Dear John: how do I best establish a hierarchy of need in our car park – first come, first served? Does it look bad having spaces for the directors right next to the door? What about my PA? She doesn’t get in until late because she has to drop off her child at childcare. I fear a hornet’s nest.
Sir Gerry Robinson, business mogul and former chairman of Allied Domecq and Granada, is about take some very big risks: he’s preparing to invest hundreds of thousands of pounds of his own money in British companies. And all of them are about to go broke.
Real Business was invited to speak about enterprise to a group of kids taking part in a great initiative, Project Aspirations. Here’s what we had to say.
As Michael Jackson fans everywhere mourn the untimely death of the world’s best-selling record artist of all time, Real Business looks back on Jackson’s business life and the multi-billion pound industry spawned by Michael Jackson, King of Pop and entrepreneur.
“We have a receptionist who has been off sick with mental health problems for three months,” writes an entrepreneur. “I really need to organise a permanent replacement. Can I go ahead or will I fall foul of the law?” Legal eagle Rayner Jones, a partner at Lester Aldridge, offers his advice.