Archive for July, 2010

July 28, 2010 | In: Business, Investing

Finance-green-paper

Government to explore new and innovative ways for business to access finance. Chancellor George Osborne and Business Secretary Vince Cable have launched a Green Paper on business finance. The paper starts a consultation with business on ways to...

All entrepreneurs are rebels. Like all worthwhile rebels, entrepreneurs bristle at the thought of being told what to do. Asking for help and seeking advice can also be difficult. Read full story at Peer Mentoring - the CEO's perspective - Ox IGT's...

A new source of funding for low carbon business is now available in the South West of England. The South West RDA has invested £2.5m into the South West Cleantech Co-investment Fund. The fund has been established by South West Investment Group...

July 23, 2010 | In: Business

Winning back their trust

Last year was incredibly tough and I was forced to make a series of redundancies on two separate occasions. While it was necessary in both cases and I explained the reasoning to staff, there has been a well of resentment against the management team. The...

These five FOCUS tips can help you concentrate better -- whether you're working in a busy office, studying at school, sitting in a meeting, or trying to finish a project. F = Five More Rule O = One Think At a Time C = Conquer...

How do you talk to your customers in your emails, mailings, letters and brochures? When it comes to customer communication, how you say something is just as important as what you are saying Read full article at Are you talking to me? Getting the right...

The controversial website WikiLeaks collects and posts highly classified documents and video. Founder Julian Assange, who's reportedly being sought for questioning by US authorities, talks to TED's Chris Anderson about how the site operates, what...

Sure, the web connects the globe, but most of us end up hearing mainly from people just like ourselves. Blogger and technologist Ethan Zuckerman wants to help share the stories of the whole wide world. He talks about clever strategies to open up...

July 21, 2010 | In: Business

The £7,000 super-car wash

A young entrepreneur from Derby is charging more than £7,000 for a car cleaning service designed for the world's most expensive supercars. Gurcharn Sahota uses a microscope and an ultrasonic depth gauge to inspect the car's paintwork, as well...

Apple's profits have soared, boosted by the iPad, but they're not the only one benefiting. Developers are making thousands of pounds a month selling apps. Malcolm Barclay told BBC Breakfast about quitting his job as a programmer to create apps from his...

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