Wendy White founded website builder Moonfruit in 1999. After a brief sabbatical (to have a baby!), White returned as marketing director for the firm and embarked on a social networking campaign to boost user rates and sales. Twitter proved one of the most lucrative and useful mediums for the internet firm. Here’s why.
The entrepreneur behind cult fashion label Jimmy Choo is set to form an alliance with the Swedish high-street brand. Mellon will design a bespoke range for 200 H&M stores worldwide, launching on November 14.
With less than one week to go before the Conservative Party Conference, the entrepreneur behind Glasses Direct – Jamie Murray Wells – calls on David Cameron to set out his strategy for supporting the country’s entrepreneurs.
At the inaugural Real Business/League Managers Association annual management conference last week, turnaround expert and former chief executive of Asda Archie Norman hit out at entrepreneurs trying to compete in a “popularity contests”.
The inimitable Brad Burton has just returned from a fortnight stint in the sunshine state. But this was no ordinary holiday for the 4Networking founder. Burton was on a fact-finding mission to discover what makes Disney World a standout business (and whether Hooters is as "family friendly" as they say). Here’s what he discovered.
It sounds like a bad joke but believe me, the punchline is a killer lesson for businesses. I’ve just got back from a fortnight in sunny Florida. The first holiday I’ve had in five years since starting my own business. And you know what, Brad fans? It was educational to say the least.
Addison Lee chairman John Griffin tells Real Business how his background in accountancy has helped him keep a tight rein on finances at his £175m-turnover London taxi company.
Whizzed around the Decorex exhibition, which at least got me away from the builder-filled dust storm which was once my home.
It is all too easy to be resigned to one’s fate. It’s amazing how many business people blame their current poor business on the recession. It’s a bit like complaining that you are wet because it’s raining. How about wearing a raincoat? Prepare for the upturn now and ramp up your competitiveness.
This is when it really starts to get exciting. The entry deadline for the Growing Business Awards has passed and Real Business’ desks are heaving with applications for every category. Now it’s up to the judges to sift through the talent and pick their winners. Who will win?
New rules come into force tomorrow to make sure workers get a fair deal on tips and wages. “When I leave a tip I don’t expect it to be used to make up the minimum wage,” comments Business Secretary Lord Mandelson. “I want it to go to the person who has served me as a thank you for their service. This is a basic issue of fairness."
As businesses go to the wall and entrepreneurs file for bankruptcy, you’d assume bailiffs are rubbing their hands in glee. Jamie Waller, founder of London-based debt management and enforcement firm JBW Group, gives us the real story.