These are tough economic times. To help you survive, Ann Jones, MD of cost optimisation firm LowendalMasai, offers her cost-cutting tips for SMEs.
Family-owned manufacturing business AJT Equipment is defying the recession. Rather than batten down the hatches, the West Midlands-based firm is buying a competitor in the US state of Georgia.
Most finance directors voting in this year’s FDs’ Excellence Survey have given their audit firm top marks for quality of staff.
"I’m no fortune-teller and I can’t predict how bad the recession will get. The thing that interests me is what will get us out of it." Sophi Tranchell of Divine Chocolate says it’s time for businesses to rethink their entire structure.
The phenomenal rise of social media has taken the marketing world by storm. Driven by the emergence of Web 2.0 tools and techniques, social networking sites are empowering individuals and communities to engage, interact and contribute content and opinions in real time.
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: "Should I start a business during recession?"
Curb, of course! But Anthony Ganjou, who founded the natural marketing agency under the streets of Marylebone, quickly disovered that there were pitfalls to his kooky basement location.