Business features

'Don't turn your back on Europe' says Israeli investor David Solomon

By Candice Krieger, August 9, 2012

The thought of investing in Europe might send many investors running for the hills, yet according to investment expert David Solomon, Europe is still a fruitful place to do business. And particularly for Israeli companies.


The woman nurturing TV channel for babies

By Candice Krieger, August 2, 2012

In the weeks following a wedding, you'd expect most newlyweds to be on honeymoon.

But Israelis Maya and Liran Talit spent that time in London launching what was to become one of the world's most watched and talked about children's television channels.

BabyTV, provides high-quality programmes for children from birth to age four.


We're hoping to profit from the Olympics

By Candice Krieger, July 27, 2012

Managing Director Westfield UK and europe

In part two of our Olympics special, we talk to more entrepreneurs cashing in on London 2012.


Meet the East Enders Cashing in on the Olympics: Forman's Fish Island and Go London Tours

By Candice Krieger, July 19, 2012

London 2012 will bring new business opportunities for many. In the first of a two-part feature, we profile some of the entrepreneurs making the most of next week’s Games.


When London won the Olympic bid in 2005, Lance Forman, owner of famous smoked salmon manufacturer Forman’s, says his “heart sank.”


The new black taxi app that is hailing millions

By Candice Krieger, July 13, 2012

You know you are on to a good thing when Skype co-founder Niklas Zennström is backing your business. The co-founder of the revolutionary voice-over-internet service runs investment fund Atomico, which has ploughed money into popular mobile app, Hailo.


Top jobs are more flexible than you think

By Candice Krieger, July 6, 2012

Chief executives, finance directors and senior lawyers are among those opting for part-time hours, turning traditional employment concepts on their head.

There has been a significant increase in the demand for flexible working hours. And it is not just mothers abandoning the full-time culture.


Jimmy Wales tells us how to net a fortune the Wiki Way

By Candice Krieger, June 28, 2012

Successful start-ups are all about the execution says Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales.

Having a great business idea won’t make you a millionaire. It’s the execution that will.
Such a sentiment is sounded by Wikipedia founder and chief executive, Jimmy Wales.


'Not all good things in tech happen in Silicon Valley' says mySupermarket boss, Allon Bloch

By Candice Krieger, June 21, 2012

It is often said that the UK struggles when it comes to successful start-ups compared to other regions such as Silicon Valley, California, and Israel. Yet internet entrepreneur Allon Bloch would disagree.


I could make you a YouTube sensation

By Candice Krieger, June 14, 2012

YouTube is creating a new breed of millionaires. An increasing number of home-videos are being posted on the Google-owned video-sharing website, generating in some cases, six-figure sums for those who post them. Helping to make it happen is Hollywood film producer-cum-entrepreneur Damian Collier.


The coin boss set to royally cash in from the Queen's Jubilee

By Candice Krieger, May 31, 2012

Investing in gold is simple. In fact, anyone can do it says gold coin entrepreneur Alan Demby.

The 57-year-old is the owner of the Scoin Shop, the world’s only high-street gold coin retailer, selling collectable and bullion coins. He is about to roll-out several dozen stores in malls and airports across the UK in an attempt to “democratise” buying gold and bring it to the mass market.