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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.