Will women save the economy?

While unemployment has soared above two million – with economists forecasting that the number could reach 3.3 million next year – Britain’s female entrepreneurs are helping to march us out of this recession by creating new jobs and enterprises.

Care franchise delivers on promise

Trevor Brocklebank predicted his senior care franchise would be recession proof and he was right: Home Instead is forecasting turnover will increase 66 per cent to £30m this year while enquiry levels from potential franchisees are up by 200 per cent.

Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Get sidetracked by owner of suppliers – or rather ex-owner whom, I immediately note, looks happier than he has in years. 

FD watch

New finance directors have been appointed at companies such as Arko, OCZ and Sorbic International.

MOBOs founder goes back to school

When Kanya King started up the MOBO awards in 1996, there weren’t any support or networking groups to help budding young entrepreneurs. So now she’s doing her bit to help the next generation of moneymakers with the "Build Your Business" scheme.

Mark Prisk: Startup lessons from the States

As news emerges from the east coast of America about President Obama’s plans to prop up the old generation of car firms, Mark Prisk – shadow minister for business – is on the west coast with 20 of the UK’s next generation of leading Web 2.0 firms.

Celebrating success with the Prince’s Trust

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.