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Have you ever wanted to start your own business? Joe meets young British people doing just that, and gets advice from entrepreneurs old and new, including Sir Richard Branson.
Johnny is always dreaming of becoming rich, so Fadi's big idea excites him! What is Fadi's business proposition, and will it make them millionaires?
Written by Chris Rose.
Richard meets Richard - Branson, that is! - and gets business advice from one of Britain's greatest entrepreneurs.
Richard carries on searching for the secret of entrepreneurial success, visiting two of Britain's youngest - and most fashionable - entrepreneurs, before meeting one of the judges of Britain's very own entrepreneurial reality TV show, Dragons' Den.
Philip, CEO of IT company WebWare, can't believe what sales director Brian is telling him!
After firing the sales director, Phillip and Marcia discuss some job applications and the interview format.
Listen to two friends talking about genetically modified food. Frank is for GM food, but Ann is against it.
Listen to an interview with a recruitment expert, who talks about his experience of reading CVs and offers some good advice on writing them.
Listen to an extract of an interview with a professor of Business Studies about the subject of motivation.
Listen to a radio programme in which people from three companies talk about their experiences of going global.
Marcia calls two of the candidates giving them details of the interview process.
Sarah goes for an interview with Marcia and Philip.
Watch Daniel and Sarah make their presentations to see who can impress Philip and Marcia the most.
Philip Hart and Marcia Boardman discuss which candidate to appoint.
Listen to this speech given at a party being held for the retirement of an employee, James Dawson. The managing director of the company delivers a speech outlining James's achievements.
Marcia writes an email to one of the candidates giving them the news that they have not got the job.
Listen to a radio interview in which the future of the Martha Stewart brand is discussed.
Before accepting the job offer Sarah meets Marcia to try to negotiate on a few areas of her contract.
Sarah starts her first day on the job and is shown around the office by Philip and Marcia.
Read about relationship-building in business, what it means and how to be better at it.
Learn about different ways of complaining plus useful tips on how to complain effectively!
Some people have claimed newspapers will no longer exist in ten years – we will all read blogs instead. Are they a welcome addition to traditional media or is blogging a passing fashion?
What are competencies, why are they so important nowadays? How are competencies used in Human Resources and how can individuals use them to their advantage?
What is coaching? Here are the basic principles of coaching and what happens when somebody engages in a coaching partnership. Find out what a good coach does.
Achievement is an important competency given that the more you can achieve, the better your prospects will be when it comes to looking for a new job.
Listen to part of a radio programme. Peter Jones works for Art and Business, a company that develops creative partnerships between business and the arts.
Listen to this business school seminar from the year 2006 where the seminar leader talks about how eBay achieved its success.
The primary goal of a company may be to make money but some companies nowadays also recognise that they have a responsibility towards the society in which they operate.
To survive and prosper, businesses need to be able to change and adapt to internal and external environmental pressures, but there are issues around managing the process of change.
Do you know the techniques you can use for doing market research? What differences are involved in doing qualitative research as opposed to collecting quantitative data?
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