“This is the year of Darwin,” says David Evans, the founder of performance improvement firm Grassroots. “It’s not just the fittest companies that will survive this recession, it’s the most adaptable.”
Alarmingly, when asked how they would spend a windfall or redundancy package, 99 per cent of businesspeople would refuse to invest in a friend’s start-up, according to LinkedIn.
Today’s tips: Understand the banking world; take Friday off; and relax: you’ll get used to it. (Read yesterday’s tips here.)
New finance directors have been appointed at companies such as Colt, WS Atkins and Blue Oar.
Having purchased the VOIP business for $3.1bn in 2005, the online auction giant finally admits that plans to use the technology to connect buyers and sellers have gone awry.
The Budget will include an initiative to improve access for small and medium-sized business to credit insurance.