Entrepreneurs have had to accept increased bank charges and reductions in facilities just when they needed them the most. But, as we start to see light at the end of the tunnel, banks may need reminding who the customers are.
It seems like only yesterday that the first batch of Dragons appeared scowling and sneering on our TV screens, but believe it or not series eight of Dragons’ Den is about to start filming and producers are calling for hardy entrepreneurs to face the fiery panel of multi-millionaires.
As if to prove the truism that there are ‘lies, damn lies and statistics’, Real Business has the sad duty to report that yesterday’s joblessness figures, which looked a lot like the start of a sustained economic recorvery, might be no more than a blip after all.
Web development companies are being offered the chance to win a £1m contract with phone company O2 in a nationwide competition launched today.
The Globespan Group, operator of Flyglobespan, Scotland’s largest airline, entered administration yesterday, leaving many of its customers stranded. The move came after a potential rescue deal with Jersey-based company Halcyon Investments fell through.
Mark Hanner opened the first showroom for his business, The Kitchen Designer, in 2007, just as the current recession started to take grip over the UK. Despite a still fragile economic climate, he is now looking to expand the business and set up more of his unusual studio "pods".
Being in the “keep it “ sector of Christmas-party throwers, we are busy just sorting out the final bits and pieces for our Christmas bash tomorrow night.