By Rachel Savage Friday, 07 March 2014
Nester-Smith says her gift business is all about cheering people up - and that working mothers make the best employees.
Professor Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic examines the differences between between millennials and their predecessors.
There is good stress and bad stress. What effect does it have on our work?
The founder of the employee relocation company and former US gymnast says we should all be looking east - and lambasts the 'horrendously antiquated' world of banking.
How we beat the odds: Joe, Jackie and Adam Sopher on making unique popcorn and keeping business in the family.
Investment from Scentan Ventures will help the Danish online invoicing company to expand into Japan, it says.
The bank's pre-tax profits rose 9% in 2013, but shareholders had expected a 19% surge. Can't please 'em all...
The Italian aero engineer is the first man to design and manufacture a plane in the UK in decades. Here he talks risking other people's lives and why suits don't make sense.
The founder of the online booking system talks beer, Bitcoin and his fear of going back to work for a bank.
London-based Blaze launches highly-anticipated laser-projection bike light with funding from the Branson family and Index Ventures.
Small business owner Victoria Whitbread enjoys a Lovework networking evening.
Companies expect more overseas sales, but a rising pound could dampen enthusiasm.
All this grandstanding by politicians is messing with businesses' heads, the CBI has said.
Small business activity is at a record high, with manufacturers booming.
The Flappy Bird creator has taken the addictive app down, saying 'I cannot take this anymore'.
The founder of the maternity jeans brand talks flying planes, her beginnings as a florist and bad behaviour on The Apprentice.
An invitation to appear before a select committee is bound to cause fear and dread. But you can turn a mauling from Margaret Hodge to your advantage. Here's a crash course.
The obvious answers are often wrong. But do we have to make a choice?
The Cambridge Satchel Company founder Julie Deane has just bagged $21m investment and is best mates with Google and J Crew. The Cambridge grad won't be getting giddy anytime soon though.
George Burgess has landed funding from Index Ventures and the Innocent Drinks' founders for his Gojimo revision app.
The swimwear designer learned how to choose a partner the hard way - but says he wouldn't have had it any other way.
Paul and Rob Forkan, founders of Gandys Flip Flops, were orphaned by the 2004 tsunami and have started their own flip-flop business.
The co-founder of the online furniture shop talks houseboats, archaeological digs and getting rid of his iPhone.
The larger-than-life internet entrepreneur has released an album to coincide with his 40th birthday. It is exactly how you imagine it.
Entrepreneur Will King has had a difficult couple of years, but is back with a brand new razor he thinks will shake up the shaving market.
The Danish founder of the online invoicing and payments company talks Tesla, virtual reality and really bad headaches.
... former Blur bassist Alex James has applied to trademark a line of drinks called 'Britpop'.
News and views from the startup community
The dot com crash's best known survivor wants to build Britain's Google after raising a record $100m in seed funding.
The crowdfunding site is patting itself on the back, but doesn't mention projects that get delayed or fail to actually materialise.
The company information site has raised $22m in less than a year.
Funding Circle director (and Betfair co-founder) Ed Wray reckons the lender is 'a long way' from funding big business.
Good news for a more balanced economy: 86% of small manufacturers are planning to invest in equipment, although they aren't expecting banks to provide the funds.
London's mayor has allocated up to £9m to turn empty garages into space for small businesses.
The lefty newspaper's parent company will probably be hoping the code training start-up can finally wean them off dead trees.
'Entrepreneurship is the lifeblood of London,' the Mayor of London said as he launched his own flip flop design at Gandys HQ.
Farmville creator Zynga has bought UK game maker NaturalMotion. Is this the beginning of the end of its troubles?
The Cambridge Satchel Company has just closed its first-ever funding round. Not bad, for a firm started in its founder's kitchen.
Barclays has been sent to the naughty step, as hundreds of thousands of businesses being switched to new accounts are hit with higher charges.
It's been less than 18 months, but Joanna Shields has stepped down from her job as chief executive - as the number of women on FTSE 100 boards tops 20% for the first time.
Small businesses are apparently turning to crowd funding, away from those banking bad boys.
A Cambridge team has crowd-funded what is claimed to be the first plane entirely designed and built in the UK since the Harrier Jump Jet.
Shazam, Moo.com and Naked Wines are among the latest tech start-ups to be added to the government's fast-growth scheme.
Why fight the internet when you can try and make money out of it killing your business?
Following last month's $1m seed investment, money transfer upstart Azimo has launched in Germany and Ireland.
The startup behind the popular photo-sharing app has reportedly rejected a bid from Facebook.
London-based firms make up 40% of the accountant's latest Fast 50 list of high growth companies.
Vince Cable has relaunched the UK's tech industrial body as techUK and aims to create 500,000 new tech jobs.
You Live & You Learn: Dame Gail Rebuck, Chair of Penguin Random House UK, on starting at the bottom, dealing with sexism and the Fifty Shades phenomenon.
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