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.
Disgraced self by ending meeting hurling mug at door closing behind huffy left hand. Resultant scattering of broken china hugely satisfying if messy and staff in office hugely if quietly productive for rest of day. However, not pleased with self – not professional behaviour at all.
Real Business diarist Jan Cavelle has had more ups and downs this week than any entrepreneur deserves. Preparing for her business’ annual shutdown, juggling work and home life, and finally saying goodbye to her son and right hand man: read her emotional account of the week’s events.
Justin Wright, founder of Mangrove Consulting, has a real eye for super startups. Each month, he gives Real Business his pick of the top innovative companies and entrepreneurs. This month: the iconic US Greyhound bus comes to the UK. Is the brand on the fast lane to success? Or will it stall at the outset?
Continuing to limp towards summer shut down this Friday. Always a huge debate as to the merits of closing formally or letting people take random holidays. Have done a formal shut down for three years now and week before is always living hell.
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.
Training plans have come together all of a sudden after weeks of work in the way that these things do. After weeks of debating needs and suitabilities and looking at limited in house resources, we now have a plan for year ahead, which is focused, easy to carry out and in budget.
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.
The day has come! Today heralds both our annual shut down – yeah!!! – but also for me a very strange landmark. Previously referred to as right hand, alias head of sales, alias my son leaves the company today after six years…