Business Features


Wednesday 03 September 2014
Cut down on numbers and be sure to avoid red wine discussions
Tuesday 02 September 2014
Harriet Green explains how to answer one of the trickiest interview questions out there.  
Monday 01 September 2014
UCL Advances Small Businesses briefing session A lunchtime briefing on how to join the next cohort of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme. 12.30pm, 9 September. Free
Karan Bilimoria
Monday 01 September 2014
If you haven’t enjoyed a Cobra beer yourself, you’ve probably had a curry with someone who has. Karan Bilimoria founded Cobra Beer in 1989.
Richard Jones
Monday 01 September 2014
Between 2011 and the end of 2013, social media ad spend in the UK rose from £265m to £585m, according to PwC and the IAB. Last year alone, it increased by 71 per cent.
Monday 01 September 2014
See your boss as a resource, but also know when to climb down.  
Friday 29 August 2014
Liam Ward-Proud looks at the free online courses that can help you learn a new skill.  
Thursday 28 August 2014
Many recruiters are automating their processes, but don’t expect the death of the interview.  
Wednesday 27 August 2014
Know how to prioritise, do your research and always arrive early.  
Tuesday 26 August 2014
Stay on the lookout for “strong squares”, and be ready to sacrifice.  
Bernie Madoff
Friday 22 August 2014
Many a quinoa-based dinner party has boiled and fizzed in anger at the apparent lack of accountability, the sheer brazen-ness of rogue businesses or politicians to carry on without regret or punishment.
Friday 22 August 2014
You’re probably less inspiring than you think you are – here’s what you need to know.  
Mario Balotelli
Thursday 21 August 2014
Superstar, goalscorer and mischief maker Mario Balotelli is on the verge of joining Liverpool from A.C. Milan and returning to the Premier League after a 20-month absence.  
Thursday 21 August 2014
Even when you’ve left the building, it’s not necessarily too late.  
Wednesday 20 August 2014
Try the “sit with” method, and don’t always dismiss your gut instinct.  
Padmasree Warrior
Tuesday 19 August 2014
Highly successful people seek inspiration, think long term and don’t waste the last 15 hours.  
Monday 18 August 2014
After a tough period during the recession, the fashion industry has bounced back with a vengeance.
Monday 18 August 2014
My parents built a software business from scratch at our home near Chester when I was growing up. My youth was spent surrounded by the early computers and cables of their small firm.
Monday 18 August 2014
You can boost productivity through email subfolders, press-ups and a virtual assistant.  
Friday 15 August 2014
I was in LA last week to receive a brief from a well known rebellious soft drink company.
Friday 15 August 2014
Business life doesn’t always lend itself to novel ways of questioning, but doing so is vital.  
Thursday 14 August 2014
It’s annoying, but corporate jargon can often serve a useful purpose.  
Wednesday 13 August 2014
When it comes to wanting mentoring in the workplace, you’re not alone. Our recent research has found that one in five employees are not currently mentoring or being mentored, but would like to be.
Tuesday 12 August 2014
It’s vital to understand the future in rational, but also emotive terms.  
 PowerMeeter Global on Seedrs
Monday 11 August 2014
All Star Minerals 12 per cent; 540-day convertible loan A listed UK mining company focused on the Queensland area of Australia. Current focus is on two near-term production copper-gold mines.
Chris Hirst
Monday 11 August 2014
Liam Ward-Proud talks to Chris Hirst, chief executive of ad agency Grey London.  
Luck and Pattni
Monday 11 August 2014
Without the regulatory constraints imposed on our housing market, between 1974 and 2008, average house prices would have risen from £79,000 to £147,000, rather than to £226,000.
Angela Ahrendts
Monday 11 August 2014
Most of us intend to climb the career ladder, and there’s no shortage of advice about the skills you need to succeed as a leader. But which ones matter most, and how can you ensure you keep improving them?  
Friday 08 August 2014
But the trusty inbox isn’t set to disappear in the near future.  
Vilfredo Pareto
Thursday 07 August 2014
The Pareto principle is a rough rule of thumb, not a silver bullet.  
Wednesday 06 August 2014
It’s important to manage your emotions and have an achievable goal.  
Roger Federer
Tuesday 05 August 2014
A lack of humility can blind individuals to their weak spots.  
Penelope Trunk's blog
Monday 04 August 2014
The Entreprenurial Mind
Dotmailer’s Tink Taylor
Monday 04 August 2014
How long could you survive without email? Estimates of how many are sent globally every year range from 100bn to 200bn. And every year, dotmailer’s founder Tink Taylor gets asked the same thing: is the death of email just around the corner?
Sally Weavers
Monday 04 August 2014
Liam Ward-Proud talks to Sally Weavers, UK managing director of IPG Mediabrands’s Initiative agency.  
Monday 04 August 2014
It can be a fair reason to be shown the door, explains Matt Gingell, so know your rights.  
Friday 01 August 2014
It boosts your career and your profile, but also makes you more innovative, says Judith Perle.  
Richard Branson
Thursday 31 July 2014
Be ruthless and think small – but don’t forget to include the unusual and personal niggles.  
Wednesday 30 July 2014
You might be surprised how many older volumes make the cut.  
Tuesday 29 July 2014
Think lengthways, and start experimenting in your current position.  
Ben Pugh
Monday 28 July 2014
In the time it’s taken FarmDrop founder Ben Pugh to discuss his company with me, it crowdfunded £13,000.
start-up business
Monday 28 July 2014
Apart from the risk of shocks from geopolitical crises, the outlook for the economy looks a whole lot brighter than it has for a long time.
Mark Browning
Monday 28 July 2014
Most people know ITN as the producer of ITV and Channel 4 news, or as the maker of heavyweight investigative shows like Dispatches.
Jeff Bezos
Monday 28 July 2014
Regularly reflecting on past failures and triumphs is what makes an organisation great.  
Nelson Mandela
Friday 25 July 2014
Authenticity is crucial for leaders. If you don’t believe what you’re saying, you won’t convince anyone. Worse, people may see your lack of conviction, realise the falsity of your words and mistrust your motives.
Aldi sign
Thursday 24 July 2014
As another CEO falls on his multi-million pound sword this week; the convenient simplification of the problem into pricing and the ram
Larry Page
Thursday 24 July 2014
Shyer staff have different needs, so cut down on background noise.  
Wednesday 23 July 2014
A new book lays bare the pitfalls of complex decision-making.
Tuesday 22 July 2014
Retaining experienced staff is becoming a challenge. With the Prime Minister clearing out older men to promote younger women in the Cabinet reshuffle last week, older employees will no doubt be questioning their position in the workplace.