Calling all iPhone app entrepreneurs

Have you designed an application for the iPhone Will it be the best-selling iPhone app ever (maybe)?! Has your iPhone app already been accepted Or are you still in the process of convincing the almighty Apple that your iPhone app is worthy” How hard is it to push downloads of your app on the Apple App store Real Business wants to hear from you.

Blast off for Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic

Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al-Nahyann is one of the world’s richest men. He spent £210m on buying 90 per cent of Manchester City football club last year and has just snapped up a 32 per cent stake in Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic.

Increased bank lending is “irresponsible”

While Alistair Darling has hauled in bank bosses to give them a grilling over business lending, Edward Rimmer of Bibby Financial Services warns the Chancellor’s approach could wreak more havoc.

BlackBerry vs iPhone: the saga continues

The merits of the iPhone vs the BlackBerry are under constant debate here at Real Business. Is the iPhone better value Does the BlackBerry have better battery life How useful are the iPhone apps to business” Could we have finally reached a conclusion” Read on to find out.

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Having decided that honesty is definitely best policy and written at length to prospective applicant for sales office, explaining pros and cons of both jobs and reasons why it would be impossible to offer more suitable (personality and skills wise) job on shorter hours to suit.

Launchpad: No Rock & Roll

Founder of Mangrove Consulting, Justin Wright, gives Real Business his pick of the top innovative companies and entrepreneurs. This month: No Rock & Roll. In there, like swimwear” Or a soggy setup?

Winning pitches in a recession: part one

We’ve inteviewed a bunch of entrepreneurs to find out their tried and tested secrets for clinching deals. Want to pull in the business during tough times” Have a read of these gems.

Lush hooks customers with gruesome window display

It’s a brilliant PR stunt cum animal rights campaign. In a dramatic illustration of shark finning, former Lush employee and performance artist Alice Newstead has been piercing her skin with shark hooks and suspending herself from the ceiling of Lush stores. Her first stop was London’s Regent Street. A few weeks ago, it was Paris. Next up, New York.

The BlackBerry Curve 8520 launches

The all new BlackBerry Curve 8520 was released with great fanfare yesterday. But is it really an improvement on the old BlackBerry Curve model” How does it compare to the ubiquitous iPhone Real Business is on a mission to find out.

Stelios and EasyJet call a truce

Good old Stelios. In November 2008, the EasyJet founder came to blows with his board over the future of his airline. Stelios wanted to slow growth to cope with recession while chairman, Sir Colin Chandler, demanded aggressive expansion. Needless to say, Stelios has won the debate.

Want to nab £30,000 and get on TV?

Make Your Mark is calling all entrepreneurs to take part in their Village SOS campaign. The aim” To find individuals "with the skills and passion to help transform rural Britain". Have you got what it takes to boost bucolic business bliss?