Marketing entrepreneur Simon Lawrence hopes the G20 summit will yield an agreement to stimulate or compel the banks to start lending money again, as G20 demonstrations bring the City to a standstill.
There’s an amusing photo gallery on the Guardian’s website today about the G20 WAHs (that’s wives and husbands – politics’ equivalent of the WAGs [wives and girlfriends])
Catching up after flying visit to London, not least to have a good sneak around as to what other furniture companies are up to at the moment. It’s very easy to get insular in small office in depths of not so sunny Suffolk.
Is it true that Richard Branson is launching an "animal-only" gym? Does helium chocolate exist? And is there really a market for dog condoms?
Day two of Mark Prisk’s Web Mission in the States finds him heading south to San Jose. Here, the shadow minister for business explains how the university and city authorities are working together to close the gap between town and gown.
Small businesses should temper their delight that the rise in business rates is to be phased, reports the Daily Telegraph today. For a full factsheet, read on.
The Virgin boss unveils his latest scheme: Branson has invited budding entrepreneurs to pitch their new business to angel investors via his blog. But there’s a twist. Your pitch could be played on board Virgin Atlantic flights!
Today’s tips: don’t keep people waiting, unless you’re important; don’t criticise; use titles for top brass. (Read yesterday’s tips here.)
Small businesses breathe a sigh of relief as Alistair Darling backs down and defers the five per cent rise in business rates.
New finance directors have been appointed at companies such as Arko, OCZ and Sorbic International.
Alesha Dixon. Jamelia. Martin Sheen. Emilia Fox. Ben Ainsley. A host of stars from stage, screen, music and sport were present for the Prince’s Trust 2009 Celebrate Success Awards at the Odeon Leicester Square.
Italian inventor Claudio Torghele has designed a vending machine that makes and bakes a fresh pizza in front of you at any hour. Buon appetito!