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Entrepreneurs Panel

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


Thu, 21st Oct 2010

The adult film industry saw the internet first as an opportunity, then a threat. How bad a spanking has it received? EN investigates

Fri, 15th Oct 2010

If you’ve had kids over the past decade the chances are you’ve spent an indecent amount of money with Laura Tenison’s French-inspired maternity and babywear business.

Fri, 20th Aug 2010

Turning excess lard into dough? It’s like taking candy from a baby. EN heads to the fit farm and examines a bulging bottom line.

Fri, 20th Aug 2010

EN visited the British Business Angels Association’s annual conference and found a sector torn between confidence and crisis.

Fri, 20th Aug 2010

The situation facing manufacturers in the North West is a confusing mixture of the quite good and the rather bad. EN surveys a schizophrenic sector.

Thu, 19th Aug 2010

Are we emerging from recession into an energy crisis? Probably not, as EN discovers.

Thu, 19th Aug 2010

“Oh God. Oh God, honey. Are you kidding me?” The model and TV personality, Caprice, in her signature Californian drawl, describes EN’s suggestion that she’s faced a “tough” couple of years in business as a major understatement.

Wed, 18th Aug 2010

EN and Downtown in Business hosted a wide-ranging panel debate following June’s emergency Budget. This is what happened.

Tue, 13th Jul 2010

Elizabeth Donevan speaks to the restaurateur and chef who prefers to stay out of the kitchen – and doesn’t seem too keen on interviewers either.

Tue, 13th Jul 2010

Making money out of nurseries should be child’s play. Shouldn’t it? EN examines the real bottom line.

Tue, 13th Jul 2010

In times like these business travel has to pay for itself. EN finds out how to get the most from your budget.

Tue, 13th Jul 2010

The recession has changed the landscape for start-ups radically, with more now driven by necessity than desire. EN investigates.

Thu, 8th Jul 2010

Dr Vince Cable, the new business secretary, is ultimately responsible for curing UK Plc’s red tape ills. EN suggests some regulations he should consign to the dustbin.

Mon, 5th Jul 2010

Banks might be going easy on struggling companies but are they making those firms’ directors homeless instead? EN investigates.

Thu, 27th May 2010

They say never to work with children or animals. So what hope is there of making money from a field packed with both? EN examines the real bottom line....

Wed, 26th May 2010

Some of the country’s fastest-growing businesses are based upon multiple franchise ownership. But is this really a failsafe route to riches for aspiring entrepreneurs?

Wed, 26th May 2010

Commentators have been promising a revival of the junior stock markets for almost a year. When might it actually materialise? EN investigates.

Tue, 25th May 2010

Somewhere in Europe one of his exhaust pipes is fitted every 11 seconds. Klarius boss Tony Wilson tells Stuart Anderson about tranforming sluggish US-owned subsidiaries into a manufacturing empire.

Mon, 24th May 2010

If Cameron, Clegg et al thought putting together the UK’s first coalition government in 65 years was tricky, wait until they get going on the deficit and sorting out the tangled mess that is UK business policy.

Mon, 24th May 2010

We hear a lot about what “business” thinks of Government policy – usually meaning the opinion of the salaried chief exec of some talking shop or other. EN asks real entrepreneurs what they would like to say to the new Prime Minister.

Fri, 23rd Apr 2010

Greece went cap in hand to the EU and IMF today, dramatically appealing for up to 45 billion euros of urgent aid at low rates.

Tue, 30th Mar 2010

We keep being told that Britain is fastbecoming a nation of singletons, whatever they might be. So is finding Mr Right for a legion of Bridget Jones’s a licence to print money? EN inspects a firm bottom line.

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  • 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.

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Five Minutes With

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.

It took Richard Shonn, managing director of 151 Products, three years to find a warehouse big enough for his requirements.