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Not every business can be disrupted

Not every business can be disrupted

By Alastair Dryburgh Friday, 29 May 2015

EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT BUSINESS IS WRONG: Existing players rooted in the physical world are hard to disrupt through the use of new technology.

Why small businesses need to think about big data

Why small businesses need to think about big data

29 May 2015

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

 
 
Oxfordshire is the UK's 'most innovative' region

Oxfordshire is the UK's 'most innovative' region

29 May 2015

But reinventing the wheel means nothing if it doesn't equal more sales, profits and jobs.

 
 
Meet the entrepreneur trying to turn pavements into power stations

Meet the entrepreneur trying to turn pavements into power stations

29 May 2015

Laurence Kemball-Cook's Pavegen uses the kinetic energy of walkers to generate electricity.

 
 
MT/eBay Digital Power List - Vote for the winner

MT/eBay Digital Power List - Vote for the winner

29 May 2015

Here are your eight finalists, but who will win out as the UK's digital startup superhero?

 
 
You can now Shazam images - but only adverts

You can now Shazam images - but only adverts

28 May 2015

The company famous for music recognition is going toe to toe with fellow Brit tech companies.

 
 
Lebanon opens for business

Lebanon opens for business

28 May 2015

EDITOR'S BLOG: Lebanon might not seem the best place for start-ups. But with an enterprising culture and UK plc there to help, the country has a bright future.

 
 
Tech start-ups lead Lebanon out of the rubble

Tech start-ups lead Lebanon out of the rubble

28 May 2015

Dynamic young Lebanese entrepreneurs are transforming a country that's been through some very tough times in recent decades - and the UK is helping them.

 
 
What the Queen's Speech means for British businesses

What the Queen's Speech means for British businesses

27 May 2015

The Government set out its plans for the coming parliament including deregulation and the EU referendum.

 
 
Snapchat's planned IPO is surely a long way off

Snapchat's planned IPO is surely a long way off

27 May 2015

The nascent startup's sky-high valuation ignores its lack of a proven business model.

 
 
Four personality traits of self-made billionaires

Four personality traits of self-made billionaires

27 May 2015

If you want to be super rich it helps to be determined, focused, curious and good at taking risks.

 
 
'Rapha probably isn't a good place if you're not obsessed with cycling' - Simon Mottram

'Rapha probably isn't a good place if you're not obsessed with cycling' - Simon Mottram

27 May 2015

The founder of upmarket cycling-gear brand Rapha on hill climbs in 30-degree heat and weekly four-hour rides to the Home Counties.

 
 
Tennis becomes a global player

Tennis becomes a global player

27 May 2015

From Wimbledon to the ATP World Tour Finals there's big money in the pro game now. But can the UK sport keep growing without nurturing its grass roots?

 
 
Busy-ness is on the increase - but at what cost?

Busy-ness is on the increase - but at what cost?

26 May 2015

In today's organisations people are caught in an activity trap, fuelled by the fear of falling behind

 
 
'My co-founder and I were constantly at loggerheads' - Lisa Scott

'My co-founder and I were constantly at loggerheads' - Lisa Scott

26 May 2015

HOW I BEAT THE ODDS: The founder of Gourmet Gadgetry overcame conflicts, cash-flow problems and stock delays to find a recipe for success.

 
 
How Beth Chatto grew profits from gardens

How Beth Chatto grew profits from gardens

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.

 
 

Advice

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 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.

 
 

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