moved into premises in the centre of Coventry. Similarly, Nina Taylor started her company,NC Books, in an old warehouse in Bristol. A lawyer by training, she had no previous experience of the 承德羊癫疯哪家好retail trade but believes that this worked to her advantage. ‘Having no knowledge of the book trade,’ she says, ‘allowed me to bring fresh ideas into the business.’
64One-third of new British businesses
Aconsist of chain companies.
Bare owned or managed by women.
Coperate within the food sector.
65What does the second paragraph tell us about the company 小孩得了癫痫病有哪些症状calledSurprise?
AThe company delivers its products by post.
BThe company has made a profit every year.
CThe company operates from a garage.
The correct answers are: 64 B, 65 A
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● For questions70�C74, read the text below and think of the word which best fits each space.
● Write onlyoneword in each space on your Answer Sheet.
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