There’s been plenty of reaction from entrepreneurs to Alistair Darling’s comments that the recession will be over by Christmas.
Arrive in from my meeting to very tense production manager. Debris and fallout from line manager now demoted is intense with chaotic department layout, low morale and high level of returns from customers for the silliest errors.
Faith in politicians has hit an all-time low. According to a new survey by global research specialists Hall & Partners, 24 per cent of people believe that The Apprentice star and entrepreneur Alan Sugar would do the "best job of running the country".
Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg last night thanked the audience at the Asian Women of Achievement Awards for allowing him into polite society: “I realise MPs currently have a reputation as clowns and crooks,” he said, referring to the expenses scandal.
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock today, it won’t have escaped your notice that Ben "Ooh! I got a scholarship to Sandhurst!" Clarke got the boot from the show this week. Here’s what Jojo Maman Bebe entrepreneur Laura Tenison has to say about the latest Apprentice casualty.
Meet Real Business’ newest columnist. Founder of Mangrove Consulting Justin Wright will be giving Real Business his top innovation every month. Check out his regular updates on the winners and the humdingers. This month: the Tata Nano.
Renegotiating supplier contracts is one key way to reduce costs. But we all need to apply some business etiquette to the practice. Or, at very least, the ethic of reciprocity.
I was both delighted and disinterested by last night’s Apprentice. The task was to flog baby products and just like a new mum, it made me feel a bit ‘yawny’.