By Alastair Dryburgh Friday, 29 May 2015
EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT BUSINESS IS WRONG: Existing players rooted in the physical world are hard to disrupt through the use of new technology.
Our increasingly digital society presents big opportunities for data-driven companies.
But reinventing the wheel means nothing if it doesn't equal more sales, profits and jobs.
Laurence Kemball-Cook's Pavegen uses the kinetic energy of walkers to generate electricity.
Here are your eight finalists, but who will win out as the UK's digital startup superhero?
The company famous for music recognition is going toe to toe with fellow Brit tech companies.
EDITOR'S BLOG: Lebanon might not seem the best place for start-ups. But with an enterprising culture and UK plc there to help, the country has a bright future.
Dynamic young Lebanese entrepreneurs are transforming a country that's been through some very tough times in recent decades - and the UK is helping them.
The Government set out its plans for the coming parliament including deregulation and the EU referendum.
The nascent startup's sky-high valuation ignores its lack of a proven business model.
If you want to be super rich it helps to be determined, focused, curious and good at taking risks.
The founder of upmarket cycling-gear brand Rapha on hill climbs in 30-degree heat and weekly four-hour rides to the Home Counties.
From Wimbledon to the ATP World Tour Finals there's big money in the pro game now. But can the UK sport keep growing without nurturing its grass roots?
In today's organisations people are caught in an activity trap, fuelled by the fear of falling behind
HOW I BEAT THE ODDS: The founder of Gourmet Gadgetry overcame conflicts, cash-flow problems and stock delays to find a recipe for success.
Renowned plantswoman Beth Chatto built a horticultural gem in rural Essex, but business was flagging when her not-so-greenfingered granddaughter took over. Could she turn things around?
It's not exactly a controversial bandwagon - but Clinton's support could help British entrepreneurs too.
Nancy Cruickshank's MyShowcase is bringing direct sales into the modern age.
What can traditional hoteliers do to stop the trendy interloper turning their market upside down, asks Oliver Bennett.
YOU LIVE & YOU LEARN: The founder of ebookers on selling door-to-door, surviving the dot com crash and the role of the middleman.
A Kickstarter campaign to fund the project has passed its initial target of £125,000.
What does a wannabe Chief Imagination Officer daydream about and how would Pharrell Williams do HR?
The challenger bank will lend funds through the website's marketplace.
The Government failed to actually cut regulation last parliament - and it'll be hard-pushed to do so this time round.
Turnover in the sector hit £21.6bn last year, up almost 40% on 2010.
The surf and weather forecaster has been snapped up by listed Australian retailer SurfStitch.
Buyers are busy people so make sure you stick in their mind.
Discovering the reason why workplace aggression is happening will help you overcome it.
You can't solve all your problems with a simple solution, says Jeremy Bullmore.
WORKPLACE RIGHTS: The electronic cigarette market is hotting up. What line should employers be taking on the phenomenon?
As the election climaxes there's the potential for workers to clash over their beliefs.
Help! I have just got a promotion that involves addressing large groups but public speaking terrifies me. Any tips?
SEO lore is packed with myths but getting found online is a pretty easy process.
I have had to go on medication and can't decide if I should tell anyone.
CRASH COURSE: You've just wasted an hour listening to others droning on without saying anything. Surely there must be a better way to perform?
I've found a great candidate but am worried he won't stick around if I take him on.
It's possible to build a business without giving up all your 'me time'.
Nobody likes delivering bad news, but there's a wrong and a right way to do it.
Here's how to avoid some of the most common pitfalls entrepreneurs encounter.
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.
Many people find interviews nerve-racking and fail to present themselves in the best light. Here's how to acquit yourself well.
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 female business partner overlooks women's ideas and gives them menial jobs. How can I stop her being sexist?
Take time away from working in your business to work on it, says Jo Haigh.
Your company needs to evolve as it takes on more staff and clients.
Know your market, put a good pitch together and treat your potential investor like a human being.
Warren Buffett's annual letter is gospel to investors - but beneath the numbers it's also a master class in management communication.
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