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The five big challenges facing M&S boss Steve Rowe

The five big challenges facing M&S boss Steve Rowe

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

 
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.

 
 
Why VW is investing £200m in Uber rival Gett

Why VW is investing £200m in Uber rival Gett

24 May 2016

The scandal-hit car maker is after more than some good PR.

 
 
The music industry is still struggling to make the internet pay

The music industry is still struggling to make the internet pay

24 May 2016

Fifteen years after Napster was shut down record labels are still in trouble and even Spotify is haemorrhaging cash.

 
 
Could UK plc ever be powered by hydrogen?

Could UK plc ever be powered by hydrogen?

20 May 2016

Wind, nuclear, even tidal - these are the usual alternative energy suspects. But how about a hydrogen economy instead...

 
 
BeMyEye: Crowdsourcing is making it easier to gather data fast

BeMyEye: Crowdsourcing is making it easier to gather data fast

19 May 2016

BeMyEye, which pays casual workers to gather info with their phones, has just raised £5m.

 
 
The 5 types of red tape hampering entrepreneurs the most

The 5 types of red tape hampering entrepreneurs the most

19 May 2016

Whether it's filling in a tax return or putting together an employee handbook, no business owner likes getting bogged down in admin.

 
 
Could this hydrogen powered Toyota be greener than a Tesla?

Could this hydrogen powered Toyota be greener than a Tesla?

19 May 2016

Elon Musk's machines may hog the limelight, but the fuel-cell powered Toyota Mirai is probably the most technologically advanced car you can buy.

 
 
Mitsubishi president quits in wake of fuel scandal

Mitsubishi president quits in wake of fuel scandal

18 May 2016

The Japanese carmaker had admitted manipulating fuel consumption data for more than half a million vehicles.

 
 
Five reasons to attend MT's Future of Work conference

Five reasons to attend MT's Future of Work conference

17 May 2016

From Sir Martin Sorrell to big data, here are some of the things you can look forward to on 23 June.

 
 
4 damning stats that reveal the lack of gender diversity at the top of UK Plc

4 damning stats that reveal the lack of gender diversity at the top of UK Plc

16 May 2016

Despite a lot of progress at board level, just one sixth of top roles are held by women.

 
 
Grass roots innovators apply here

Grass roots innovators apply here

16 May 2016

We're looking for inspiring yet unjustly unsung entries for the new MT/LBS Real Innovation Awards. Entry is free and glory awaits the winners, so sign up now.

 
 
How these three companies evolved to stay alive

How these three companies evolved to stay alive

13 May 2016

You can learn a lot from Spencer Ogden, Artfinder and Howard Hunt.

 
 
Why Apple's $1bn investment in Uber's Chinese rival Didi won't help it

Why Apple's $1bn investment in Uber's Chinese rival Didi won't help it

13 May 2016

Apple may be getting into bed with Chinese mega-unicorn Didi Chuxing, but it's thinking about the Chinese communist party.

 
 
Why TalkTalk's relatively minor cyber attack cost it £42m

Why TalkTalk's relatively minor cyber attack cost it £42m

12 May 2016

The telco is back on its feet but is still counting the cost of last year's data breach.

 
 
Will Uber destroy traditional minicab firms?

Will Uber destroy traditional minicab firms?

12 May 2016

Small private hire companies face a battle on two fronts - for their customers and their drivers.

 
 
It's not just discriminatory to make women wear heels at work - it's impractical

It's not just discriminatory to make women wear heels at work - it's impractical

11 May 2016

A receptionist was sent home from a PwC office for refusing to change shoes, but it's not just sexism that's the problem here.

 
 
Will Heathrow actually get a third runway?

Will Heathrow actually get a third runway?

11 May 2016

UPDATE: Heathrow boss John Holland-Kaye's promise to restrict night flights could take away ammunition from nimby and Gatwick-supporter alike.

 
 
What caused Volkswagen's emissions scandal?

What caused Volkswagen's emissions scandal?

10 May 2016

The fund manager TCI says the car maker's management team was 'rewarded for failure.'

 
 
Unruly's Sarah Wood toasted at Veuve Clicquot awards

Unruly's Sarah Wood toasted at Veuve Clicquot awards

10 May 2016

The tech firm co-founder won the Businesswoman of the Year award, while Propercorn's Cassandra Stavrou scooped a gong too.

 
 
Will the oil giants be disrupted?

Will the oil giants be disrupted?

09 May 2016

The bigger they are, the harder they fall. But the oil industry will prove a slippery target for ambitious tech disrupters.

 
 

Entrepreneurs

How to implement flexible working in a small business

24 May 2016

Providing employees with more freedom in how they work can help you attract great talent, so long as you're clear about what's on offer.

 

'Everyone acting like an owner is a key part of our DNA,' James Chappell, Digital Shadows

20 May 2016

The booming cyber security start-up has raised more than $20m and is expanding into the US.

 

Can a rise in female angel investors help close the funding gap?

19 May 2016

As more women try on their angel investor wings, the impact on the diversity of firms securing funding could be significant.

 

Why pop-ups are still so popular among British entrepreneurs

17 May 2016

Far from being a fad, the rise of the pop-up shop continues as businesses try to find a less expensive route to high street success.

 

Meet the entrepreneurs keeping kids sweet with healthier treats

13 May 2016

Claudi & Fin's frozen yoghurt lollies have gone down a storm at Sainsbury's.

 

Why you should think about hiring a military veteran

12 May 2016

Ex-military folk might need some initial support to get them up to speed with the business, but employers ignore them at their peril.

 

Will Shared Parental Leave level the childcare playing field?

06 May 2016

A year on from the introduction of SPL, parents who have tried the option discuss how it could change flexibility surrounding parental leave.

 

Meet Joseph Valente, the entrepreneur who won over Alan Sugar

06 May 2016

The plucky winner of The Apprentice 2015 has big plans for his plumbing and heating firm.

 

Business lessons from the 1990s

06 May 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 fourth in our series: 1991-95.

 

How the Biscuiteers are icing their way to sweet success

05 May 2016

Entrepreneur Harriet Hastings doesn't think her biscuit delivery business will be crumbling anytime soon.

 
 

Advice

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.

 

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.