It’s tough to be an entrepreneur out there in this current market, tougher than I’ve ever seen it before. Small business owners with stellar ideas for start-up ventures and innovators with life-changing inventions are being left dangling over the precipice of despair, abandoned by institutions that previously might have funded them, and having to watch their dreams crumble.
We asked Paul Bridle, leadership methodologist to reflect on the Prime Minister’s speech to the Labour Party conference last week
“I guess I’m just lucky to have a job at the moment.”
This is a common response to the “how things are going at work?” question. With so many redundancies, many people feel grateful to still be in gainful employment and relieved that it’s their salary rather than savings that will feed the family for another month.
Are there three people in your relationship – you, your partner and your Blackberry? From the bedroom to the gym and even on the beaches of foreign shores, a Blackberry or iPhone is often never far from an entrepreneur’s side.
Apple has sold 21.17 million iPhones worldwide and last week RIM, the Canadian technology firm behind the BlackBerry, has unveiled a new mass-market version of its popular phone.
Schools may have finished last week, but more than 1 in ten Brits have chosen not to take a week of their annual leave this year because they are worried whether they will still have a job to return to, according to new research.
Online clothing retailer ASOS is now addressing customer complaints and comments through micro-blogging site Twitter. Is this the start of a change in dealing with customer complaints and something that other companies should follow?
Join us during the final of The Apprentice on Sunday 7th June from 8.30pm for live comment and conversation from business owners and fellow show viewers via twitter. Take part yourself if you are a Twitter user by using the hashtag #bmapprentice
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Bill Morrow, co-founder of Angels Den looks at whether successful business investors need to be nice guys, or do you have to be a nasty piece of work to make it out there in the big bad world of business?
We speak to leading entrepreneurs about their reactions to the Budget. Is this the kick start that they feel business needed or just Mr Darling taking UK PLC down a further road to debt laden ruin?
Government proposals to monitor social networking sites centrally fail to consider the impact of such action on businesses that now use these tools as an integral part of their marketing strategy and could result in some businesses abandoning social media altogether, according to a leading social media consultant.
Business strategist Anita Shah became the first The Apprentice candidate to be fired by Sir Alan Sugar tonight.