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Meet the entrepreneur who bootstrapped a unicorn

Meet the entrepreneur who bootstrapped a unicorn

By Adam Gale Friday, 12 February 2016

Big data is so yesterday, says Ryan Smith of billion-dollar data firm Qualtrics.

Five risks every small business needs to prepare for

Five risks every small business needs to prepare for

12 February 2016

From cash flow headaches to high-quality hackers, there are some concerns all firms should be aware of.

 
 
Tech workers earn 36% more than the UK average

Tech workers earn 36% more than the UK average

11 February 2016

The Tech Nation 2016 report reveals just how well the nation's fast-paced industry is faring.

 
 
This could be Africa's first unicorn

This could be Africa's first unicorn

09 February 2016

Africa Internet Group has raised €75m from Axa at a reported valuation of more than $1bn.

 
 
'I always thought vodka used to taste like nail varnish remover, but it can be really good' - William Chase

'I always thought vodka used to taste like nail varnish remover, but it can be really good' - William Chase

08 February 2016

HOW I BEAT THE ODDS: The founder of Tyrrells and Chase Distillery on how he had to dig deep to turn spuds into crisps and vodka.

 
 
Meet the entrepreneur boosting child safety on the world's roads

Meet the entrepreneur boosting child safety on the world's roads

05 February 2016

Grainne Kelly's BubbleBum creates inflatable car booster seats for 'big kids'.

 
 
How to commission a small business ad campaign

How to commission a small business ad campaign

05 February 2016

It can be a costly mistake or a fast-track to brand recognition - so how can you make sure an ad campaign pays off?

 
 
Does crowdfunding need tighter regulation?

Does crowdfunding need tighter regulation?

04 February 2016

The collapse of Rebus could cost investors £800,000. A small price to pay for a financial revolution?

 
 
Relaxing Sunday trading laws could be bad news for retailers

Relaxing Sunday trading laws could be bad news for retailers

03 February 2016

Councils in England and Wales will have the power to set their own rules.

 
 
'Asking for help was scary at first' - Real Food Cafe's Sarah Heward

'Asking for help was scary at first' - Real Food Cafe's Sarah Heward

02 February 2016

Hear from the award-winning food entrepreneur at MT's Inspiring Women Edinburgh conference.

 
 
Meet the entrepreneur who thinks cash is still king

Meet the entrepreneur who thinks cash is still king

29 January 2016

Jenny Campbell is hoping her ATM provider YourCash will hold its own against the rise of contactless payments.

 
 
I've sold my start-up and work for the new boss under the earn-out terms. I hate it, what should I do?

I've sold my start-up and work for the new boss under the earn-out terms. I hate it, what should I do?

29 January 2016

Stop feeling sorry for yourself. Focus on the company's performance to make sure you get your earn-out cheque, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 
 
'The City's a much more sober place now, in all senses of the word' - Philippa Rose

'The City's a much more sober place now, in all senses of the word' - Philippa Rose

28 January 2016

YOU LIVE AND LEARN The founder of the Rose Partnership on her days as a City headhunter, and her move into the events business.

 
 
The changing face of the capital

The changing face of the capital

28 January 2016

The positive impact of immigration on London's economy also has a darker side. In This is London, Ben Judah goes behind the statistics to discover the stories of the city's migrants.

 
 
Donald Rumsfeld: app developer?

Donald Rumsfeld: app developer?

26 January 2016

Everybody's favourite US Secretary of Defense has developed a mobile game, with a little help from Winston Churchill.

 
 
Dixons Carphone's Sebastian James: Mastermind of a merger that worked?

Dixons Carphone's Sebastian James: Mastermind of a merger that worked?

26 January 2016

THE MT INTERVIEW: The electricals retailer's sales soared over Christmas. All the signs point to a prosperous marriage, but retail remains a harsh mistress.

 
 
The sharing economy is confounding Britain's statisticians

The sharing economy is confounding Britain's statisticians

25 January 2016

Are traditional measures of productivity falling behind the times?

 
 
New online rules could mean double whammy tax bills for small firms

New online rules could mean double whammy tax bills for small firms

25 January 2016

As parliament debates the digitisation of business taxes today, accountant Patrick King explains how flawed proposals could result in 'double whammy' tax bills - and a cashflow crisis for some companies.

 
 
Why is Rolls-Royce in such a mess?

Why is Rolls-Royce in such a mess?

25 January 2016

Britain's leading engineer is having a turbulent time after a string of bad management decisions.

