Top 40 free business apps

Scott Hewitt, the entrepreneur behind Norfolk-based design and development firm Real Projects, has compiled a list of the top 40 tools and websites which businesses can use for free.

Entrepreneurs are “reformers not revolutionaries”

More than half of all businesses fail within four to five years. Professor Andrew Burke, director of entrepreneurial performance and economics at Cranfield School of Management, has delved into the most successful entrepreneurial strategies. And, guess what” They’re more “corporate” than you’d think.

The reputation doctor: “How do I get traffic to my blog?”

Will Critchlow founded internet marketing firm Distilled in 2005. A digital marketing expert, he has volunteered his services to Real Business readers. Each fortnight he will answer a pressing PPC, SEO or general internet query. This week, a query from creative production firm Jelly London: "How do I get traffic to my blog?"

Launchpad: the Kindle eBook reader

Justin Wright, founder of Mangrove Consulting, investigates the new eBook phenomenon. Will Amazon’s Kindle be a hit with the digital generation, or is the humble hardback here to stay?

Would a flat tax solve our economy woes?

The New Party thinks so. Ahead of the pre-budget report, the neoliberal political party is calling on Chancellor Alistair Darling to "have the courage" to introduce a flat rate of income tax for all.