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How Beth Chatto grew profits from gardens

How Beth Chatto grew profits from gardens

By Andrew Saunders Friday, 22 May 2015

Renowned plantswoman Beth Chatto built a horticultural gem in rural Essex, but business was flagging when her not-so-greenfingered granddaughter took over. Could she turn things around?

Hillary Clinton wants to be a 'small business president'

Hillary Clinton wants to be a 'small business president'

22 May 2015

It's not exactly a controversial bandwagon - but Clinton's support could help British entrepreneurs too.

 
 
Meet the entrepreneur helping hundreds of women start their own businesses

Meet the entrepreneur helping hundreds of women start their own businesses

22 May 2015

Nancy Cruickshank's MyShowcase is bringing direct sales into the modern age.

 
 
Airbnb: The upstart that's here to stay

Airbnb: The upstart that's here to stay

21 May 2015

What can traditional hoteliers do to stop the trendy interloper turning their market upside down, asks Oliver Bennett.

 
 
'The tech scene's moved on. Anyone who's not in mobile is gone' - Dinesh Dhamija

'The tech scene's moved on. Anyone who's not in mobile is gone' - Dinesh Dhamija

21 May 2015

YOU LIVE & YOU LEARN: The founder of ebookers on selling door-to-door, surviving the dot com crash and the role of the middleman.

 
 
London could be getting a swimming pool in the Thames

London could be getting a swimming pool in the Thames

20 May 2015

A Kickstarter campaign to fund the project has passed its initial target of £125,000.

 
 
The best interview questions for today's hippest jobs

The best interview questions for today's hippest jobs

20 May 2015

What does a wannabe Chief Imagination Officer daydream about and how would Pharrell Williams do HR?

 
 
Is Zopa's tie-up with Metro Bank the end of P2P lending as we know it?

Is Zopa's tie-up with Metro Bank the end of P2P lending as we know it?

19 May 2015

The challenger bank will lend funds through the website's marketplace.

 
 
Sajid Javid wants to cut £10bn of red tape

Sajid Javid wants to cut £10bn of red tape

19 May 2015

The Government failed to actually cut regulation last parliament - and it'll be hard-pushed to do so this time round.

 
 
Britain's restaurant sector has exploded

Britain's restaurant sector has exploded

18 May 2015

Turnover in the sector hit £21.6bn last year, up almost 40% on 2010.

 
 
Surf's up: Aussies buy Devon wave-watching website Magicseaweed

Surf's up: Aussies buy Devon wave-watching website Magicseaweed

15 May 2015

The surf and weather forecaster has been snapped up by listed Australian retailer SurfStitch.

 
 
How to get your product listed by a big retailer

How to get your product listed by a big retailer

15 May 2015

Buyers are busy people so make sure you stick in their mind.

 
 
Meet the entrepreneurs flying the flag for South Yorkshire steel

Meet the entrepreneurs flying the flag for South Yorkshire steel

15 May 2015

Cutting Technologies has worked with world-famous artists and on the Olympics closing ceremony.

 
 
Silicon Spires? Oxford University is raising £300m to turn innovations into enterprises

Silicon Spires? Oxford University is raising £300m to turn innovations into enterprises

14 May 2015

A new partnership aims to help it 'spin out' scientific advances.

 
 
Former Dragon Kelly Hoppen turns to crowdfunding

Former Dragon Kelly Hoppen turns to crowdfunding

12 May 2015

The erstwhile TV star is swapping the investor's chair for the pitching floor.

 
 
Sajid Javid is your new Secretary of State for Business

Sajid Javid is your new Secretary of State for Business

11 May 2015

The MP for Bromsgrove takes over from Vince Cable, who lost his seat in the election.

 
 
Meet the entrepreneur who built a £50m biotech business

Meet the entrepreneur who built a £50m biotech business

08 May 2015

Neil Murray's Redx was founded just five years ago and is now listed on AIM.

 
 
What a startup CEO's resignation-that-wasn't shows about Indian tech

What a startup CEO's resignation-that-wasn't shows about Indian tech

07 May 2015

The Housing.com co-founder said the board and investors were 'intellectually incapable'. Then they took him back.

 
 
Happn: The 'missed connections' dating app taking on Tinder

Happn: The 'missed connections' dating app taking on Tinder

05 May 2015

The newest dating app on the block is growing fast - but not as fast as its French founder predicted.

 
 
Just how big can Just Eat get?

Just how big can Just Eat get?

05 May 2015

The takeaway service says orders were up 51% in the first quarter.

 
 
Meet the former racing driver who's flooring it in business

Meet the former racing driver who's flooring it in business

01 May 2015

Chris Vincent has built two businesses turning over a combined £12.3m.

 
 
What's in a name?

What's in a name?

30 April 2015

Avoid fads when christening your company, says Faisal Butt.

 
 
Time to show estate agents the door

Time to show estate agents the door

29 April 2015

Online portals have given high-street firms an ever-tighter stranglehold on property sales and lettings. But a new breed of highly competitive rivals is emerging.

 
 
Making money in the dollar-a-day economies

Making money in the dollar-a-day economies

29 April 2015

The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid shows how you can turn in a profit in even the poorest countries.

 
 
'The advertising industry is nothing like Mad Men' - Cilla Snowball

'The advertising industry is nothing like Mad Men' - Cilla Snowball

28 April 2015

The group chairman and group CEO of AMV BBDO finds inspiration in John Paul Getty's 'rise early, work hard, strike oil' and is proudest of being a mum of three.

 
 
The three biggest myths about Steve Jobs

The three biggest myths about Steve Jobs

28 April 2015

The co-author of Becoming Steve Jobs punctures a few popular misunderstandings about the Apple genius.

 
 
Inside the belly of the bear

Inside the belly of the bear

28 April 2015

Double-think is still essential for survival in Russia. John Lloyd is gripped by a portrait of a dangerous, nihilistic country that's starting to flex its muscles.

 
 

Advice

My employee keeps coming in late: What should I do?

21 May 2015

You can't solve all your problems with a simple solution, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

Employers can't afford to be passive about e-smoking

20 May 2015

WORKPLACE RIGHTS: The electronic cigarette market is hotting up. What line should employers be taking on the phenomenon?

 

How to deal with political fall-outs at work

01 May 2015

As the election climaxes there's the potential for workers to clash over their beliefs.

 

How can I get over my nerves about presenting?

27 April 2015

Help! I have just got a promotion that involves addressing large groups but public speaking terrifies me. Any tips?

 

How to get your website to the top of Google

24 April 2015

SEO lore is packed with myths but getting found online is a pretty easy process.

 

Should I tell my boss I am depressed?

23 April 2015

I have had to go on medication and can't decide if I should tell anyone.

 

How to shine in meetings

22 April 2015

CRASH COURSE: You've just wasted an hour listening to others droning on without saying anything. Surely there must be a better way to perform?

 

Should I hire a 64-year-old financial director?

22 April 2015

I've found a great candidate but am worried he won't stick around if I take him on.

 

Can entrepreneurs have a healthy work/life balance?

17 April 2015

It's possible to build a business without giving up all your 'me time'.

 

How to sack an employee without ruining their life

10 April 2015

Nobody likes delivering bad news, but there's a wrong and a right way to do it.

 

10 ways to help your start-up succeed

07 April 2015

Here's how to avoid some of the most common pitfalls entrepreneurs encounter.

 

I accidentally promised someone a pay rise

07 April 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.

 

Nine ways to ace that interview

01 April 2015

Many people find interviews nerve-racking and fail to present themselves in the best light. Here's how to acquit yourself well.

 

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?

 

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?

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 
 

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