Marks & Spencer has come a long way since it started as a market stall in Leeds nearly 125 years ago. Back then, everything cost just a penny.
Share Share via Pinterest LinkedIn Copy Link Share Share via Pinterest LinkedIn Copy Link Normally, we’d be introducing this year’s Hot 100 list with gusto and fanfare. We’d be wowing you with another jumbo crop of success stories about the country’s fastest growing companies and the indestructible, supercharged entrepreneurs behind them. But this year’s Hot […]
Once upon a time there was a television programme called The Apprentice. This programme pretended to be about business. Instead, it was actually an excuse to follow a group of unbearable people as they slowly unravelled, losing their humanity along the way.
There’s been an increase in the number of small businesses enquiring about remote working technologies following revelations swine flu is spreading across the world.
Share Share via Pinterest LinkedIn Copy Link Share Share via Pinterest LinkedIn Copy Link But our Hot 100 entrepreneurs won’t go down without a fight. If anyone’s going to roll up their sleeves and battle through the recession, it’s this determined bunch. When we surveyed the business owners in the list, 76 per cent of […]
Share Share via Pinterest LinkedIn Copy Link Share Share via Pinterest LinkedIn Copy Link Thankfully, entrepreneurs are like chameleons; they can change their business “skins” often and quickly to suit the environment. And they don’t have the same amount of bureaucracy weighing on their shoulders as their public counterparts. “If an entrepreneur makes a wrong […]
Share Share via Pinterest LinkedIn Copy Link Share Share via Pinterest LinkedIn Copy Link But that doesn’t mean that this year’s Hot 100 entrepreneurs are going to skip off into the sunset with the Labour party. In our survey, a measly five per cent said the government’s recently announced measures would help their businesses. Terry […]
"In 25 years of advising employers, I’ve seen more mistakes made with redundancies than in any other area," says Martin Edwards of law firm Mace & Jones. With research from the British Chambers of Commerce showing that half of British firms are considering making redundancies in the next six months, here are the pitfalls to avoid.