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How bad will Brexit be for business?

How bad will Brexit be for business?

The referendum vote has caused turmoil on the markets, but businesses should look for opportunities.

 
The referendum wasn't just an economic issue, it was an emotional one - Sir Martin Sorrell

The referendum wasn't just an economic issue, it was an emotional one - Sir Martin Sorrell

24 June 2016

The WPP boss and Lord Browne tell MT why the Remain campaign got it wrong and why they feel Brexit is bad news.

 
 
Britain votes for leave: What happens next?

Britain votes for leave: What happens next?

24 June 2016

Time to panic? Here's what to look out for after the referendum shocker.

 
 
The EU referendum could prove a fresh nightmare for pollsters

The EU referendum could prove a fresh nightmare for pollsters

23 June 2016

After their failure to predict last year's election outcome tomorrow could be another painful day for market research firms.

 
 
Are Europe's unicorns getting more elusive?

Are Europe's unicorns getting more elusive?

20 June 2016

The number of $1bn companies has fallen compared to last year, but Europe's crop looks to be in finer fettle than its US equivalents.

 
 
'Would you mind not looking at me?' - The best quotes of Philip Green's BHS hearing

'Would you mind not looking at me?' - The best quotes of Philip Green's BHS hearing

15 June 2016

The businessman faced the music (and some feisty MPs) over his role in the retailer's sorry state.

 
 
Memo to Microsoft: Buying LinkedIn won't change the world

Memo to Microsoft: Buying LinkedIn won't change the world

13 June 2016

The software giant buys the social media squib, leaving everyone else scratching their heads.

 
 
How do you solve a problem like the UK's digital skills crisis?

How do you solve a problem like the UK's digital skills crisis?

13 June 2016

The skills gap is apparently costing our economy £63bn a year in lost GDP, but rushing to plug it could cause more harm than good.

 
 
Is John Rogers the next CEO of Sainsbury's?

Is John Rogers the next CEO of Sainsbury's?

10 June 2016

The supermarket's finance boss is heading off to run Argos. Perfect training for the top job?

 
 
Are women punished more for bad behaviour at work?

Are women punished more for bad behaviour at work?

09 June 2016

Apparently, we hold female workers to higher ethical standards, which means we're tougher on them when they slip up.

 
 
BHS bust-up leaves Philip Green's reputation in the balance

BHS bust-up leaves Philip Green's reputation in the balance

08 June 2016

The retail tycoon will have an uphill struggle when he goes before MPs next week.

 
 
Estate agents are finally embracing the internet

Estate agents are finally embracing the internet

06 June 2016

Countrywide, Britain's largest group of homesellers, is launching a fixed-price online option.

 
 
Can Mike Ashley convince MPs Sports Direct has 'nothing to hide'?

Can Mike Ashley convince MPs Sports Direct has 'nothing to hide'?

06 June 2016

The shy entrepreneur has had a change of heart and is going to appear before the business select committee.

 
 
Five ways online commerce is changing in 2016

Five ways online commerce is changing in 2016

02 June 2016

Smartphone growth is slowing but voice recognition is on the up.

 
 
Why RBS chairman Howard Davies opposes Brexit

Why RBS chairman Howard Davies opposes Brexit

01 June 2016

WATCH: The former Airports Commission chair on Heathrow, Brexit and the future of work.

 
 
Aldi and Lidl's market share will only grow

Aldi and Lidl's market share will only grow

01 June 2016

UPDATE: The German low-cost supermarkets have conquered well over 10% of the market, and their assault on prices shows little sign of stopping.

 
 
Skoda, Porsche and Audi keep Volkswagen on the road

Skoda, Porsche and Audi keep Volkswagen on the road

31 May 2016

The scandal-hit car maker's main brand is struggling, but its profits crept up over the last three months.

 
 
The 12 jobs with the biggest pay increases this year

The 12 jobs with the biggest pay increases this year

27 May 2016

It's not all about the banks.

 
 
Who is Debenhams' Sergio Bucher?

Who is Debenhams' Sergio Bucher?

26 May 2016

The department store's new boss used to run Amazon's fashion business and knows a thing or two about Lycra.

 
 
Cuba is finally embracing the power of entrepreneurs

Cuba is finally embracing the power of entrepreneurs

25 May 2016

The government's bid to lift some of its stifling restrictions is a sign of progress.

 
 
The five big challenges facing M&S boss Steve Rowe

The five big challenges facing M&S boss Steve Rowe

25 May 2016

UPDATE: It's not just falling fashion sales causing him problems.

 
 

Entrepreneurs

Meet the entrepreneur who kick-started Denmark's start-up scene

24 June 2016

Q&A: The co-founder and CEO of the customer service software firm on how he developed a billion dollar Danish company.

 

London's tech start-ups trump FTSE firms on diversity - but that's not saying much

22 June 2016

Too many companies are still having trouble improving their gender balance - in spite of industry-wide calls for change.

 

Daphne Koller: Soft skills are overlooked and undervalued

21 June 2016

The co-founder of online education platform Coursera on what skills will get workers ahead in the future.

 

Why John Treharne is making traditional gym chains sweat

10 June 2016

The founder of no-frills The Gym Group tells MT how he's forcing upmarket operators to get in shape.

 

Can Hungryhouse's CEO fend off Deliveroo and Just Eat?

08 June 2016

Alice Mrongovius on competitors' fighting talk and preserving an entrepreneurial culture amid rapid growth.

 

Luke Johnson: Entrepreneurs ignore the past at their peril

08 June 2016

Too few people heed the lessons of previous boom-and-bust economic cycles.

 

How to know if an accelerator is right for your business

07 June 2016

Your start-up or growing firm may need a boost, but is a scaling programme the right choice for you?

 

Why the on-demand economy isn't just for consumers

03 June 2016

Can the 'Uber-for X' model transform B2B services too?

 

'Like most mothers you just live with guilt the entire time' - Joanna Jensen

02 June 2016

Her children's toiletries brand Childs Farm is turning over £2.2m, but the entrepreneur has found work-life balance to be a myth.

 

Why I ignored Sir Richard Branson's advice

01 June 2016

FreshMinds founder and executive chair Caroline Plumb on a chance meeting with the famous Virgin entrepreneur, bigging up British business and work-life balance.

 
 

Advice

Should I come out at my work summer party - and take my boyfriend?

16 June 2016

Yes, let your firm know you are bringing your male partner, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

My colleague's always munching food at his desk - it drives me mad. Can you help?

14 June 2016

Ask your boss to send a note round suggesting everyone refrain from eating at their desks, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

Will appointing joint MDs work?

13 June 2016

No, it's likely to cause confusion and internal politics, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

9 tips for averting industrial action

07 June 2016

CRASH COURSE: The junior doctors' strike has shown how damaging it can be when a dispute turns into industrial action. Here's how to stop simmering disagreements turning toxic.

 

How to make yourself heard in meetings

06 June 2016

Here's how to avoid floundering and cope with those who hog the floor.

 

How to win at office politics

03 May 2016

Don't think you can ignore the politics in your workplace. Here's how to deal with it and keep your principles.

 

My ex-girlfriend has applied for a role on my team. It's awkward - what should I do?

29 April 2016

Check whether she's out for revenge or simply wants to join your excellent team, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 

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.

 

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.