By Matthew Gwyther Monday, 30 November 2015
HOW I BEAT THE ODDS: The founder of IHS Towers, Africa's largest builder of mobile phone masts, on dodging bullets, terrorism and power problems.
EatFirst has raised $8m to build 'the biggest restaurant in the world'.
CRASH COURSE: It's all about building a business that taps into people's desire to connect with others and makes life convenient.
The interior designer and former Dragons' Den star begins her day with hot water and lemon and is a soul music fan.
Employers should read Why Should Anyone Work Here?. It's full of advice on how to encourage everyone in a company to be the best they can.
YOU LIVE AND LEARN: The founder and CEO of alldayPA and Isher Capital on the mistakes he made.
THE MT INTERVIEW: The super-focused CEO has made a rapid journey to the top. Now at Trainline she has big plans for the humble rail ticket. Will the nation's smartphone-toting travellers get on board?
The chancellor is giving with one hand and taking away with the other - as usual.
Social enterprises may exist expressly to change the world, but the idea that good works can lead to greater profits for any business is ultimately more powerful.
The food delivery start-up has just landed another $100m worth of funding.
With Audi's parent company VW embroiled in the biggest scandal in its history and more revelations leaking out, there are still questions to be answered. MATTHEW GWYTHER grills the chairman Rupert Stadler about who knew what and when.
Bianca Miller's range of nude hosiery has launched this week. Did Alan Sugar miss a trick?
A report is urging the government to cut red tape to help the UK's small satellite makers.
Purplebricks only went live last April, but its fixed fees have won plenty of fans.
The multimillionaire entrepreneur says small businesses need to advocate risk-taking and be willing to let people go.
Henry Dimbleby and Jonathan Downey are the founders of London Union, which turns vacant spaces into bustling markets.
Small businesses in the town of Crickhowell are trying to get the government to close Starbucks-style offshore tax loopholes - by adopting them themselves.
The low-cost health club operator has valued itself at a fighting-fit £250m.
King's Candy Crushed, Goldman's talent problem, British songsters rule the world.
Kevin Byrne's Checkatrade.com vets tradespeople and turned over £15m last year.
The Virgin founder said he could set up his own sharing economy companies one day.
An entrepreneur needs to thoroughly scrutinise their idea, says start-up adviser Nadav Rosenberg.
The sharing economy has won its latest legal battle but there are plenty more where that came from.
Vacancies have fallen in the capital but Glasgow, Birmingham and Manchester are on the up.
The global chief content officer of WGSN loves the novel Birdsong and would make Hadley Freeman's Be Awesome required reading for all girls.
The P2P lending company has grown at a fearsome pace, and is making a tidy profit to boot.
You don't have to be a big company like TalkTalk to be targeted by hackers.
No. You'll just make him feel bad and you could damage your working relationship, says Jeremy Bullmore.
Just thinking about doing something won't get results, it's what you actually do that counts. Here's how not to fall into the action-intention gap.
Brands need to stand for something and stand out - but they have to get internal stakeholders on board first.
You need to have chat with your father, but choose your words carefully, says Jeremy Bullmore.
You can learn a lot from the secret agent on how to recruit across the employee Spectre-um.
Tell him about your exciting project - he may be tempted to stay, says Jeremy Bullmore.
Neglecting your own well-being is just as bad as taking your eye off the numbers.
CRASH COURSE: Had a significant data breach? Here's how to get to grips with the problem quickly to avoid customer panic and reputation meltdown.
Senior management isn't something you 'have a crack at', as if it were Mastermind, says Jeremy Bullmore.
Make it clear what you want, give regular feedback and keep them on their toes.
Plenty have failed in their attempts to cross the Atlantic, but the potential rewards for success are massive.
Grow your own people - but know when to hire from outside too, says Hyperoptic founder Dana Tobak.
Trim fat, not muscle, to make your business leaner and meaner.
Don't bottle up your resentment - present him with a rota of shared tasks, says Jeremy Bullmore.
Try and ignore her manner and let her share in your successes - before you complain to management, says Jeremy Bullmore.
Careful preparation and a mild manner will help to safeguard your reputation.
If after constant warnings, he doesn't mend his ways then you may need to fire him, says Jeremy Bullmore.
Disagree with your company's strategy or decisions? Here's how to get your point of view across.
Get ready for a late night if you're being wined and dined by the French and never pour your own drinks when chowing down with the Japanese.
A seasoned veteran can be a big asset on the board of a growing business.
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