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Meet the entrepreneur bringing a collapsed F1 team back to the grid

Meet the entrepreneur bringing a collapsed F1 team back to the grid

By Jack Torrance Friday, 06 March 2015

Stephen Fitzpatrick, founder of Ovo Energy, spoke to MT about his plans for Manor Marussia.

Farfetch becomes a $1bn unicorn

Farfetch becomes a $1bn unicorn

05 March 2015

The London-based luxury fashion site raises $86m, making it one of Europe's most valuable startups.

 
 
How Dundee Utd's Justine Mitchell bounced back from tragedy

How Dundee Utd's Justine Mitchell bounced back from tragedy

05 March 2015

She lost her father and husband within days of each other. Now she's a successful entrepreneur.

 
 
StyleHaul: The $150m company making YouTube stars pay

StyleHaul: The $150m company making YouTube stars pay

04 March 2015

Stephanie Horbaczewski has built a network of vloggers that rakes in 1 billion views a month.

 
 
Meet the entrepreneur turning cauliflower into rice

Meet the entrepreneur turning cauliflower into rice

27 February 2015

Gem Misa has raised more than £800,000 to bring Cauli-Rice to market.

 
 
How to convince investors to part with their cash

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.

 
 
Would you pitch for funding, standing in a frozen lake?

Would you pitch for funding, standing in a frozen lake?

25 February 2015

That's what the crazy Finnish wannabe entrepreneurs who attend the annual Polar Bear Pitchfest in Oulu have to do to prove they are hungry enough - endure trial by (cold) water.

 
 
Sexism and Silicon Valley

Sexism and Silicon Valley

25 February 2015

Ellen Pao is accusing venture capitalist firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers of discrimination.

 
 
How to organise a hackathon

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?

 
 
Coca-Cola crushed: The real thing ain't what it used to be

Coca-Cola crushed: The real thing ain't what it used to be

23 February 2015

It used to be the global symbol of the American Dream, but now Coke's sales are plummeting, thanks to links to obesity and young consumers who prefer trendier, healthier options. Can it recover?

 
 
What Generation Y and California can teach us about switching off

What Generation Y and California can teach us about switching off

23 February 2015

Taking time out to go tech-free isn't an airy-fairy hippy ideal, says Faisal Butt.

 
 
Waterstones' boss James Daunt on taking the fight to Amazon

Waterstones' boss James Daunt on taking the fight to Amazon

23 February 2015

The chief exec of the UK's only national book chain has finally stemmed years of losses. So what's he going to do about his online rivals?

 
 
Can the British university stay top dog?

Can the British university stay top dog?

20 February 2015

Other countries are moving in on the UK's lucrative market in foreign students. Are our universities up to the challenge?

 
 
City Link's collapse shouldn't have been a surprise

City Link's collapse shouldn't have been a surprise

20 February 2015

Suppliers to the failed delivery firm can't be blamed for not checking its books - financial reports have become bloated and unreadable, thanks to the FRC.

 
 
The man who united Britain's biggest alternative financiers

The man who united Britain's biggest alternative financiers

20 February 2015

Adam Tavener has scars from his time as a deck hand and once caused an IRA bomb scare with a bag of dirty laundry.

 
 
Hot-desking: hot or not?

Hot-desking: hot or not?

19 February 2015

Hot-desking may be the height of fashion, but it could be sharpening elbows at work, says Peter Ames.

 
 
Four reasons why you need a written business plan

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.

 
 
Wealthy women are on the rise

Wealthy women are on the rise

16 February 2015

The number of women earning more than £1m is growing three times as fast as men.

 
 
Richard Branson is Britain's 'most impressive businessperson'

Richard Branson is Britain's 'most impressive businessperson'

16 February 2015

John Lewis is Britain's most admired company. Where have we heard that before...?

 
 
How to prepare to sell your business

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.

 
 
I expect my male employees to take six months of paternity leave - and it's good for business

I expect my male employees to take six months of paternity leave - and it's good for business

13 February 2015

Following Labour's pledge to double paternity leave, Swedish entrepreneur Henrik Torstensson says his male employees take months off when they become fathers - and it works.

 
 
Kelvin MacKenzie: 'I want to give everybody the same power as the editor of The Sun'

Kelvin MacKenzie: 'I want to give everybody the same power as the editor of The Sun'

13 February 2015

MacKenzie's launched an innovative customer service startup - but will it match his sales pitch?

 
 
These are Europe's most inspiring women in tech

These are Europe's most inspiring women in tech

12 February 2015

Is that some 35 Women Under 35 alumni MT spies...?

 
 
Can Zoopla see off the threat from OnTheMarket?

Can Zoopla see off the threat from OnTheMarket?

12 February 2015

The property website has lost 11% of its members, as it battles angry estate agents.

 
 
Richard Caring - the backstory of the guy caught up in the HSBC cash scandal

Richard Caring - the backstory of the guy caught up in the HSBC cash scandal

10 February 2015

MT ARCHIVE: Want to know a little more about Richard Caring, now the UK's most famous remover of cash from Swiss bank accounts in a briefcase? Look no further than MT's profile from 2009.

 
 
10 things we learned this week

10 things we learned this week

06 February 2015

Donald Trump's got a big fan, Wizz Air's planning to float and Ocado is finally making some cash.

 
 
How to get started with social media marketing

How to get started with social media marketing

06 February 2015

Still baffled by Facebook and bamboozled by Twitter? Look no further...

 
 

Advice

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 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.

 

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?

 

Would going part-time harm my prospects?

02 February 2015

I want to spend more time looking after my son but all the other men I work with are full-time. Am I going to fall behind on the career ladder?

 

My wife doesn't believe in my start-up idea but I want to do it anyway

01 February 2015

I want to open an organic food shop but my wife's worried we'll go broke. What's your advice?

 

How to make sure you get paid on time

30 January 2015

Don't be afraid to jog a customer's memory if you're still waiting on what you're owed.

 

What are your best qualities and how can you play to them?

30 January 2015

You should focus your energies on improving your strengths not your weaknesses.

 

How to raise money through crowdfunding

23 January 2015

Turning fans into shareholders is an increasingly popular way to raise cash. Here's how to do it.

 

Four ways to hang onto your best staff

16 January 2015

MT EXPERT: With the January job-hunting season in full swing, LinkedIn's Pierre Berlin recommends bigging up internal opportunities to calm those itchy feet.

 

10 ways to turn business failure into success

01 January 2015

This year, practice resilience, humility and being realistic and know when to cut your losses, says Katarina Skoberne.

 

The big grammar quiz of 2014

29 December 2014

Is your unofficial role at work to know your indefinite article from your ellipsis? Andrew Ingram and Tom Freeman offer some advice.

 
 

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