It is now public knowledge that right hand (one of two senior management and head of sales) is leaving the company in a few weeks. I have known for longer – but then right hand happens also to be son.
Access founder Alistair O’Reilly has embarked on a “brand elevation” exercise as he aims to grow turnover at his consulting and software company to £100m.
At a roundtable hosted by Dell this morning, Real Business heard three technology entrepreneurs talk about the challenges of growing a business during the recession. People aren’t the problem, they say. It’s the mindset of banks and other financial institutions that needs to change if we’re to come out of recession.
Most mid-size businesses believe they will survive the recession and most believe the downturn will end during the next 12 to 24 months.
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.
Octopus Ventures, which invests in entrepreneurial businesses, has welcomed the governments’ proposed £1bn innovation fund, saying it will support entrepreneurialism.