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Net-a-porter founder Natalie Massenet is hanging up her hat

Net-a-porter founder Natalie Massenet is hanging up her hat

By Jack Torrance Thursday, 03 September 2015

The business is in the process of being acquired by Yoox.

Crowdcube has now helped raise more than £100m

Crowdcube has now helped raise more than £100m

02 September 2015

The equity crowdfunding platform is growing apace.

 
 
Nick Robertson's departure from Asos is no surprise

Nick Robertson's departure from Asos is no surprise

02 September 2015

The entrepreneur has built a massive fashion brand but we all have to move on at some point.

 
 
Underestimate the underdog at your peril

Underestimate the underdog at your peril

02 September 2015

Being underestimated at work can be a good thing - people don't see you coming until it's too late, says Natalie Campbell.

 
 
I'm over 40. Is it too late to set up my own business?

I'm over 40. Is it too late to set up my own business?

01 September 2015

Go for it, if you're obsessively committed and know what you want to do, says Jeremy Bullmore

 
 
Meet the fashion entrepreneur who turned tragedy into triumph

Meet the fashion entrepreneur who turned tragedy into triumph

28 August 2015

Maggie Smart launched Folk with her brother after their parents passed away.

 
 
Five options for exiting your business

Five options for exiting your business

28 August 2015

Sell, close or pass down to the kids? All have their pros and cons, says Jo Haigh.

 
 
Why old media can still beat new media

Why old media can still beat new media

28 August 2015

EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT BUSINESS IS WRONG: In a crowded online marketing arena, using traditional advertising can be your best bet for getting noticed.

 
 
Shutterstock founder Jon Oringer's three top reads

Shutterstock founder Jon Oringer's three top reads

28 August 2015

The CEO of Shutterstock, Inc is inspired by the stories behind Pixar, Tesla, SpaceX and the Wright Brothers.

 
 
Companies need to stay ahead - or else face being left behind

Companies need to stay ahead - or else face being left behind

26 August 2015

The ideas behind Competing for the Future, published over 20 years ago, are still relevant in today's fast-paced business world.

 
 
'I can do three to four days without booze and managed three months last year' - Jonathan Downey

'I can do three to four days without booze and managed three months last year' - Jonathan Downey

26 August 2015

The bar owner, serial entrepreneur and king of street food collects claret, drinks craft beer and spent his summer in California.

 
 
What's an ex-British diplomat doing heading Tata in Europe?

What's an ex-British diplomat doing heading Tata in Europe?

26 August 2015

THE MT INTERVIEW: With the task of bringing some unity to a business that has brands as diverse as Jaguar Land Rover, Tetley Tea and Taj Hotels, David Landsman is going to need all the skills he gained as a diplomat.

 
 
Upcycled London Underground trains could be back at work on the railways

Upcycled London Underground trains could be back at work on the railways

25 August 2015

Converting old tube trains for use on regional rail routes may sound like an eccentric idea, but Vivarail's Adrian Shooter thinks he's on the right track.

 
 
Will the Trade Union Bill stop strikes?

Will the Trade Union Bill stop strikes?

25 August 2015

WORKPLACE RIGHTS: The Bill is clamping down on industrial action with new strike ballot rules.

 
 
How can women have it all?

How can women have it all?

24 August 2015

The time management tips in I Know How She Does It aren't the answer for women trying to juggle corporate jobs and kids, says Christine Armstrong.

 
 
Why it matters how your business is owned

Why it matters how your business is owned

24 August 2015

From PLCs and private equity to crowdfunding and co-operatives, there are now so many ways to run a company it's hard to know which way to turn. We navigate the ownership maze.

 
 
10 things we learned this week

10 things we learned this week

21 August 2015

Admiral's seaworthy profits, Gatwick hits back, Twitter flops again.

 
 
How to hand your business over to the next generation

How to hand your business over to the next generation

21 August 2015

Passing on a company is more complicated than just handing over the keys.

 
 
Britain's 'Uber for private jets' is taking flight

Britain's 'Uber for private jets' is taking flight

21 August 2015

Victor has raised more than £16m and is heading across the Atlantic.

 
 
Where does the word 'streamlining' originate?

Where does the word 'streamlining' originate?

21 August 2015

WORDS-WORTH: No one wants to hear that their company's being streamlined even though it might be the best course of action.

 
 
'I worked like a crazy woman, but the responsibility weighed heavily on me and I turned to drink' - Sarah Heward

'I worked like a crazy woman, but the responsibility weighed heavily on me and I turned to drink' - Sarah Heward

20 August 2015

HOW I BEAT THE ODDS: The owner of The Real Food Café in a remote part of Scotland has had to cope with the death of her husband, vandals and problems finding staff.

 
 
Luke Johnson: Calling local cider producers - want a new investor?

Luke Johnson: Calling local cider producers - want a new investor?

20 August 2015

The serial entrepreneur is back clubbing again and he thinks it's worth taking a punt on cider.

 
 
The Boeing 747 is heading for retirement

The Boeing 747 is heading for retirement

20 August 2015

Boeing's classic design made the 747 Queen of the Skies for decades. But as engineering and airline economics have moved on, this 70s superstar has become a thing of the past. Stephen Bayley says a fond farewell.

 
 
Howard Davies: On holiday... trying to escape Heathrow protestors

Howard Davies: On holiday... trying to escape Heathrow protestors

19 August 2015

MT DIARY: Prague's overrun with stags and hens but the Azores is the place to get away from it all - as long as you like soggy turnips and mud.

 
 
Peer-to-peer lending is going mainstream

Peer-to-peer lending is going mainstream

18 August 2015

Alternative funding pioneer Zopa announced today that it had passed the £1bn mark.

 
 
MarketInvoice has raised another £6m

MarketInvoice has raised another £6m

17 August 2015

The London-based invoice trading platform will soon be open to retail investors.

 
 
10 things we learned this week

10 things we learned this week

14 August 2015

King's Candy Crush problem, cows visit supermarkets, the FCA goes soft.

 
 

Advice

Is it time to find a new job?

25 August 2015

Feeling restless at work after the summer holidays? Here's how to decide if you should stay or go.

 

My CEO is acting strangely and I'm worried the business is heading for trouble. What should I do?

24 August 2015

Your CEO is in need of help - have a quiet word with your chairman, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

I'm an intern but I need to start earning - how do I persuade the company to take me on?

20 August 2015

Soldier on for a few more months and then be quite resolute about being taken on as a paid employee. If you have to go at least you'll have some more experience under your belt, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

How to hire workers from outside the EU

14 August 2015

The process for recruiting an overseas worker is complex and could take as long as six months.

 

Should you do an MSc or an MBA?

06 August 2015

Much like the choice between economy and business class flights, both degrees can get you to the same destination. So what's the difference?

 

How to select the perfect adviser to help sell your business

30 July 2015

Chemistry, experience and people skills are crucial when selling a business, says Jo Haigh.

 

My son doesn't want to go to university - he thinks he'll do better starting work. Is he right?

08 July 2015

If he knows what the wants to do with his life, let him get on with it. Forcing him to study for three years will just make him resentful, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

My new boss has complained about my messy desk. Should I tidy it or ignore her?

07 July 2015

Make sure it doesn't make colleague's lives more difficult and then have a chat with your boss, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

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.

 
 

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