Paul Bray looks at how if you prang your new BMW and the air bags deploy, the car can automatically tell the manufacturers so they can alert the emergency services. If you’re in hospital in Madrid and a nurse tries to administer the wrong drug, an alarm automatically sounds. If you buy a chop in a Norwegian supermarket, you could be told the name of the pig it came from.
Business owners in financial difficulties are being urged to adopt the “moral” approach to tackling their debts and agree to pay them back rather than using pre-agreed administrations to simply walk away.
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.
Margaret Mountford has announced that she is quitting The Apprentice after five series.
The 56-year-old corporate lawyer has monitored contestants’ progress during tasks alongside Nick Hewer since the programme launched in 2005.
Record numbers of people called into work sick this morning (thu) following Manchester United’s defeat in the Champion’s League Final.
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.
Doug Richard, former Dragons’ Den panellist; Tim Campbell, the first winner of The Apprentice; and Deirdre Bounds, star of Channel 4’s Millionaires’ Mission, have all signed up to take part in The Pitch 2009, a competition which is going on the road to track down the UK’s most innovative small companies.
Dragon Duncan Bannatyne’s health club business has prospered despite the recession after it shifted focus from expansion to maximising profits.
In these times of rising living costs, we could all do with a bit of extra income. But before you storm into your boss’s office and demand a bigger salary, read our top ten tips on becoming a smooth negotiator.
The Chancellor has posted a YouTube video detailing his last-minute preparations ahead of what has been dubbed ‘the budget from hell’ on Wednesday.
A sales guru has dismissed the notion that business needs to be harder during a recession in a talk to a group of London entrepreneurs.
Marcus Cauchi, of Sandler Training, revealed the golden Sandler Rules of selling that he says will help any business weather the storm of recession.
Proposals designed to help more small businesses win government contracts should be prioritised in the forthcoming Budget, the Forum of Private Business (FPB) is arguing. As part of its submission to the 2009 Budget the FPB is pressing the Government to fast-track measures outlined in the Glover Review, at present scheduled to be implemented in 2010, in order to stimulate the flagging economy by increasing competition for tenders and providing better value for money.