The search begins today [8th June] to find Europe’s green entrepreneurs for a new TV series to be screened on CNBC later this year. Called ‘The Good Entrepreneur’ the new business competition, backed by business and financial news channel CNBC and financial services provider Allianz, aims to find the entrepreneur with the best eco-business concept which is sustainable, responsible and innovative.
Restaurant owner Yasmina Siadatan has won a coveted job with Sir Alan Sugar in the final of The Apprentice, the reality television show in which contenders vie for a £100,000 job with the business tycoon.
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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With many people now calling for a General Election, research conducted by Business Scene, the online business event community, found that 82% of SME business owners believe the Government could and should have done more to help SMEs in this recession. However when asked if a change in Government would make a difference, a third of SME business owners answered ‘yes’, with 29% saying ‘maybe’, but 30% believe the situation would be the same if the Conservatives were in power.
Sir Alan Sugar will take up a job as “Enterprise Tsar’ in Gordon Brown’s Government, paving the way for a peerage for the British entrepreneur.
The Apprentice final has been moved from its regular weekday slot to Sunday evening.
The conclusion of series five will air on Sunday, June 7 at 9pm on BBC One.
The new timeslot means that Sir Alan Sugar’s show will not clash with ITV’s coverage of an England World Cup qualifier with Andorra.
Some of the UK’s brightest female entrepreneurs are defying the recession by developing and growing new business ventures. They were celebrated recently at The FreshIdeas Events Mentor Competition Awards, held at HSBC, Mayfair.
Unless you have been living in splendid isolation in recent months, you will have struggled to avoid the latest online social networking craze ‘Twitter’. Andy Lopata, business networking specialist, looks at how Twitter, Hot on the heels of ‘Facebook’ as the next great communication tool, it is being championed by celebrities such as Jonathan Ross and Stephen Fry, used by politicians such as Barack Obama and adopted by people of all ages and walks of life at a rapid rate.
Many people in commerce are familiar with the idea of a “USP” or “Unique Selling Proposition”, that is, a benefit which is unique to your product or service that will attract new customers. Grant Leboff, principal of The Intelligent Sales Club, looks at how coming up with a “USP”, in today’s market place, is not easy when the competition is so fierce.
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?
The BBC has confirmed that it is to launch a junior version of hit business reality show The Apprentice, in which Sir Alan Sugar will get to point his finger and tell 16- and 17-year-olds “You’re fired!”
Junior Apprentice, which will air next year as a five-part BBC1 series, will feature 10 candidates and follow the same format as the main show, although some adjustments will be made to take account of the age of those taking part.