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10 things we learned this week

10 things we learned this week

By Jack Torrance Friday, 03 July 2015

Dixons Carphone's stateside gambit, the benefits of an afternoon nap, the rise of the machines?

Britain's startups are 'much more diverse than Silicon Valley'

Britain's startups are 'much more diverse than Silicon Valley'

03 July 2015

Startup bosses in the UK are five times more likely to be female than in the US, a report claims.

 
 
'It has been a really amazing journey' - Michelle Mone reflects on 15 years of 35 Women Under 35

'It has been a really amazing journey' - Michelle Mone reflects on 15 years of 35 Women Under 35

03 July 2015

The Ultimo founder looks back on her time in business since she featured in the original 35 Women Under 35, ahead of this year's list being unveiled next week.

 
 
UK tech sector smashes funding record

UK tech sector smashes funding record

03 July 2015

London's fintech startups are leading the charge.

 
 
Meet the tech entrepreneur who wouldn't look out of place in Game of Thrones

Meet the tech entrepreneur who wouldn't look out of place in Game of Thrones

03 July 2015

Jason Kingsley has built an £11m turnover games business. He's also a practicing knight.

 
 
Get ahead in your career with some self-promotion

Get ahead in your career with some self-promotion

03 July 2015

The secret of being successful at work is to be calculating, according to the book Power: Why Some People Have It - and Others Don't.

 
 
'I put on eight stone growing my business, but now I've lost it all' - Michelle Mone

'I put on eight stone growing my business, but now I've lost it all' - Michelle Mone

02 July 2015

The founder of lingerie brand Ultimo gets into the zone with a diet of juices and tough training sessions.

 
 
Why BT is investing £20bn in TV and mobile

Why BT is investing £20bn in TV and mobile

02 July 2015

The phone giant is reinventing itself with its bid for EE and splurging money on TV content to see off rivals Sky and Virgin.

 
 
Why Heathrow got the backing of Gatwick's biggest customer

Why Heathrow got the backing of Gatwick's biggest customer

01 July 2015

Carolyn McCall has taken easyJet to new heights in her five years in charge. So what does the future hold for the low-cost airline? Slots at an expanded Heathrow? Matthew Gwyther spent a day with the CEO and her team to find out.

 
 
Sainsbury's Mike Coupe: 'I'm not especially anxious when things don't go well'

Sainsbury's Mike Coupe: 'I'm not especially anxious when things don't go well'

30 June 2015

THE MT INTERVIEW: With dipping sales figures, the rise of the discounters and a charismatic predecessor to live up to, you would have thought the new CEO of Sainsbury's might be a little daunted. But you'd be wrong.

 
 
'Climate change is like a religion... and I'm a believer' - Sara Bell

'Climate change is like a religion... and I'm a believer' - Sara Bell

29 June 2015

HOW I BEAT THE ODDS: The CEO of Tempus Energy has worked insane hours, changed the course of her business and learned how to take risks.

 
 
Rage against the machine: the trouble with self-service

Rage against the machine: the trouble with self-service

29 June 2015

From swiping groceries to printing boarding passes, companies increasingly make us do more for ourselves. But who benefits from self-service, and is the aggro worth it?

 
 
Can Crowdcube defy its critics?

Can Crowdcube defy its critics?

26 June 2015

The crowdfunding platform is booming, but investors are still waiting for a chance to recoup some cash.

 
 
The most entrepreneurial country in the world is... Uganda?

The most entrepreneurial country in the world is... Uganda?

25 June 2015

Start-ups may be super cool in developed countries, but in poorer parts of the world many are forced to go it alone.

 
 
10 things we learned this week

10 things we learned this week

19 June 2015

'Poshness' tests, Thomas Cook's Chinese adventure and Goldman's pampered interns.

 
 
Meet the entrepreneur who's built a soup-er £7m turnover food business

Meet the entrepreneur who's built a soup-er £7m turnover food business

19 June 2015

Belinda Williams has taken Yorkshire Provender from a cottage industry to employing 40 people.

 
 
Operational nous is just as important as great ideas

Operational nous is just as important as great ideas

17 June 2015

If you're more of an ideas person then it could be worth getting a details obsessive on board.

 
 
The young south Londoner who built a '$250m' Silicon Valley startup

The young south Londoner who built a '$250m' Silicon Valley startup

16 June 2015

James Proud has reportedly landed $20m in funding for his sleep tech business Hello.

 
 
Europe's tech sector is finally beginning to pull its weight

Europe's tech sector is finally beginning to pull its weight

15 June 2015

The number of 'unicorn' $1bn valuations has soared in the past year - and London is leading the way.

 
 
10 things we learned this week

10 things we learned this week

12 June 2015

Grant Thornton's new boss, Apple's penchant for hype, M&S's radical new idea.

 
 
Meet the entrepreneur who pioneered P2P lending

Meet the entrepreneur who pioneered P2P lending

12 June 2015

Giles Andrews has built Zopa into a disruptive financial force.

 
 
What war reporters taught me about business

What war reporters taught me about business

10 June 2015

Experience helps you to manage fear. Herd mentality doesn't.

 
 
Richard Branson is giving Virgin staff full pay for parental leave

Richard Branson is giving Virgin staff full pay for parental leave

08 June 2015

It's a better idea than the billionaire's 'unlimited holiday' policy.

 
 
Even Andy Murray is getting into crowdfunding

Even Andy Murray is getting into crowdfunding

08 June 2015

The moody tennis star will join the advisory board of equity platform Seedrs.

 
 
10 things we learned this week

10 things we learned this week

05 June 2015

Tesco's Korean retreat, Britain's booming music industry, Morrisons' moody meeting.

 
 
Now you can have an online lesson with the Royal Philarmonic Orchestra's lead violinist

Now you can have an online lesson with the Royal Philarmonic Orchestra's lead violinist

05 June 2015

Nicole Wilson's Musical Orbit is the first platform for booking lessons with the world's top classical musicians.

 
 
What political parties can learn from start-ups

What political parties can learn from start-ups

03 June 2015

Stop with the scaremongering and offer a clear choice, says Natalie Campbell.

 
 

Advice

How to be a better leader

02 July 2015

Seven simple ways to maximise your leadership potential.

 

One of my recruits has become a shirker: what can I do?

01 July 2015

Don't let this drag on - begin a formal process of potential dismissal, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

Three tips for women wanting to get promoted

04 June 2015

Take credit, manage upwards and be visible.

 

Why small businesses need to think about big data

29 May 2015

Our increasingly digital society presents big opportunities for data-driven companies.

 

How to conquer bullying at work

26 May 2015

Discovering the reason why workplace aggression is happening will help you overcome it.

 

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 get your product listed by a big retailer

15 May 2015

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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?

 

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?

 
 

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