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Can entrepreneurs have a healthy work/life balance?

Can entrepreneurs have a healthy work/life balance?

By Jack Torrance Friday, 17 April 2015

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

Meet the entrepreneur dragging beauty salons into the digital age

Meet the entrepreneur dragging beauty salons into the digital age

17 April 2015

Lopo Champalimaud's Wahanda is like a Just Eat for haircuts and facials.

 
 
Would you take a 90% pay cut to help out your staff?

Would you take a 90% pay cut to help out your staff?

15 April 2015

An American entrepreneur has decided to pay all his workers at least $70,000.

 
 
Hailo founder raises £1.4m for drone startup

Hailo founder raises £1.4m for drone startup

13 April 2015

Jay Bregman's Verifly has secured the backing of Irelandia Aviation, the company behind Ryanair.

 
 
Meet the entrepreneur helping people with carers see the world

Meet the entrepreneur helping people with carers see the world

10 April 2015

With Altogether Travel, Stephen Chalmers is tapping into the fast-growing market for social care.

 
 
How to sack an employee without ruining their life

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.

 
 
Majestic quaffs Naked Wines for £70m

Majestic quaffs Naked Wines for £70m

10 April 2015

The struggling retailer uncorked Naked Wines founder Rowan Gormley as its new chief executive.

 
 
10 ways to help your start-up succeed

10 ways to help your start-up succeed

07 April 2015

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

 
 
35 Women Under 35: Be part of this year's list

35 Women Under 35: Be part of this year's list

07 April 2015

MT is scouring the land for the country's brightest young businesswomen. Have you got what it takes to be part of our '35 Women Under 35' list?

 
 
10 things we learned this week

10 things we learned this week

02 April 2015

Volatile chemistry at Ineos, China's crackdown hits Scotland, Venezuela's risky rep.

 
 
Thomas Heatherwick: The controversial designer faces his biggest challenge yet

Thomas Heatherwick: The controversial designer faces his biggest challenge yet

02 April 2015

THE MT INTERVIEW: The designer of the planned London garden bridge has powerful fans, but will they be enough to fend off critics of his new project?

 
 
Is free working a forlorn hope?

Is free working a forlorn hope?

01 April 2015

The sharing economy is not only disrupting established business models - it's also turning workers from tenured employees into hyper-individual guns for hire.

 
 
The sharing economy is about much more than making money

The sharing economy is about much more than making money

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.

 
 
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.

 
 
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.

 
 
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.

 
 

Advice

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 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.

 

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 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?

 

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?

 
 

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