Following presenting the Award for ‘Young Entrepreneur of The Year’ at The CBI/Lloyds Bank sponsored Real Business Awards on October the 16th at the Grosvenor Marriott in London, Stephen Fear began to think about all the times he was asked, “When is the best time to start a business, should you wait until you finish university? Should you even bother going to university?”
Director Joshua Williams on how his father started Tails as a stall in 1979 in a Cardiff antique market, and how he grew up with the business.
As they begin to think about closing their books for the year end and planning their activities for 2014, how many small and medium companies will be thinking about employing a non-executive director?
Sarah Stanley bootstrapped her firm from zero to £5m in sales, despite being a complete newbie to the world of entrepreneurship. We ask her how she built Unique Home Stays into a titan of the leisure sector.
A plastic surgeon tries to convince us that going under the knife is a practical business strategy.
Make way for a new wave of customers leading the way in 2014, with a new set of priorities and shopping methods.
A company’s public profile is well-known to be a crucial factor in brand awareness, sales and even wider business goals such as being acquired. And yet when engaging the press, many companies’ eagerness is so contrary to best practice that they end up doing more harm than good.
In the late 80s and 90s Mercury Communications was the only alternative phone provider to BT. The Mercury brand has long since disappeared, with just an echo in the annual Mercury Music prize. But Chris Barling's gratitude to the company, and the impact on his career, lives on.
Martin Zetterlund, founding partner of Sentor, considers the theft of information from your business and explains how you might not even realise you are the victim.
After my dad told me to ask for work at McDonald's, it was the beginning of a three year journey beneath the golden arches. As it comes up to my third year away from McDonald’s I’ve been reflecting on my time spent there. I’ve found it incredibly difficult to come up with anything bad to say. I always joked I’d write an expose headlined “sex, drugs and bacon rolls” – but I’ve got nothing to expose.
New Companies House statistics show business incorporations are on track to reach their highest level since the start of the recession.
Manufacturers have called for George Osborne to act on rising energy prices, which they say are squeezing margins and risk damaging investment.