Take two plumbing entrepreneurs from opposite sides of the globe and ask them about the economic downturn. Will their views match up? We quiz Charlie Mullins (pictured) of London-based Pimlico Plumbers and Belinda Smith of Mullane Maintenance in Oz.
Almost four months after starting at Velocity, our receptionist, Laura, left the business. We’d just paid a recruitment fee to find her but weren’t entitled to any reduction or rebate. As a result, we felt pretty hard done by… until we found out she was pregnant.
I just can’t understand the big fuss over The Apprentice. Admittedly, this comes from someone who sees an evening in front of the television as a method of torture rather than a haven of relaxation, but even still..
How does the busy entrepreneur know what essential factors are involved in getting top ranking listings in the search engines when the whole process is shrouded in mystery and black magic? Guy Levine, author of the SEO blog shares four strategies for search engine domination.
Markets are melting. Bonds aren’t safe. Inflation may – or may not – be on the rise. Web 2.0 promises a lot, but few understand it. Global warming is playing havoc with fuel and food prices and the American election could change everything.
A front-page Google listing can be worth a whopping £100,000 a year. Search engine expert Guy Levine reveals how to reach pole position.
Wolseley, the world’s largest plumbing supplies firm, yesterday announced a 30 per cent drop in pre-tax profits and is expected to cull hundreds of jobs, as the housing slump hits demand for repairs. So has come entrepreneur plumber Charlie Mullins is announcing bumper sales?
A modern day wise man told me that it’s never the big things that truly annoy people, it’s the small things that really get to them. And I reckon he was right. Here’s what gets my goat in the business world.
Welcome to the great debate: "Do I pay every time someone clicks on one of my little adverts on Google, ranging from 5p to £25 per click, or do I hire an expert to dominate the natural listings (the free ones on the left hand side)?" Guy Levine. chief executive of Web Marketing Advisor, gives us the lowdown.
Share Share via Pinterest LinkedIn Copy Link Share Share via Pinterest LinkedIn Copy Link I’m just back from a weekend in Lancaster. Not usually a destination that would top my list, but this weekend the university was hosting the inaugural UK Entrepreneurial Summit. The idea was to mix budding entrepreneurs from various universities across the […]
Charlie Mullins has built a £15m-turnover plumbing business and counts celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey and floppy-haired actor Hugh Grant as his clients. So what’s his secret? “I set strict rules of appearance for my employees. No one wants a sloppy bastard with his arse hanging out his pants wandering around their house.”
The founder of Velocity on the real educational qualifications needed to be an entrepreneur.