“Banks aren't lending!”, “Red tape burden!”, “1m jobs to be lost!” – all regular news headlines in Britain.
The economy has taken a battering over the past year, but that hasn’t stopped some firms from laying on a royal feast for their clients. Meet the Real Business/Cisco 2010 customer-service champions.
In a bid to better support the 66 per cent of businesses that want external support, the Forum of Private Business (FPB) relaunched itself today with a view to become an “extra member of staff” for Britain's small businesses.
A good finance director is priceless, especially in a recession. Here are two dozen of the very best, as revealed in Real Business's shortlists for the 2010 FDs' Excellence Awards.
My corrrespondent tells me that £100bn could be saved, at a stroke, from public spending by the application of sensible business principles.
On the back of O2 signing a deal with Doug Richard's School for Startups earlier this week, Britain's largest mobile phone operator has now launched a campaign to help entrepreneurial young people turn their projects into a reality.