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The sharing economy is about much more than making money

The sharing economy is about much more than making money

By Benita Matofska Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Alex Stephany certainly knows his subject - the rapidly expanding global market for idle assets - but there's more to it than his book allows, says Benita Matofska

Bike light startup Blaze scoops £1m investment

Bike light startup Blaze scoops £1m investment

30 March 2015

Emily Brooke's Laserlight now sells in 50 different countries.

 
 
'You can be serious without a suit' - Laszlo Bock

'You can be serious without a suit' - Laszlo Bock

28 March 2015

Google's HR boss and author of Work Rules! Insights from Inside Google explains why accessible information doesn't stop at maps and cat videos.

 
 
How the entrepreneurs behind Concrete Canvas pivoted to survive and thrive

How the entrepreneurs behind Concrete Canvas pivoted to survive and thrive

27 March 2015

Sometimes entrepreneurs need to compromise on their vision in order to build a successful business.

 
 
How to give your company a spring clean

How to give your company a spring clean

26 March 2015

Take time away from working in your business to work on it, says Jo Haigh.

 
 
Monitise ditches its founder

Monitise ditches its founder

25 March 2015

Alastair Lukies, who launched the company back in 2003, has stepped down as co-CEO.

 
 
Myanmar's first social network plans to float in London

Myanmar's first social network plans to float in London

23 March 2015

MySquar is chaired by Bell Pottinger founder Piers Pottinger.

 
 
Entrepreneur lands £5.2m investment on day his wife goes into labour

Entrepreneur lands £5.2m investment on day his wife goes into labour

22 March 2015

Dan Gandesha, CEO and founder of Property Partner, has had a busy month.

 
 
10 things we learned this week

10 things we learned this week

20 March 2015

Microsoft battling Google with Spartan, Gates and Bloomberg fighting Big Baccy, activist investors warring with capital letters.

 
 
How to manage change in a fast-growing business

How to manage change in a fast-growing business

20 March 2015

Your company needs to evolve as it takes on more staff and clients.

 
 
Meet the Welsh dairy farmer who's milking China

Meet the Welsh dairy farmer who's milking China

20 March 2015

Laurence Harris has built his family farm into a multi-million pound business.

 
 
Tech bubble 2.0: Pinterest's $11bn valuation

Tech bubble 2.0: Pinterest's $11bn valuation

17 March 2015

The scrapbook site has raised more than $1.1bn from investors.

 
 
JustPark has raised £3.7m in one of the biggest crowdfunding rounds ever

JustPark has raised £3.7m in one of the biggest crowdfunding rounds ever

17 March 2015

The BMW-backed parking app attracted so much interest it had to turn money away.

 
 
Dyson is investing $15m in a battery startup

Dyson is investing $15m in a battery startup

16 March 2015

It's Sir James Dyson's first ever external investment.

 
 
How to get started with exporting

How to get started with exporting

13 March 2015

Don't be afraid to take a leap into international markets - but do your research first.

 
 
Meet the British entrepreneur taking on Uber

Meet the British entrepreneur taking on Uber

13 March 2015

Nicko Williamson is hoping Bounce will prove more of a hit with cabbies than its American rival.

 
 
What next for Tesco's pricey subsidiaries?

What next for Tesco's pricey subsidiaries?

09 March 2015

The supermarket has parted ways with Michael Holmes, who was responsible for Giraffe, Harris + Hoole and Euphorium Bakery.

 
 
Meet the entrepreneur bringing a collapsed F1 team back to the grid

Meet the entrepreneur bringing a collapsed F1 team back to the grid

06 March 2015

Stephen Fitzpatrick, founder of Ovo Energy, spoke to MT about his plans for Manor Marussia.

 
 
Farfetch becomes a $1bn unicorn

Farfetch becomes a $1bn unicorn

05 March 2015

The London-based luxury fashion site raises $86m, making it one of Europe's most valuable startups.

