Entrepreneur James Caan applauds Alistair Darling’s tough stance on City bonuses. “The bonus culture originated in the boom periods of the early eighties and late nineties, inspiring risk-taking and market bravado,” says the muli-millionaire star of Dragons’ Den. “But in the tail end of a recession, bonuses make zero economic sense.”
The Intellectual Property Office has teamed up with RB to provide a series of "how to" guides debunking business myths and making starting a business a lot easier for all you entrepreneurs. This week: what is copyright? And do you need it?
The RB columnist is on the warpath this week. Between cowboy phone companies, penny-pinching banks and restaurants with service that would make Basil Fawlty wince, it’s been a lousy few days for the 4Networking founder.
Burton’s on the warpath this week. Just what has happened to good old customer service?
Bank bonuses are expected to reach £4bn this year. Chancellor Alistair Darling is ready to use new legislation to control the banks: “If we need to change the law and toughen things up, we can do that,” he says. Is he right to intervene or will this only drive the banks offshore? We asked entrepreneurs for their views.
Two of the biggest hitters from the technology industry have thrown their considerable weight behind a new venture. Birch and Hoberman have joined a consortium of investors, ploughing £1.2m into a new startup that allows Twitter users to manage their tweets.