Editor's Note

Tuesday 19 July

Oliver Milman /

Oliver MilmanToday on StartupSmart, we look at whether industry associations are invaluable paths to advice and influence or expensive talking shops that fritter away the precious time of new entrepreneurs.

We’ve pitted two opposing viewpoints on the merits of industry bodies against each other – digital guru Paul Wallbank and sandwich industry stalwart Graeme McCormack.

Read their arguments to see which one you end up siding with.

Elsewhere, we profile Rate that Agent, a new business with the unenviable task of improving the image of estate agents, and mentor William Willems explains how you can collaborate with other start-ups in your vicinity.

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