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Meet the entrepreneur who kick-started Denmark's start-up scene

Meet the entrepreneur who kick-started Denmark's start-up scene

By Rebecca Smith Friday, 24 June 2016

Q&A: The co-founder and CEO of the customer service software firm on how he developed a billion dollar Danish company.

London's tech start-ups trump FTSE firms on diversity - but that's not saying much

London's tech start-ups trump FTSE firms on diversity - but that's not saying much

22 June 2016

Too many companies are still having trouble improving their gender balance - in spite of industry-wide calls for change.

 
 
Daphne Koller: Soft skills are overlooked and undervalued

Daphne Koller: Soft skills are overlooked and undervalued

21 June 2016

The co-founder of online education platform Coursera on what skills will get workers ahead in the future.

 
 
Are Europe's unicorns getting more elusive?

Are Europe's unicorns getting more elusive?

20 June 2016

The number of $1bn companies has fallen compared to last year, but Europe's crop looks to be in finer fettle than its US equivalents.

 
 
How to solve big problems as fast as Google does

How to solve big problems as fast as Google does

15 June 2016

AUTHOR Q&A: Google Ventures' Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky come up with ideas fast in their new book Sprint.

 
 
Why Alibaba's Jack Ma is a maverick hero

Why Alibaba's Jack Ma is a maverick hero

15 June 2016

The biography of Jack Ma, the founder of billion-dollar ecommerce empire Alibaba, has all the ingredients of a blockbuster film - from a kidnapping to a Las Vegas casino.

 
 
How do you solve a problem like the UK's digital skills crisis?

How do you solve a problem like the UK's digital skills crisis?

13 June 2016

The skills gap is apparently costing our economy £63bn a year in lost GDP, but rushing to plug it could cause more harm than good.

 
 
Why John Treharne is making traditional gym chains sweat

Why John Treharne is making traditional gym chains sweat

10 June 2016

The founder of no-frills The Gym Group tells MT how he's forcing upmarket operators to get in shape.

 
 
'Seek a calling' - Nike creator Phil Knight

'Seek a calling' - Nike creator Phil Knight

10 June 2016

You have to admire the Nike founder's drive, rule-breaking and determination to build the biggest sports brand in the world - but he omits the role played by the ads in his memoir Shoe Dog.

 
 
Can Hungryhouse's CEO fend off Deliveroo and Just Eat?

Can Hungryhouse's CEO fend off Deliveroo and Just Eat?

08 June 2016

Alice Mrongovius on competitors' fighting talk and preserving an entrepreneurial culture amid rapid growth.

 
 
Luke Johnson: Entrepreneurs ignore the past at their peril

Luke Johnson: Entrepreneurs ignore the past at their peril

08 June 2016

Too few people heed the lessons of previous boom-and-bust economic cycles.

 
 
How to know if an accelerator is right for your business

How to know if an accelerator is right for your business

07 June 2016

Your start-up or growing firm may need a boost, but is a scaling programme the right choice for you?

 
 
Why the on-demand economy isn't just for consumers

Why the on-demand economy isn't just for consumers

03 June 2016

Can the 'Uber-for X' model transform B2B services too?

 
 
'Like most mothers you just live with guilt the entire time' - Joanna Jensen

'Like most mothers you just live with guilt the entire time' - Joanna Jensen

02 June 2016

Her children's toiletries brand Childs Farm is turning over £2.2m, but the entrepreneur has found work-life balance to be a myth.

 
 
Why I ignored Sir Richard Branson's advice

Why I ignored Sir Richard Branson's advice

01 June 2016

FreshMinds founder and executive chair Caroline Plumb on a chance meeting with the famous Virgin entrepreneur, bigging up British business and work-life balance.

 
 
Meet the entrepreneur keeping Olympians warm in any weather

Meet the entrepreneur keeping Olympians warm in any weather

27 May 2016

Gideon Bright's Dryrobe has proved a hit with everyone from surfers to dog walkers.

 
 
How 'accidental entrepreneur' Julie Hanna became Obama's enterprise ambassador

How 'accidental entrepreneur' Julie Hanna became Obama's enterprise ambassador

26 May 2016

The exec chair of P2P lender Kiva discusses how she's aiming to create opportunities for new businesses worldwide.

 
 
Cuba is finally embracing the power of entrepreneurs

Cuba is finally embracing the power of entrepreneurs

25 May 2016

The government's bid to lift some of its stifling restrictions is a sign of progress.

 
 
How to implement flexible working in a small business

How to implement flexible working in a small business

24 May 2016

Providing employees with more freedom in how they work can help you attract great talent, so long as you're clear about what's on offer.

