By Rachel Savage Monday, 13 October 2014
The company secretary and audit committee chair are expected to quit. Convenient timing...
LAUNCHPAD: Blippar co-founder and CEO Rish Mitra talks work-life balance (or lack of), augmented reality and putting his face on the £20 note.
The staff relocation startup is planning to more than double its headcount in the next 12 months.
The entrepreneur has put an undisclosed amount into Blockchain, a British Bitcoin startup.
SmartMat and Yoogaia are giving the ancient meditation system a technological twist. 'YogaTech' anyone...?
20 QUESTIONS: The founder of the swing dance class startup talks about performing at Buckingham Palace and why his pitch to Deborah Meaden almost failed.
The Paypal founder and Silicon Valley investment veteran, Peter Thiel, has said that Europeans have a poor work ethic because of their low expectations.
Small and medium-sized businesses are increasingly optimistic about overseas growth prospects, with young businesspeople leading the charge.
20 QUESTIONS: The founder of the Amazon price-beating site talks Robot Wars, freezing on film sets and filming Elon Musk's wedding.
To be excellent won't get you ahead in a world where there is little difference between one company's products and another. How then to stand out?
POWER MUMS: The founder of law firm Halebury and mother of three commutes between LA and London and admits to being a control freak. She talks about learning to let go and being bossy.
20 QUESTIONS: The honey beer entrepreneur and 35 Under 35-er wants to move her business from London to Hull and thinks politicians should cut ties with the media.
But is there any way to avoid it?
The ever-inventive engineer has released a mysterious video announcing a product launch on September 4th. What could it be...?
20 QUESTIONS: The founder of the parking app talks about his 'property porn obsession' and why he offers his staff infinite holidays.
20 QUESTIONS: The founder of the women-only dating app talks about her plans to move to the US and why she wants to rename her business.
More than half of small Scottish businesses think independence would be a threat to the country's economic growth.
The serial entrepreneur wants to grab a slice of the sharing economy with peer-to-peer car rental platform EasyCar Club.
LAUNCHPAD: The 'disruptive' estate agent has raised £10m already this year, after launching in April.
LAUNCHPAD: Jordan Daykin's patented plasterboard fixings tamed the fiery dragon. And he only employees other teenagers.
Sharing economy companies in the UK currently make around £500m a year, according to PwC. But it all depends how you define it...
'Being aggressive isn't essential for business success' - Donna Baker, Here For a Day & Here For a Pound15 August 2014
20 QUESTIONS: The founder of the daily deal website and online pound store talks about becoming a midwife and why she can't work with half-hearted people.
LAUNCHPAD: The battle between the two startups to disrupt and dominate taxi markets around the world is not pretty.
LAUNCHPAD: Two thirds of business owners want advice more than money, but lots aren't getting any at all.
LAUNCHPAD: The ridiculously simple free messaging app is trying to target marketers.
20 QUESTIONS: The founder of the peer-to-peer currency exchange site talks cold-calling, double nappy duty and why Israelis make great employees.
LAUNCHPAD: It's the latest expansion of the sharing economy, as JustPark partners with BMW to embed the app into Minis.
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.
There's plenty of interview advice for grads, says Jane Rankin. But no one ever tells people at the top how to prepare.
Ending a business partnership is a lot like ending a marriage. Your priority should be protecting your children - your staff, customers and suppliers, says Andrew Morris
Us Brits see it as a chore - but protecting your IP should be part of your marketing strategy, says Jeff Shieh.
David Moyes' exit 10 months into his job will resonate in the corporate world, where tenures of CEOs are falling as expectations rise. New leaders should be 'turbo-charged' from the start, says Mark Byford.
The auditor-management relationship has always been uncomfortable, but lately it's got more hands-on. Management needs to get involved, says Lawrence Reed.
Data visualisation is no longer a question off knocking up a few graphs. Modern techniques are vital for discovering patterns, unveiling trends and revealing unexpected insights, says James Eiloart.
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