Whether you're gullible and in need of guidance, or just fancy a good laugh, Real Business has brought together what we think are the best April Fools jokes from the world of business – and there are some crackers.
A new British dating service has launched, but with a difference – Founders In Love is designed for business professionals that are suckers for love.
Unveiled during a memorable awards ceremony at the beginning of March, this year’s Everline Future 50 demonstrate the very best of the entrepreneurial culture in the UK – one which is producing game-changing and exciting businesses. We caught up with them on the night to find out what is in store next.
As the General Election campaign gets underway, the proposed IN/OUT referendum on the EU will no doubt feature in the headlines, but how much attention will be paid to the impact of VAT and other indirect taxes if the UK severs ties with the EU?
When you run a business, you’d like to think that how your employees behave outside of work doesn’t affect the reputation of your brand. Nowadays though, with the advent of social media and the way it impacts on almost everything from home life right through to work, you need to make sure that your staff can’t harm your business with the things they share.
The revenue from smartphone and tablet apps globally is set to hit $99bn by 2019, with the strongest growth in lifestyle apps and eBooks, according to a new study from Juniper Research.
Knocking on the doors of business incubators and venture capital firms can prove both exhausting and fruitless. Undeterred by this, the entrepreneur in Jaydeep Korde decided to take his pitch to the Chicago Angels Network and received the backing he needed.
While the giants of venture capital and major investors in the technology sector have long since embraced Twitter as a vital communication tool, the wider private equity industry has been slow to follow. But signs are now emerging of greater engagement with Twitter by private equity bosses, lawyers, capital investors and consultants as a way of demonstrating thought leadership and industry presence.
Vision Nine, the British events firm behind surf, skate and music festival Boardmasters, has secured a £5m events firm as part of the government-backed Enterprise Investment Scheme to continue growing the demand for live lifestyle events.
Former Manchester United footballer Louis Saha has launched his own social media-based startup. But, unlike Sportlobster, which is backed by Michael Owen, or Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville’s Hotel Football, this one’s not for fans. He intends to protect sportsmen from scammers.
From cigar-butt investing in the 1960s, to buying wonderful businesses at fair prices rather than buying fair businesses for wonderful prices, Warren Buffett has capped half a century of famously-successful wheeling and dealing by having a look back in a letter to shareholders.
With chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne’s announcement that the government will pledge £40 million in funds to develop applications for the Internet of Things and Smart Cities as part of the 2015 budget, it got me thinking about how this funding could be utilised to best effect.