As the lovely Margaret goes off to complete a PhD in ancient literature, who will assume the reins as one of Sir Alan Sugar’s trusted advisers? Real Business reveals all.
Three quarters of UK small businesses are so starved of funds they cannot afford to operate a company pension scheme.
There have been changes to the finance function at companies including Allied Irish Banks, Pan Pacific Aggregates and Daisy Group.
Trevor Honeyman, who set up the The Honeyman Group in 1991, says hefty changes need to be made to the higher education system if businesses are to benefit from graduate workers.
There’s been an explosion of B2B iPhone apps in the Apple App Store over the past two months. Real Business has tracked down some of the best app entrepreneurs and tried out their new creations to find out which app will revolutionise your iPhone and which iPhone apps are better off in the Recycle Bin. This week: TubePro.
James Cameron started his firm, The Glow Company, on a shoestring in 2002. Today his glow-in-the dark and flashing accessories retailer turns over £2.2m. Here’s how he’s stayed ahead of the virtual pack.
When his parents’ firm went bankrupt, Craig Smith was out of work for 12 months before launching his green bag company. Here’s how the first-time entrepreneur landed deals with Coca Cola, Boots and Vivienne Westwood.
In a tough economic climate, clever marketing tactics can increase customer loyalty and attract new buyers. But you don’t have to spend thousands of pounds hiring marketing agencies. Here are a few top tips on how to save money while enhancing your brand.
Roll up, roll up and hear James Caan, star of the BBC’s Dragons’ Den and founder of Hamilton Bradshaw, share his thoughts on innovation and the government’s new iawards in this exclusive Real Business video.
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A new report from Make Your Mark paints a worrying picture for the next generation of potential young entrepreneurs. Aspiring businessmen and women are often falling at the first hurdle as parents push them to pursue "safe" careers.
I find our team two up on the second tee at Wentworth. My playing partner is an entrepreneur whom many would not have heard of but whose company’s corporate membership is allowing me to walk the fairways that Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player have graced.