Real Business attended the Sage Summit 2016 in Chicago, where one of the guest speakers was Ashton Kutcher. And while the Hollywood star may be best known for his exploits in film and TV, the actor has become a respected investor in over 100 companies, so we've taken a look at the incredible transition.
It's day three of the Sage Summit, and Hollywood actresses Gwyneth Paltrow and Zooey Deschanel have flown into Chicago to discuss making the switch from Tinseltown to trade with respective businesses Goop and HelloGiggles.
Real Business is currently in attendance at the Sage Summit 2016 in Chicago. Kicking off day one in a memorable fashion to set the tone for the week, former American football star and Super Bowl-winning coach Mike Ditka led the grand opening of the event, which is set to have 15,000 entrepreneurs in attendance.
We have all known for years that most main party leaders are given to manipulating facts and figures to suit themselves. Never, till this vicious back biting, cat fight of an election has it been so starkly revealed that we can barely trust a single word that comes out of their mouths.
Fresh from Richard Branson launching a Vote Remain campaign ahead of the EU referendum on 23 June, football star-cum-model David Beckham has backed the Virgin businessman and sounded off his reasons in a unique fashion.
Currently planning to purchase a spot in the US that can accommodate your business class lifestyle? Perhaps you want to channel your inner pop star? Well, it just so happens that Robbie Williams has listed his Beverly Hills abode for sale – you might want to, ahem, take that.
When it comes to lifestyles of the rich and famous, interior designer and architect Mathilde Allibe is well placed to know exactly what’s required, using her prized “expensive taste” to meet the opulent needs of clients who include royals, billionaires and celebrities, as revealed in our latest Business Class profile.
Imagine having a 30-minute conversation with a top sales prospect every week and – here’s the real kicker – have them thank you for it. How would that impact your sales pipeline?
Kanye West wants to be known as an entrepreneur, not a rapper, and following his request for $1bn of investment from Mark Zuckerberg, Kim Kardashian’s husband has kept littering Twitter with his thoughts. As such, Real Business found the eccentric celebrity businessman has the skills to fill numerous job roles.
Candy Kittens, the luxury confectionery brand created by Made in Chelsea star Jamie Laing, is embarking on a growth strategy with new full-time hires and predicted sales of £2.5m by 2017.
In the past, celebrity business ventures usually consisted of endorsement deals through which the stars would support a product. However, these co-founders show that the "lend your name and then step away" trend has been on the decline.
Jamie Laing of Made in Chelsea fame has turned to crowdfunding channel Seedrs to raise £300,000 for his Candy Kitten sweets brand, which will expand marketing efforts and secure a chunk of the £1.1bn UK confectionery market.