 
 
How Dundee Utd's Justine Mitchell bounced back from tragedy

How Dundee Utd's Justine Mitchell bounced back from tragedy

05 March 2015

She lost her father and husband within days of each other. Now she's a successful entrepreneur.

 
 
StyleHaul: The $150m company making YouTube stars pay

StyleHaul: The $150m company making YouTube stars pay

04 March 2015

Stephanie Horbaczewski has built a network of vloggers that rakes in 1 billion views a month.

 
 
How to convince investors to part with their cash

How to convince investors to part with their cash

27 February 2015

Know your market, put a good pitch together and treat your potential investor like a human being.

 
 
Meet the entrepreneur turning cauliflower into rice

Meet the entrepreneur turning cauliflower into rice

27 February 2015

Gem Misa has raised more than £800,000 to bring Cauli-Rice to market.

 
 
Would you pitch for funding, standing in a frozen lake?

Would you pitch for funding, standing in a frozen lake?

25 February 2015

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.

 
 
Sexism and Silicon Valley

Sexism and Silicon Valley

25 February 2015

Ellen Pao is accusing venture capitalist firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers of discrimination.

 
 
How to organise a hackathon

How to organise a hackathon

24 February 2015

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?

 
 
Coca-Cola crushed: The real thing ain't what it used to be

Coca-Cola crushed: The real thing ain't what it used to be

23 February 2015

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?

 
 

Advice

Should I fire my arrogant, lazy new sales director?

31 March 2015

My sales director has only been in the job two weeks - but my instinct is telling me to fire him already. Am i right?

 

I accidentally promised someone a pay rise

31 March 2015

I was only trying to cheer up an overworked member of our events team, but pay rises aren't due until the end of the year.

 

My co-founder looks down on other women

30 March 2015

My female business partner overlooks women's ideas and gives them menial jobs. How can I stop her being sexist?

 

Three ways to write like Warren Buffett

27 February 2015

Warren Buffett's annual letter is gospel to investors - but beneath the numbers it's also a master class in management communication.

 

How to give and receive feedback

27 February 2015

Many people fear both giving and getting feedback - so they don't make the most of their own and others' careers.

 

The 4 rules of passive-aggressive management

26 February 2015

Fake smiles, break promises and pretend to care about feedback if you want to get ahead at work.

 

Management: A corrupted art?

25 February 2015

Management has become a byword for incompetence in many organisations. That needs to change.

 

Workplace Rights: Obesity at work

24 February 2015

Where do employers stand legally with obese staff?

 

My boss said he'd give me a pay rise then disappeared

24 February 2015

My boss is on long-term sick leave. How do I bring up the pay rise he promised me with his replacement?

 

How can I sell hot desking to the older generation?

23 February 2015

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?

 

How to maintain your company culture in a fast-growing business

20 February 2015

Don't let corporate realities crush your startup vibe.

 

A collegue keeps stealing my glory

20 February 2015

Every time I come up with a good idea, one of my co-workers tries to take the credit.

 

Four reasons why you need a written business plan

17 February 2015

Entrepreneurs that put pen to paper will ensure their company can carry on without them, says Shweta Jhajharia.

 

How to prepare to sell your business

13 February 2015

Don't give a buyer any excuse to knock down the value of your life's work.

 

Why it really does pay to be honest in business

12 February 2015

Companies need to be completely open about setbacks, argues Mike Straw.

 

The secret to a good business relationship? Woo prospects like a first date

05 February 2015

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 want to leave on time but nobody else does

02 February 2015

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?

 

Would going part-time harm my prospects?

02 February 2015

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?

 

My wife doesn't believe in my start-up idea but I want to do it anyway

01 February 2015

I want to open an organic food shop but my wife's worried we'll go broke. What's your advice?

 

How to make sure you get paid on time

30 January 2015

Don't be afraid to jog a customer's memory if you're still waiting on what you're owed.

 
 

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