The entrepreneur behind shaving empire King of Shaves tells Real Business why he’s not worried about the recession and why creativity is key to growth in this series of videos from the Entrepreneurs’ Summit 2009.
The entrepreneur behind uber-successful business network 4Networking shares his advice on bringing in new deals. From delivering pizzas to deliberate typos, Burton has nine jokers up his sleeve to get you into those meetings and winning the business.
Interviews for the junior cabinet maker have taken place. I short listed four in the end and took it offline with the Job Centre after three days and about 60 applicants.
Imagine the Timpson boss’s horror when he received a press release calling his shoe repair firm a "business casualty" and claiming that Timpson had been forced to renegotiate lease agreements to cope with the recession. "That is totally incorrect," Timpo tells Real Business. "I shall tell them so myself."
You’ve got to hand it to Dell. It recently announced that it had achieved more than $3m in sales via links from one of its Twitter accounts, making it one of the most successful examples of ROI from social media. Entrepreneurs tip their hats to the hardware giant.
Great piece by The Telegraph’s Richard Tyler today about the confirmed appointment of Sir Alan Sugar to the post of enterprise tsar. "A tentative date of July 20th has been pencilled in for his hairiness to don the rabbit fur," he says.
Even in a recession, a good entrepreneur is always on the look-out for the next hot spot. Don’t wait around for the upturn. These are the businesses you want to be in now.
Duncan Bannatyne’s “rags to riches” story is yesterday’s fish wrap. Every newspaper in the land has unpicked his seamy past ad nauseum. He’s bounced back from two spells in prison, a stretch on the dole and various run-ins with members of authority.
Recruiting in these current times you would think would be a doddle. Our town is awash with redundancies and layoffs and businesses closing. With some trepidation, I put two jobs on line with Employer Direct, one for a line manager and one for a junior cabinet maker.
Online Dragon and founder of Ariadne Capital Julie Meyer tells Real Business why the recession is a great time to start up a business and what makes an entrepreneur attractive to investors. Check out her comments from the Entrepreneurs’ Summit 2009.
Dragons’ Den star Peter Jones is a busy man. Real Business caught up with the celebrity and investor following his Q&A session at the BT Business Experience event earlier today. He was heading to BBC HQ for a broadcast so our interview was held on the road…
In what Lord Mandelson describes as a "shot in the arm for the British venture capital industry,” the government has announced the creation of an Innovation Investment Fund to invest in technology-based businesses with high-growth potential.