Stelios Haji-Ioannou used his father’s money to start budget airline EasyJet in 1995. But the entrepreneur is no trustafarian. In this interview with The Telegraph, Stelios talks family rivalry, mistaken identity and helping his fellow entrepreneurs.
Brian Jenner, entrepreneur and speech writer, tackles the following question in his new book I’m Just Phoning To Chase My Invoice: How does a startup go about getting paid? Read his answer, with a few Goodfellas anecdotes thrown in for good measure, below.
As Gordon Brown calls on advanced nations to back a $100bn fund to support developing nations as they switch to green technologies, British businesses must set the example.
Patents, design infringement, copyright, intellectual property – they can be a minefield for entrepreneurs. But protecting your IP can be the wisest investment a start-up can make. Real Business, HSBC and the British Library Business & IP Centre can help.