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“I still feel we made the right decision of setting up in the U.K., but it’s going to be a difficult time ahead,” Ponan says

Julianne Ponan doesn’t run a gigantic corporation, but she hasn’t been doing badly. When she bought Creative Nature, based in Surrey, about seven years ago, it was a money-losing maker of candles, among other things. In 2018 the company, which now produces and exports snacks for the booming health-and-wellness market around the world, about doubled its revenue from the year before, to £1.3 million ($1.7 million). The Federation of Small Businesses in the U.K. recognized Ponan with a best retail business award last year for her company’s skill at turning ingredients from

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