By Jack Torrance Thursday, 18 December 2014
The former builder has built two multimillion pound turnover financial services companies - and says he's 'not afraid to make an arse of myself'.
SPONSORED: Almost 90% of people want to leave their jobs, according to a new study.
Bondara is about to appear in an ITV documentary - featuring founder and ex-investment banker Chris Simms dancing with a blow-up doll.
The store will offer discount prices on surplus food donated by supermarkets.
Bruce Bratley is adamant First Mile's competitors just can't keep up.
Small businesses are 'fast approaching breaking point' as Premier Foods and Tesco feel the heat from their supply chains.
The photo sharing app, reportedly valued at $12bn, has poached Credit Suisse banker Imran Khan.
That small suppliers are too scared to stand up to big customers is enough evidence to justify an investigation, says Forum of Private Business chief exec Phil Orford.
No matter how much it may want to, the $40bn startup can't escape responsibility for its drivers.
Startup 9others proves people are willing to pay for the privilege of meeting like-minded types for real.
The former Saatchi & Saatchi-er has built the skincare brand into a multi-million pound turnover business.
The London mayor is putting £25m into a new co-investment fund to support London's tech startups.
Overseas companies will have to pay 25% on offshored profits.
We already know most of what's going to be in George Osborne's heavily trailed budget-in-all-but-name.
Don't fall into a canapé-induced stupor now when there's still three weeks to go 'til Christmas, says A Very Good Company founder Natalie Campbell.
BUSINESS CLASSIC: Even good leaders make bad decisions; this book will help you choose the right call, says Stefan Stern.
Mrs Moneypenny, broadcaster and MD of Taylor Bennett Heather McGregor on her pick of the year.
EDITOR'S BLOG: Britain's Most Admired Company and its Most Admired Leader are at polar ends of the visibility scale, says Matthew Gwyther.
Twitter's CFO mishap, Willy Wonka's elevator, Zoopla's forthcoming battle.
There's no shortage of businesses seeking to cash in on the Pooch Pound.
Boris Johnson hailed the capital's place at the 'forefront of financial innovation.'
HOW WE BEAT THE ODDS: Getting Italian men to take orders was just one of many challenges for a female wine-maker.
With independent fragrance stores blossoming around the country, the UK's artisan scent industry is experiencing its 'punk rock' moment. Oliver Bennett reports.
The taxi startup may have more than doubled in value since June. What controversy?
This thrilling account of a 16th-century voyage across the top of Russia also excels at describing the birth of the modern company, says Mathew Lyons.
Zoopla CEO Alex Chesterman said its new competitor Agents' Mutual could alienate consumers.
Young people have rejected the left-wing old guard's pessimistic outlook on starting a business.
MT EXPERT: People are highly receptive to hearing stories, because that's how we make sense of the world, says Travis Wentworth.
MT EXPERT: Unless you reward your middle managers for innovating, your company's big ideas are going nowhere, says Harvey Wade.
MT EXPERT: Even Prince Harry admits he finds public speaking nerve wracking, but there are ways to get through the fear, says Robin Kermode.
MT EXPERT: Many people chowing down at Christmas will start thinking about a change of career in the New Year, but how do you avoid jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire?
MT EXPERT: Practice, network with your goal in mind and never, ever say sorry, says CMI chief executive Ann Francke.
MT EXPERT: Despite the explosion this week, Nasa shouldn't jump into bringing them back in-house, says Renaud Durand.
MT EXPERT: Figure out what you want from feedback and don't get defensive, says Claire Bremner.
MT EXPERT: Get to know clients ahead of time and prepare for tough questions, says Scott Keyser.
MT EXPERT: Training, tackling unconscious bias and setting up an LGBT network will help your staff be their very best, says Stonewall chair Jan Gooding.
MT EXPERT: If you're after networking and advice an accelerator can be invaluable, but do you really want to give up equity?
MT EXPERT: Develop your own staff and get them on board as you sniff out new blood, says Shaun Thomson.
MT EXPERT: The best boards are diverse, well trained and have that magic mix of skills, says the IoD's Dr Roger Barker.
MT EXPERT: Agile is for more than just yoga gurus, says Black Pepper Software's John Cooke.
MT EXPERT: To get customer service right, companies need to be both real and realistic, says Nick Peart.
MT EXPERT: You're not paranoid - they really are out to get you, says Simon Smith of IBM Security Systems.
MT EXPERT: Running an international business? Charles Hecker lists the 10 things you need to look out for.
MT EXPERT: Insolvency is a terrifying prospect for any business owner - but if you enter it gracefully, there's a good chance you'll come out the other side, says Caroline Benham.
Landed a new role? Chris Meredith explains how to impress your new colleagues.
The man tasked with leading Eng-er-land to victory this summer has a management style completely at odds with his predecessors, says Garry Veale. Here's what you can learn from him.
Now M&A activity is picking up again, it's time for business leaders to revisit the three fundamentals of merger integration, says Niamh Dawson.
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