In a rallying cry for the manufacturing industry Andrew Copson calls on government schools and the sector to focus on the youth of today and engineer a safe future for the UK economy.
The 'Cities of Opportunity Index 2011' from PwC showcases the top performing cities in the world based on a variety of criteria from technology-readiness to work/life balance and economic clout. Find out who the big hitters are this year - there are a few surprises mind.
Bulldog founder Simon Dufffy shares his pearls of wisdom on the app task the candidates' performance and that shock boardroom scene: read on for the ultimate small business review of the new Apprentice episode two.
Diary of an entrepreneur: Craig Powell shares his clever strategy for expanding new start-up LocalTraders.com into international markets. Here's how he grabbed the whole Scandinavian pie rather than just a measly slice of a saturated European country.
Before you invest your hard-earned cash into an expensive two-year MBA give this new book a try. The Personal MBA by Josh Kaufman aims to distil an entire MBA programme into a concise readable business bible. Here's why Seth Godin sports it on his bookshelf.
As an Apprentice reviewer for Smarta ex-candidate Jo Cameron is reliving her own Apprentice experience all over again. This is her candid explanation of the behind-the-scenes pressures of the show - and her review of episode two.
You need deep pockets to break into an undiscovered market. For most start-ups it's better to follow the trailblazer. Alan Gleeson is the king of financial models and innovative business planning - he's a head honcho at Palo Alto after all. Here's why he reckons that it's better to be late to the party after all.
You're thinking of entering the Den. Pound signs are swimming in your mind along with visions of Deborah Theo Peter Duncan and Hilary entering a bidding war to invest. Before you get totally carried away here's some more down-to-earth advice on how to make the most of Dragons' Den.
Start-ups often leave marketing to the last minute thinking: "If we build it they will come". This is rarely the case. Alan Gleeson marketing master and general manager at Palo Alto explains the basics of drawing up a marketing strategy for your business.
Andrew Dutton is a rare beast. Employing canny business tactics within a social purpose company has seen A4e become a market leader with international operations and an enviable balance sheet. Here's how he bolstered a risky business model and made A4e indispensable to government.
Check out Peter Jones' latest venture: a fashion range! The Peter Jones Collection features all the best-loved styles from Dragons' Den (the stripery socks the crisp Egyptian cotton shorts) plus some new lines: fancy a pair of Peter Jones cufflinks? PLUS: You can WIN a shirt and socks combo from Smarta!