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.
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.
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...
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
David Hughes sums up his entrepreneurial career to date thus: four spectacular successes and two failures. He founded the sports retailer Allsports and achieved turnover of £180 million before a vicious price war meant decline, administration in 2005 and a sell-off to rival JD Sports.