The company behind the BlackBerry smartphone, Research In Motion (RIM), today announced a massive increase in sales, despite facing fierce competition from the Apple iPhone and the Palm Pre.
New data released today by the Bank of England (BOE) confirms that the amount being lent to businesses fell for the ninth month running in October. Entrepreneurs responding to this news say that SMEs must look elsewhere in order to gain funding.
Barclays today released £150 million in new funding for UK small businesses through the European Investment Bank (EIB) Loan Support Scheme, which includes a 2.5 per cent upfront cash-back payment when the loan is drawn.
Spitting blood – do we pay taxes for absolutely no reason or are the councils just so chronically inefficient that they might as well not get up in the mornings?
Investment banks have blocked attempts to create a £1bn small business super fund intended to provide new funding opportunities for the UK’s struggling small businesses.
Lord Sugar has hit back at the critics who claim he’s “out of touch with SMEs”, insisting he’s “passionately committed” to helping small firms.
US entrepreneur and founder of monster website Wikipedia.org Jimmy Wales has launched a fresh appeal for donations to the site.
Simon Fuller, the British entrepreneur who created the Spice Girls, yesterday announced his plans for a new internet-based reality talent show. If I Can Dream, due to begin next year, will follow the efforts of five young people trying to break into the Hollywood entertainment industry.
Our numbers man, Johnny Martin, gives you a jargon-free rundown of what you need to know about sales forecasting.