Failure to manage its business properly just brought down Carillion, it has previously brought down Lloyds Bank – only saved by a tax payer bailout, Northern Rock, HMV, Blockbuster, Kodak, Borders, Game, Clintons, Jessops, COMET, Zavvi… it’s a pretty long list.

Small business is not immune. Every year huge numbers of businesses start and fail while less than half make it 5 years. What’s the answer?

With over 25 years running his own business and consulting to several others Simon shares his insights. If you own or run a business, or are thinking of starting a business Money Talk this Friday at 13.00 is essential listening. Tune in on Channel Radi0 2.