Justin Wright, founder of Mangrove Consulting, has combed through the raft of startups hitting the British business world and has noticed something strange. Celebrities are launching ventures in their droves. But are they surefire hits? Or should popstars and reality TV contestants just stick to their knitting?
John Timpson, Real Business columnist and chief executive of the eponymous high-street cobblers, has a recessionary “nitpicking exercise” that produces painless cost cutting.
Yesterday I was watching my tweet stream when I saw someone who I really respect saying some things I was really shocked about, so being Twitter I pinged him a tweet and even more shocking replies came back! Don’t you love social media.
A long-awaited thaw in the freeze on bank lending to businesses is being nullified by a raft of new “stealth” charges.