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These businesses are cashing in on the cyber crime wave

These businesses are cashing in on the cyber crime wave

By Rebecca Smith Thursday, 28 April 2016

We're hearing more and more about the rising number of hacks and data leaks, but who's fighting back?

How would Brexit affect employment law?

How would Brexit affect employment law?

28 April 2016

WORKPLACE RIGHTS: If the UK votes to leave the EU, it is unlikely that the government would change workplace legislation.

 
 
Italy's Northern Powerhouse

Italy's Northern Powerhouse

28 April 2016

The Italian economy might be in a bit of a mess, but the country's buoyant north-eastern corner has spawned a cluster of world-beating businesses, from Pinarello to Segafredo.

 
 
Is James Dyson's new £299 hairdryer more than hot air?

Is James Dyson's new £299 hairdryer more than hot air?

27 April 2016

The inventor has announced a surprise move into the haircare industry.

 
 
Islam means business: Meet the new generation of Muslim entrepreneurs

Islam means business: Meet the new generation of Muslim entrepreneurs

27 April 2016

From halal ready meals to dating and Ramadan apps, the UK has seen a host of innovative businesses serving the Islamic community. We report on the entrepreneurs combining commerce with religion.

 
 
Daniel Kahneman: The father of behavioural economics

Daniel Kahneman: The father of behavioural economics

27 April 2016

To mark 50 years of MT, here's the second in a series looking back at the best business brains since 1966.

 
 
These entrepreneurs are turning bamboo into bog roll

These entrepreneurs are turning bamboo into bog roll

26 April 2016

Cheeky Panda wants to save 'millions of trees'.

 
 
How Accolade Security's founder overcame language barriers and a brain tumour

How Accolade Security's founder overcame language barriers and a brain tumour

25 April 2016

HOW I BEAT THE ODDS: Laurence Momann on moving to London from Afghanistan, epileptic fits and building a £1.6m security business.

 
 
Sage CEO Stephen Kelly is on a mission to make some noise

Sage CEO Stephen Kelly is on a mission to make some noise

25 April 2016

THE MT INTERVIEW: There'll be no more hiding of Sage's light under a bushel, says the accounts software outfit's high-energy boss.

 
 
Philip Beresford: The Sunday Times Rich List compiler on 27 years of wealth watching

Philip Beresford: The Sunday Times Rich List compiler on 27 years of wealth watching

24 April 2016

MT's ex-editor on why he's provoked the fury of both the left and the landed classes in his quest to rank the assets of the mega rich.

 
 
How to boost productivity in a small business

How to boost productivity in a small business

22 April 2016

Britain might have a productivity problem, but that doesn't mean your firm has to.

 
 
Meet the entrepreneurs building an army of digital mums

Meet the entrepreneurs building an army of digital mums

22 April 2016

Digital Mums wants to help small firms have better access to talent and tackle maternal employment all in one go.

 
 
Why Alibaba just invested $1bn in a food delivery service

Why Alibaba just invested $1bn in a food delivery service

18 April 2016

The Chinese ecommerce company is hungry to expand in the on-demand market - watch out Just Eat.

 
 
Meet the entrepreneurs teaching students how to find decent digs

Meet the entrepreneurs teaching students how to find decent digs

15 April 2016

Uniplaces is on a quest to become a global platform for students to find accommodation.

 
 
Uber is finally making a profit - sort of

Uber is finally making a profit - sort of

15 April 2016

The ride-hailing app makes money on each ride in the US but its global expansion is burning through big bucks.

 
 
'Maternity leave shouldn't hamper your career' - Claire Davenport

'Maternity leave shouldn't hamper your career' - Claire Davenport

14 April 2016

The managing director of VoucherCodes.co.uk on career breaks, 'date days' with her children and why computer science needs to get cooler.

 
 
Keeping it in the family pays dividends

Keeping it in the family pays dividends

12 April 2016

Family firms contributed 26% of Britain's GDP in 2014, up 4%.

 
 
'Entrepreneurs need to park their egos' - Nancy Cruickshank

'Entrepreneurs need to park their egos' - Nancy Cruickshank

11 April 2016

Getting a startup going is 'bloody hard work', says the CEO of MyShowcase. It always takes longer than you think - but the journey is amazing.

 
 
10 things we learned this week

10 things we learned this week

08 April 2016

How to brew up success, black cabbies fight back, Huawei's CEO swap.

 
 
'I've considered signing off emails as

'I've considered signing off emails as "Jason"' - Jessica Kruger

08 April 2016

The founder of Ethos on setting up her London vegetarian restaurant at the age of 26 and why she'd consider using a pseudonym.

