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Entrepreneurs Panel

Jennie Johnson
Debbie Pierce
Julie Meyer
Charlie Mullins
Tony Caldeira
Richard O'Sullivan
David Pollock
Jeremy Roberts
Brian Hay
Laura Tenison
Michael Oliver
Steve Purdham

Features

Thu, 7th Apr 2011

Having got ahead in advertising in the 1980s Mike Parsons changed direction entirely and has since built up one of the country’s biggest chains of nursing homes. Will the banking crisis put an end to its expansion? Stuart Anderson finds out.

Thu, 7th Apr 2011

British Bankers’ Association chief exec Angela Knight has defended her industry through thick and thin. As the BBA embarks on a roadshow to promote a series of programmes designed to mollify small businesses, she remains in no mood to apologise.

Tue, 8th Mar 2011

It’s not just Elmer Fudd and Tim Nice But Dim who take to the hills in search of wabbit and pheasant nowadays. But can you shoot the lights out by catering to gun enthusiasts? EN examines the real bottom line...

Mon, 7th Mar 2011

You’d think the looks on the faces of the other parents when you drop the kids off in the Continental GT should be reason enough. But why else might a self-made entrepreneur send their kids to a private primary school?

Mon, 7th Mar 2011

Celebration over the postponement of the Bribery Act appears premature. It’s almost certain still to happen and it will pay to be prepared.

Thu, 3rd Mar 2011

15 years ago Hilary Devey sold her house and car to raise the money to launch her palletised freight business. Now she is about to star as a panellist in the BBC’s Dragons’ Den. She tells Kirsty Hewitt how she got there.

Thu, 3rd Mar 2011

Piers Linney is spearheading an IT revolution from the outskirts of Bury. EN talks to a man with his head in the cloud.

Thu, 13th Jan 2011

At this time of year, as the punters queue for hours in the snow, driving a taxi looks like a licence to print money. But what about year-round? EN examines the real bottom line.

Thu, 13th Jan 2011

Now that Russell Brand is settling down, maybe your brand should too? Jeremy Waite explains what entrepreneurs can learn from a sex-addicted phone prankster

Thu, 13th Jan 2011

Saving for a pension has just got more attractive and less generous. EN examines the latest changes to pensions regulation and asks what other assets entrepreneurs might consider when stashing their cash.

Thu, 13th Jan 2011

Entrepreneurs who want to raise a few bob in 2011 won’t exactly be spoilt for choice. EN finds out what their options are.

Wed, 12th Jan 2011

As 2010 drew to a close the corporate finance market was taken off its drip and began gingerly accepting solid food once again. EN identifies the ten deals from which entrepreneurs should draw the most hope.

Tue, 14th Dec 2010

Linda Evangelista wouldn’t get out of bed for less than $10,000. How much could you make from representing her? EN examines a toned bottom line.

Tue, 14th Dec 2010

What is it with Cheryl Cole? Whether the celeb rags love her or hate her on any given week, they can’t keep her off their covers. Jeremy Waite explains what your brand can learn from her.

Tue, 14th Dec 2010

Putting on a corporate event that goes wrong is like having your pants fall down in front of a hand-picked selection of your best clients – best avoided unless you run a burlesque club. EN presents its tips for success.

Fri, 10th Dec 2010

Between bickering siblings and overbearing parents, family businesses are prone to enough strife already. Throw a divorce into the mix and all Hell can break loose.

Fri, 10th Dec 2010

Non-execs used mostly to be retired accountants who’d doze off at board meetings and wake up for the annual company dinner. Things are changing, as EN discovers.

Fri, 10th Dec 2010

Plumbers, we all know, aren’t cheap. But there’s probably only one in Britain who can pay himself more than a million quid a year. Elizabeth Donevan speaks to Charlie Mullins.

Thu, 9th Dec 2010

Michael Oliver has built the world’s leading producer of valves for subsea oil and gas exploration. And he plans to control it from beyond the grave.

Fri, 22nd Oct 2010

Why couldn’t Columbo ever afford a new coat? In a bid to uncover the truth EN, er, investigates the real bottom line.

Fri, 22nd Oct 2010

In the first of a series on what businesses can learn from celebs and their use of digital media, Jeremy Waite, author of the book Sex, Brands and Rock ’n’ Roll, takes an intimate look at Lady Gaga.

Fri, 22nd Oct 2010

Corporate financiers have been predicting a revival in private equity-backed deals for more than a year. Has it finally begun to materialise? EN investigates.

  • Kathryn Parsons, co-founder of Decoded, started with little more than faith and determination, but four years later it’s grown into a global business. Ahead of her appearance at Accelerate 2015 in...

  • Author, writer and marketer Ryan Holiday on how entrepreneurs need to interpret failure.

  • Sue Vizard, business coach and author of Jump Start: The Start-up Book for Your Dream Business, looks at some of the questions solo entrepreneurs should ask themselves.

  • Ian Wright, founder and chief executive of NonExecutiveDirectors.com, is bringing together SMEs and NEDs - without the hefty recruitment fees.

  • Former professional golfer turned entrepreneur Colin Stevens has had a busy 18 months. The Better Bathrooms founder has increased turnover at the firm, secured a multi-million pound investment and...

Five Minutes With

Reputation is everything when it comes to running a successful business, according to Sacha Lord-Marchionne and Sam Kandel, founders of the Warehouse Project (WHP), a series of club nights featuring DJs from all over the world, which was launched back in 2006.

After travelling the world in a corporate role, Mike Wheeler decided that he had had enough of living out of a suitcase and so got a job running a small family business.