 
 
'Everyone acting like an owner is a key part of our DNA,' James Chappell, Digital Shadows

'Everyone acting like an owner is a key part of our DNA,' James Chappell, Digital Shadows

20 May 2016

The booming cyber security start-up has raised more than $20m and is expanding into the US.

 
 
The 5 types of red tape hampering entrepreneurs the most

The 5 types of red tape hampering entrepreneurs the most

19 May 2016

Whether it's filling in a tax return or putting together an employee handbook, no business owner likes getting bogged down in admin.

 
 
Can a rise in female angel investors help close the funding gap?

Can a rise in female angel investors help close the funding gap?

19 May 2016

As more women try on their angel investor wings, the impact on the diversity of firms securing funding could be significant.

 
 
Why pop-ups are still so popular among British entrepreneurs

Why pop-ups are still so popular among British entrepreneurs

17 May 2016

Far from being a fad, the rise of the pop-up shop continues as businesses try to find a less expensive route to high street success.

 
 
Meet the entrepreneurs keeping kids sweet with healthier treats

Meet the entrepreneurs keeping kids sweet with healthier treats

13 May 2016

Claudi & Fin's frozen yoghurt lollies have gone down a storm at Sainsbury's.

 
 
Why you should think about hiring a military veteran

Why you should think about hiring a military veteran

12 May 2016

Ex-military folk might need some initial support to get them up to speed with the business, but employers ignore them at their peril.

 
 
Unruly's Sarah Wood toasted at Veuve Clicquot awards

Unruly's Sarah Wood toasted at Veuve Clicquot awards

10 May 2016

The tech firm co-founder won the Businesswoman of the Year award, while Propercorn's Cassandra Stavrou scooped a gong too.

 
 
Will Shared Parental Leave level the childcare playing field?

Will Shared Parental Leave level the childcare playing field?

06 May 2016

A year on from the introduction of SPL, parents who have tried the option discuss how it could change flexibility surrounding parental leave.

 
 

Advice

Should I come out at my work summer party - and take my boyfriend?

16 June 2016

Yes, let your firm know you are bringing your male partner, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

My colleague's always munching food at his desk - it drives me mad. Can you help?

14 June 2016

Ask your boss to send a note round suggesting everyone refrain from eating at their desks, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

Will appointing joint MDs work?

13 June 2016

No, it's likely to cause confusion and internal politics, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

9 tips for averting industrial action

07 June 2016

CRASH COURSE: The junior doctors' strike has shown how damaging it can be when a dispute turns into industrial action. Here's how to stop simmering disagreements turning toxic.

 

How to make yourself heard in meetings

06 June 2016

Here's how to avoid floundering and cope with those who hog the floor.

 

How to win at office politics

03 May 2016

Don't think you can ignore the politics in your workplace. Here's how to deal with it and keep your principles.

 

My ex-girlfriend has applied for a role on my team. It's awkward - what should I do?

29 April 2016

Check whether she's out for revenge or simply wants to join your excellent team, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

How can I persuade my husband to retire so we can go on a long cruise?

28 April 2016

A cruise might be a nightmarish prospect for your husband. See if you can persuade him to gradually reduce his hours instead, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

8 ways to reduce staff turnover

22 April 2016

CRASH COURSE: Recruiting new people is expensive and disruptive. Here's what you can do to help retain employees.

 

How can I stop my son using his inheritance to start a business?

05 April 2016

If you try to discourage him, he's likely to go ahead anyway, but may fail and not ask for help. Encouragement works better, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

We're having parking space wars at our new office. Can you help?

04 April 2016

You need to be firm and allocate spaces in the car park based on seniority, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

How do I stop our firm's partners awarding themselves unaffordable bonuses?

01 April 2016

You need to warn the younger partners that these payouts are unsustainable and you fear for the future, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

How to break bad habits

22 March 2016

Want to stop checking your phone constantly, procrastinating or being late? Here are ways to retrain your brain.

 

How can I stop my business partner from giving his wife a job?

03 March 2016

You need to ask to talk to his wife directly - and then explain why it might not be best for her, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

My boss refused my request for a pay rise. Should I try again?

02 March 2016

Yes, but don't threaten to resign unless you're prepared to follow through, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

How to hire a finance director

01 March 2016

CRASH COURSE: Here's how to find a CFO or FD who's more than just a high-powered bean counter.

 

Am I wasting my time as a non-executive director?

25 February 2016

Tell the chief executive that you won't feel you are earning your fee until your abilities are used to help improve the business, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

How to square up to uncertainty as a leader

25 February 2016

Facing a complex, ambiguous situation? Don't leave it to others to make a decision. Here's how to take the lead.

 

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.

 

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.