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Calling all entrepreneurs

By Candice Krieger, March 1, 2011

Yesterday, I made a brief appearance on BBC Radio Manchester talking about the JC's Dragons' Den competition and entrepreneurship.

I was interviewed by a presenter, who had seen the competition publicised in the paper. The JC Dragons' Den is now in its fourth year with the calibre of judges just as high as before. It is open to anyone over the age of 16.


The Israeli app that allows you to play policeman

By Candice Krieger, February 15, 2011

This looks like it could be both fun and useful, although not to be used while driving one assumes...


Who is the most searched for celebrity?

By Candice Krieger, November 5, 2010

JC Money Mensch Martin Lewis is probably feeling pretty chuffed with himself. The money-saving expert was the second most searched for person online, pipped to the post only by X Factor beauty Cheryl Cole.


Israeli firms are getting their AIM back

By Candice Krieger, November 5, 2010

The news that Israeli technology company PeerTV is to go public on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) could be a turning point for the market. AIM has suffered over the past two years, stung by the financial crisis.


Sir Victor's government role

By Candice Krieger, February 2, 2010

It doesn’t surprise me that Sir Victor Blank has landed a job advising the government on business.


Cadbury – a sweet victory for Rosenfeld?

By Candice Krieger, January 19, 2010

Mazel Tov to Irene Rosenfeld. It looks as if her attempts to take over Cadbury will prove successful today. Rosenfeld, the chief executive of US rival Kraft, has spent the past five months battling for Cadbury, and faced much hostility in the process, but the psychology graduate refused to melt under the pressure.


Parking fine hotspots

By Candice Krieger, January 11, 2010

Anyone who has tried to park in Golders Green, north London, on a Sunday won't be too surprised by this. Check out number 10 on the list at the bottom.


Money Mensch to the rescue

By Candice Krieger, December 21, 2009

Forget Gordon Brown and David Cameron, it's the JC's Money Mensch that the public want to lead us out of the recession. According to the poll by media consultants Arena BLM,'s Martin Lewis is better placed to do so than the Prime Minister, David Cameron and even BBC business editor Robert Peston. Nice one Martin.


Date set for IKEA Israel

By Candice Krieger, December 20, 2009

Good news for DIY enthusiasts living in the holy land. After numerous delays, IKEA Israel has said that its second store will open in March 2010.


Ritz Carlton heads to Israel

By Candice Krieger, December 8, 2009

The Israeli business press is full of reports about the Ritz Carlton hotel chain opening its first hotel in Israel.


Everyone needs a helping hand

By Candice Krieger, November 18, 2009

Saw this picture in cyberspace and decided to share.


A Profitable Pile of Pants

By Candice Krieger, November 3, 2009

It seems that when it comes to underwear, women only want the best. Rigby & Peller, the upmarket lingerie firm owned by female entrepreneur and doyenne of the brassiere world June Kenton, is defying the recession, reporting a rise in sales, which were up 14 per cent to £10 million in the year to the end of January.


The glass ceiling – smashed or not?

By Candice Krieger, September 30, 2009

Over the weekend, the Financial Times published its list of the top 50 women in business. Ones that jump out: Ofra Strauss, the chair of Israel’s Strauss Group.


Israel drives green revolution

By Candice Krieger, September 23, 2009

Renault’s first passenger electric car will soon be on our roads – making its debut in Israel in the first half of 2011.


How's my handwriting?

By Candice Krieger, September 18, 2009

You can tell a lot about a person by the way they write. And now, thanks to Israeli scientists, you can tell even more, specifically, whether they are lying are not.


Not just any New M&S New Year

By Candice Krieger, September 17, 2009

I have been fortunate to receive a few Rosh Hashanah greetings but this one, which arrived in my inbox last night, is my favourite so far. Prawns in honey? Thanks M&S.

Shana Tova to everyone!


Cricket Convert

By Candice Krieger, August 24, 2009

My name is Candice Krieger and I am a cricket convert.


City pay is on the up

By Candice Krieger, August 19, 2009

This just doesn’t add up. City pay has risen six per cent in a month, according to a survey by recruitment firm Morgan McKinley, and the average City salary was £53,223 (excluding bonuses). The report monitors the job situation in the City and beyond for July, compared to June and last year.


New parents: take note

By Candice Krieger, August 18, 2009

Without wanting to sound like too much like a PR plug: Want to look cool this summer? Then get yourself a baby and accessorise with a super nifty baby stroller.


iPhone:1 Blackberry: 0

By Candice Krieger, August 9, 2009

Which is better, the iPhone or the Blackberry?

It's technology such as this that makes me say iPhone. Find your nearest kosher restaurant. Genius.