Real Business agony uncle Anthony Holmes can help with your recession-time strategising. Every fortnight he’ll tackle another restructuring problem faced by entrepreneurs. This week: delaying payment.
The mood is bleak among retailers. According to a survey of Britain’s retail chiefs, two thirds do not expect the market to revive until the end of the year. “Designer stores are the worst hit,” comments Aftershock founder Hiro Harjani. “Who were their customers? Bankers’ wives, rich businessmen, stockbrokers and those with obscene bonuses."
When Gavin Griffiths wrote his first business plan for the Erotic Review, the magazine he bought in 2001 for £1, he hadn’t a clue what he was doing.
At the Mobile World conference held in Barcelona this week, the telecoms sector has been pipped as the salvation of the world’s economies.
Vienna-based artist Michael Marcovici proves that rodents have a better understanding of the financial markets than the world’s best fund managers.