Their collective wealth may have dropped during the past year but there are still plenty of entrepreneurs on this year’s Times Rich List. Unsurprisingly, though, some are doing better than others.
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: "Tax hikes in the 2009 Budget: how do I minimise the damage?"
Steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal may be the wealthiest man in Britain but he’s also one of biggest losers of the credit crunch, with a whopping £16bn wiped off his fortune by plummeting stock markets in just four months.
The Equality Bill has been published, bringing together hundreds of other related legislations and, controversially, raising the prospect of compulsory gender pay auditing.
Entrepreneurs have been vocal in their condemnation of the government’s income tax hike, with businessmen from Hugh Osmond to Peter Hargreaves vowing to leave the country once the new rate comes into force.
It is the buyer’s duty to negotiate the best possible deal from a supplier’s salespeople. From demanding the impossible to the "Columbo" tactic, here are some tried and tested – somewhat cutthroat – "golden rules" to getting the biggest bang for your buck.