 
 
Meet the entrepreneur trying to keep publishers in the black

Meet the entrepreneur trying to keep publishers in the black

22 January 2016

Alicia Navarro says Skimlinks will help extend the lifespan of publishers as they battle ad blockers.

 
 
How to crack the Chinese market

How to crack the Chinese market

22 January 2016

There's still scope to make inroads in the Middle Kingdom, but you'll need more than just a checklist to succeed.

 
 
Howard Davies: Nightmare on Wall Street

Howard Davies: Nightmare on Wall Street

22 January 2016

MT DIARY: Portuguese problems, bargain books in Lansing, Michigan and a miserable start to the year for the US financial markets.

 
 
'Xendpay is the Ryanair of money transfer, except it has more soul' - Rajesh Agrawal

'Xendpay is the Ryanair of money transfer, except it has more soul' - Rajesh Agrawal

22 January 2016

HOW I BEAT THE ODDS: The founder and CEO of RationalFX and Xendpay on coming to London, maxed-out credit cards and disrupting the money transfer industry.

 
 
The Boeing 747 is heading for retirement

The Boeing 747 is heading for retirement

22 January 2016

ARCHIVE: Boeing's classic design made the 747 Queen of the Skies for decades. But as engineering and airline economics have moved on, this 70s superstar has become a thing of the past. Stephen Bayley says a fond farewell.

 
 
The UK housing crisis: a disaster of our own making

The UK housing crisis: a disaster of our own making

21 January 2016

Prices are sky high, unaffordability is at near record levels and not enough new homes are being built, despite endless government incentives. How do we address our property problem?

 
 
The Entrepreneur's workout

The Entrepreneur's workout

20 January 2016

Want to perform at your best? It's time to reconnect with your inner animal, says Faisal Butt.

 
 
Meet the entrepreneur bringing wealth management to the masses

Meet the entrepreneur bringing wealth management to the masses

15 January 2016

Nick Hungerford's Nutmeg has raised more than £25m to drag investing into the digital age.

 
 

Advice

Would an MBA help me race up the career ladder?

02 February 2016

If you're in a hurry to progress in your job, an MBA won't necessarily help you get to the top more quickly, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

How can I stop a director from telling staff not to come in with a cold?

27 January 2016

You need to clarify your sickness policy with a company memo, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

How do I get out of organising the office Christmas party?

07 December 2015

Don't try and dodge the task, instead get colleagues to help you, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

How do I find a non-exec role with a small firm or charity?

01 December 2015

First work out what expertise and experience you can offer and then try local organisations, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

My colleague is earning a lot less than me, even though he's my equal. Should I tell him?

25 November 2015

No. You'll just make him feel bad and you could damage your working relationship, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

Effective leaders need more than good intentions

24 November 2015

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.

 

Five tips for getting started with thought leadership

19 November 2015

Brands need to stand for something and stand out - but they have to get internal stakeholders on board first.

 

Three ways to turn your start-up vision into a concrete business plan

06 November 2015

An entrepreneur needs to thoroughly scrutinise their idea, says start-up adviser Nadav Rosenberg.

 

How to avoid falling victim to a cyber attack

30 October 2015

You don't have to be a big company like TalkTalk to be targeted by hackers.

 

I'd like to carry on working with my dad, but his partner's not keen. What can I do?

29 October 2015

You need to have chat with your father, but choose your words carefully, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

007 recruitment lessons from James Bond

28 October 2015

You can learn a lot from the secret agent on how to recruit across the employee Spectre-um.

 

My star coder wants a sabbatical but we've got a big contract to deliver. How do I say no?

26 October 2015

Tell him about your exciting project - he may be tempted to stay, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

How to stay healthy while running a business

23 October 2015

Neglecting your own well-being is just as bad as taking your eye off the numbers.

 

Clearing up a data leak

23 October 2015

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.

 

I've suddenly decided I want to have a crack at senior management. What are my chances?

21 October 2015

Senior management isn't something you 'have a crack at', as if it were Mastermind, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

Five tips for keeping your employees engaged

16 October 2015

Make it clear what you want, give regular feedback and keep them on their toes.

 

How to crack the American market

09 October 2015

Plenty have failed in their attempts to cross the Atlantic, but the potential rewards for success are massive.

 

Six tips for scaling up your start-up

05 October 2015

Grow your own people - but know when to hire from outside too, says Hyperoptic founder Dana Tobak.

 

How to cut costs without damaging your company's performance

02 October 2015

Trim fat, not muscle, to make your business leaner and meaner.

 

I work full-time and do everything around the house. How can I get my partner to help out more?

01 October 2015

Don't bottle up your resentment - present him with a rota of shared tasks, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 
 

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