By Jack Torrance Friday, 27 February 2015
Know your market, put a good pitch together and treat your potential investor like a human being.
Gem Misa has raised more than £800,000 to bring Cauli-Rice to market.
That's what the crazy Finnish wannabe entrepreneurs who attend the annual Polar Bear Pitchfest in Oulu have to do to prove they are hungry enough - endure trial by (cold) water.
Ellen Pao is accusing venture capitalist firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers of discrimination.
Innovation seems to be a very slow process in your organisation; teams work on a problem for months without getting any tangible results. Maybe you should try a hackathon and see what that yields?
It used to be the global symbol of the American Dream, but now Coke's sales are plummeting, thanks to links to obesity and young consumers who prefer trendier, healthier options. Can it recover?
Taking time out to go tech-free isn't an airy-fairy hippy ideal, says Faisal Butt.
The chief exec of the UK's only national book chain has finally stemmed years of losses. So what's he going to do about his online rivals?
Other countries are moving in on the UK's lucrative market in foreign students. Are our universities up to the challenge?
Suppliers to the failed delivery firm can't be blamed for not checking its books - financial reports have become bloated and unreadable, thanks to the FRC.
Adam Tavener has scars from his time as a deck hand and once caused an IRA bomb scare with a bag of dirty laundry.
Hot-desking may be the height of fashion, but it could be sharpening elbows at work, says Peter Ames.
Entrepreneurs that put pen to paper will ensure their company can carry on without them, says Shweta Jhajharia.
The number of women earning more than £1m is growing three times as fast as men.
John Lewis is Britain's most admired company. Where have we heard that before...?
Don't give a buyer any excuse to knock down the value of your life's work.
Following Labour's pledge to double paternity leave, Swedish entrepreneur Henrik Torstensson says his male employees take months off when they become fathers - and it works.
MacKenzie's launched an innovative customer service startup - but will it match his sales pitch?
Is that some 35 Women Under 35 alumni MT spies...?
The property website has lost 11% of its members, as it battles angry estate agents.
MT ARCHIVE: Want to know a little more about Richard Caring, now the UK's most famous remover of cash from Swiss bank accounts in a briefcase? Look no further than MT's profile from 2009.
Donald Trump's got a big fan, Wizz Air's planning to float and Ocado is finally making some cash.
Still baffled by Facebook and bamboozled by Twitter? Look no further...
Stephen Rapoport on selling to Airbnb, running an ethical business and the danger of coffee snobs.
A new report shows 1.4 million people are now employed by digital companies.
Airbnb is the biggest threat to the industry, the hotelier told the MT Live conference in Edinburgh.
Life is short and we spend six months of it waiting in line. Take the leap now, says Natalie Campbell.
Warren Buffett's annual letter is gospel to investors - but beneath the numbers it's also a master class in management communication.
Many people fear both giving and getting feedback - so they don't make the most of their own and others' careers.
Fake smiles, break promises and pretend to care about feedback if you want to get ahead at work.
Management has become a byword for incompetence in many organisations. That needs to change.
Where do employers stand legally with obese staff?
My boss is on long-term sick leave. How do I bring up the pay rise he promised me with his replacement?
The old guard like their own things in their own place. But I want to move to a smaller office where we share workspaces. How can I persuade them?
Don't let corporate realities crush your startup vibe.
Every time I come up with a good idea, one of my co-workers tries to take the credit.
Companies need to be completely open about setbacks, argues Mike Straw.
The pressure of a new business meeting can be like first date nerves - and if you're desperate to please it can all go wrong. Here are 10 tips for winning them over.
I am expected to work late at my start-up even when I don't need to. Should I put up with it or look for another job?
I want to spend more time looking after my son but all the other men I work with are full-time. Am I going to fall behind on the career ladder?
I want to open an organic food shop but my wife's worried we'll go broke. What's your advice?
Don't be afraid to jog a customer's memory if you're still waiting on what you're owed.
You should focus your energies on improving your strengths not your weaknesses.
Turning fans into shareholders is an increasingly popular way to raise cash. Here's how to do it.
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This year, practice resilience, humility and being realistic and know when to cut your losses, says Katarina Skoberne.
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