Graeme Cox ‘s IT security firm protects hundreds of public sector organisations and blue chips from hackers and viruses. It’s just a shame that the £6.5m-turnover firm can’t employ the enemy to stay ahead of the game.
It’s been one of the darkest days since the credit crunch started, with the announcement that more than 4,000 jobs in Britain have been axed. But for Rik Hellewell of professional oven-valeting firm Ovenu “business couldn’t be better”.
Luisa Scacchetti and her husband, David, started £130m-turnover nursery goods company Mamas & Papas when they couldn’t find any products they liked for their young daughter, Amanda. These days the inspiration for their business works alongside her parents.
Box Telematics executive chairman and owner June Reynolds-Lacey left school with only 5 CSEs but is now running a business worth £23.8m that’s resisting the downturn.
So the government’s gone and bailed out the car industry…
Real Business agony uncle Martin Dunne is the answer to all your accounting woes. Each week he will tackle another problem faced by entrepreneurs. This week: let’s talk tax!
As the British economy is dealt yet another kick in the teeth with the announcement that steelmaker Corus is cutting 2,500 UK jobs, rumours are flying that Gordon Brown has postponed the Budget until April, while he considers how to lift Britain out of recession.
Today marks the beginning of the Chinese year of the Earth Ox and translation firm ChinaOneCall have three top tips to help you impress your Chinese friends and business partners with your knowledge of their culture and customs.
Recession or no recession, online commerce continues to thrive. If you’re after a piece of the action, check out these five basic rules to make e-tailing a cinch.
Regus is offering startups free use of its business centres as part of a £10m campaign backed by the British Chamber of Commerce.
Andrew Ramsay is the fifth generation owner of bacon-curing business Ramsay of Carluke. Before he took the reins, things hadn’t changed much at the Scottish firm since its founding in 1857. They have now.
Insurance may not be the most exciting purchase you ever make as a business owner but it is one of the most important. Without comprehensive cover, claims made against you could prove costly and may even put you out of business. If you have employees, employers’ liability cover is actually a legal requirement.