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Luisa: I don't like being employed

The Apprentice contestant Luisa Zissman has revealed she started her own business because she didn't like being employed.

The 25-year-old cake shop owner has reached the semi-finals of the BBC show, competing to win a £250,000 investment and a business partnership with Lord Sugar.

But Luisa admitted she doesn't like working with other people.

She revealed: "I didn't like being employed; I didn't like being told what to do. Especially when I thought I was right and the people I was working for perhaps weren't running their businesses properly and I was like I could do a much better job of this then they can."

Luisa and the other semi-finalists - Leah Totton, Neil Clough, Jordon Poulton and Francesca MacDuff-Varley - are all set to be grilled by Lord Sugar's business advisers, including Margaret Mountford, in the next episode of the show on Wednesday July 10 on BBC One.

Soccer-centre manager Neil, 32, who gave an emotional motivational speech about his father during a previous task, revealed he considered the death of his father a message to do something with his life.

He said: "My dad was very competitive and I think that's where I probably get it from. He always wanted me to become a good footballer. It got to the point where I was playing semi-professional football chasing the dream of becoming professional but unfortunately I never did."

"Dad passed away from cancer when I was 18... when he passed away I realised it was him pushing me to do something.

"It wasn't really me that wanted to do it, so I set upon my business career and my first thing I saw after pestering my sister to give me a job was I saw a guy actually driving a Porsche... I asked my sister what's this guy do, how do I get one of these things. Turned out he was a sales director and made money through sales."

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