l am going to discuss a topic that owners of rural businesses up and down the country will be familiar with. Wind turbines. – If you don’t live or work near a wind farm, you probably haven’t considered their impact beyond the benefit in terms of wind power being a renewable energy source!
So how much money has been invested within the television programme Dragons’ Den? Who has invested and which Dragon has been willing to take the biggest risks. The new infographic below answers all of these questions in a graphical easy-to-see way.
It struck me recently that some of the most watched TV programmes at the moment all have something in common.
I am thinking of shows like The Apprentice, The X Factor, Dragons’ Den, Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen, Mary Queen of Shops and The Hotel Inspector to name but a few.
They tell people the truth as they see it.
As the business world becomes increasingly fast paced, unrelenting and unforgiving, the solution to the myriad of problems that organisations face appears to become ever more complex.
There you go, what great news for a Friday morning! The people’s bank, RBS, the one which is 84% publicly owned, has just posted a half year profit of £1.1billion – that’s almost a billion quid we can cut off the deficit!
“Where exactly is the ‘middle of nowhere’ please?”
With the latest figures on graduate recruitment showing that vacancies have dropped by nearly 7% in the year up to June 2010 following a fall of 8.9% in 2009, businesses might be forgiven for thinking that the lucky few to succeed in gaining employment would turn up on the first day with a strong work ethic.
There’s lots of advice I could give you about how to get the most out of networking. If you ever want my help with that come and ask me. But these are the most important things to remember, in my opinion:
Entrepreneurs from around the country are gearing up to take part in the most business-focussed competition of 2010, competing against fellow start-ups and small business owners from their region and around the UK for the chance to be crowned Britain’s Best New Business.
A search to find the UK’s most inspirational men and women who have beaten the odds to succeed in business has got underway with the launch of the fifth annual Barclays Trading Places Awards.