 
 
Funding XChange's Katrin Herrling: 'The banks fear becoming irrelevant'

Funding XChange's Katrin Herrling: 'The banks fear becoming irrelevant'

08 April 2016

The fintech entrepreneur reveals how a raw deal for dairy farmers convinced her to change careers.

 
 
How to avoid falling out with your co-founder

How to avoid falling out with your co-founder

08 April 2016

It's good having someone else fighting your corner but the right relationship can make or break a business.

 
 
BrewDog's anarchic growth spurt continues

BrewDog's anarchic growth spurt continues

06 April 2016

It's been brewing up sales success, but the controversial beer maker still has loftier goals in mind.

 
 
Smoke & Mirrors: Preparing for Brexit

Smoke & Mirrors: Preparing for Brexit

06 April 2016

Smokehouse appoints a risk management expert to examine the implications for the business if Britain leaves the EU. But all he's concerned about is the French butter...

 
 
What was business like a decade ago?

What was business like a decade ago?

05 April 2016

It's 50 years since MT was first published, so we've trawled the archives to bring you some gems from times gone by. The third in our series: 2001-5.

 
 
How can I stop my son using his inheritance to start a business?

How can I stop my son using his inheritance to start a business?

05 April 2016

If you try to discourage him, he's likely to go ahead anyway, but may fail and not ask for help. Encouragement works better, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 
 
'We need to walk in our customers' shoes' - Martin Lindstrom

'We need to walk in our customers' shoes' - Martin Lindstrom

04 April 2016

AUTHOR Q&A: The brand-building expert on why small data clues can help predict big trends.

 
 

Advice

How can I persuade my husband to retire so we can go on a long cruise?

28 April 2016

A cruise might be a nightmarish prospect for your husband. See if you can persuade him to gradually reduce his hours instead, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

8 ways to reduce staff turnover

22 April 2016

CRASH COURSE: Recruiting new people is expensive and disruptive. Here's what you can do to help retain employees.

 

We're having parking space wars at our new office. Can you help?

04 April 2016

You need to be firm and allocate spaces in the car park based on seniority, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

How do I stop our firm's partners awarding themselves unaffordable bonuses?

01 April 2016

You need to warn the younger partners that these payouts are unsustainable and you fear for the future, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

How to break bad habits

22 March 2016

Want to stop checking your phone constantly, procrastinating or being late? Here are ways to retrain your brain.

 

How can I stop my business partner from giving his wife a job?

03 March 2016

You need to ask to talk to his wife directly - and then explain why it might not be best for her, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

My boss refused my request for a pay rise. Should I try again?

02 March 2016

Yes, but don't threaten to resign unless you're prepared to follow through, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

How to hire a finance director

01 March 2016

CRASH COURSE: Here's how to find a CFO or FD who's more than just a high-powered bean counter.

 

Am I wasting my time as a non-executive director?

25 February 2016

Tell the chief executive that you won't feel you are earning your fee until your abilities are used to help improve the business, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

How to square up to uncertainty as a leader

25 February 2016

Facing a complex, ambiguous situation? Don't leave it to others to make a decision. Here's how to take the lead.

 

Would an MBA help me race up the career ladder?

02 February 2016

If you're in a hurry to progress in your job, an MBA won't necessarily help you get to the top more quickly, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

I've sold my start-up and work for the new boss under the earn-out terms. I hate it, what should I do?

29 January 2016

Stop feeling sorry for yourself. Focus on the company's performance to make sure you get your earn-out cheque, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

How can I stop a director from telling staff not to come in with a cold?

27 January 2016

You need to clarify your sickness policy with a company memo, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

How do I get out of organising the office Christmas party?

07 December 2015

Don't try and dodge the task, instead get colleagues to help you, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

How do I find a non-exec role with a small firm or charity?

01 December 2015

First work out what expertise and experience you can offer and then try local organisations, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

My colleague is earning a lot less than me, even though he's my equal. Should I tell him?

25 November 2015

No. You'll just make him feel bad and you could damage your working relationship, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

Effective leaders need more than good intentions

24 November 2015

Just thinking about doing something won't get results, it's what you actually do that counts. Here's how not to fall into the action-intention gap.

 

Five tips for getting started with thought leadership

19 November 2015

Brands need to stand for something and stand out - but they have to get internal stakeholders on board first.

 

Three ways to turn your start-up vision into a concrete business plan

06 November 2015

An entrepreneur needs to thoroughly scrutinise their idea, says start-up adviser Nadav Rosenberg.

 

How to avoid falling victim to a cyber attack

30 October 2015

You don't have to be a big company like TalkTalk to be targeted by hackers.