Business Features


Thursday 06 November 2014
Cryptic metaphors, analogies and banal facts will help you to blag it.  
Wednesday 05 November 2014
On Stress Awareness Day, Brian Claridge looks at how high-powered businesspeople manage the strain.  
Tuesday 04 November 2014
Ryanair’s boss proves that plain speaking needn’t hold you back.  
Peter Thiel
Monday 03 November 2014
It's not every day that you get to speak to Silicon Valley royalty. And Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal, first outside investor in Facebook, fund manager, and leader of multiple firms, is a dynasty heavyweight.   
Monday 03 November 2014
Even the smallest actions can make a huge impression – think carefully before asking questions.  
Friday 31 October 2014
Liam Ward-Proud looks at the workplace gaffes that should keep you awake at night.  
Thursday 30 October 2014
Compelling as they may be, strong leaders can lack humility.  
Wednesday 29 October 2014
The cognitive scientist tells Harriet Green why buzzwords just don’t cut the mustard.  
Tuesday 28 October 2014
The former pop star followed her passion and ignored the critics
Monday 27 October 2014
Budding entrepreneurs will frequently tell you that it’s heartfelt passion driving them to set up a business. But the substance of many highly-successful companies isn’t all that exciting – think chipmakers, paper shredders, kebab boxes. 
Monday 27 October 2014
LAST week was certainly a good one for the London technology scene. The first half saw TechCrunch Disrupt, Silicon Valley’s largest technology event, come to London for the first time.
Monday 27 October 2014
Military history is fertile ground for lessons in leadership.
Friday 24 October 2014
Be careful with bonus entitlements, and try to avoid long periods of notice.  
Thursday 23 October 2014
CORPORATE sponsorship for the Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) course has fallen in recent years.
Thursday 23 October 2014
It's not unusual to change your career these days. A 2012 survey by Future Workplace found that 91 per cent of millennials (those born between 1977 and 1997) expect to stay in a job for less than three years.
Thursday 23 October 2014
Remember the look of successful businessmen of the past? With a self-satisfied grin and a greasy face, they’d sit down to enjoy a fine meal, with a swollen gut testing the strength of their belt.
Wednesday 22 October 2014
You can build brand trust by engaging directly with your customers, so don’t be shy.  
Tuesday 21 October 2014
Being the “yes” person and trying to go it alone will get you nowhere.  
Monday 20 October 2014
Online Marketing Masterclass Small business experts Grow are hosting a masterclass on the nine areas of digital marketing you need for online success.  29 October, 2-6pm £97. £45 with the code “cityam”
Monday 20 October 2014
Advertisers have been drawn in like a moth to a flame by programmatic buying’s ability to increase ad spend return on investment and improve targeting.
Monday 20 October 2014
Employers must respect the privacy of employees’ communications, but there are exceptions.  
Friday 17 October 2014
Part analyst, part artist, they’re the future employees that will save you money, says Symantec’s Ian Wood
Thursday 16 October 2014
It is probably breaking with corporate culture to write about a report that hasn’t yet been published.
Thursday 16 October 2014
Infighting can be distracting, but helps keep a company nimble.  
Wednesday 15 October 2014
Keep a close eye on administration and dealing costs
Wednesday 15 October 2014
THE PAST month has been tough for financial markets.
Wednesday 15 October 2014
You can take it in blocks, but it won’t be the best option for everyone.  
Peter Thiel
Tuesday 14 October 2014
Harriet Green explores the tech billionaire’s contentious views on setting up a business.  
Monday 13 October 2014
In the world of online advertising, the video format is still a relative minnow.
Monday 13 October 2014
In Holborn last week, a three year-old London-based company held a party to celebrate reaching £250m of business since its inception. If that doesn’t sound impressive, by the time the event was held, MarketInvoice was already nearing £270m.
EY UK Entrepreneur of the Year awards
Monday 13 October 2014
Entrepreneurs have no lack of recognition in popular culture today: there are movies about icons like Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg, and Lord Sugar has now uttered “You’re fired” over 120 times on our TV screens.
Monday 13 October 2014
Buzzwords can get tiresome, and “passion” is one that’s thrown around liberally. We’re told it pays to be passionate in our jobs, and that passionate leadership is the best kind.
Friday 10 October 2014
Don’t get caught out by “fixed pie” thinking, and always stay calm.  
Thursday 09 October 2014
Since 2008, “redundancy season” has become an inherent part of life in the City. The shifting market and regulatory backdrop have led to swathes of job cuts, as companies restructure to fit the new landscape.
Wednesday 08 October 2014
Businesses can learn a lot from the classics – try imitating Socrates in your next meeting.  
Tuesday 07 October 2014
Harriet Green talks to cognitive scientist Steven Pinker about avoiding corporatese.  
Monday 06 October 2014
Business Owners’ Idea Cafe This handy site is run by a series of successful entrepreneurs and authors, and includes advice, resources and relevant news items. Membership is free, and the site has a strong online community.
Monday 06 October 2014
The movie business is known for taking no prisoners. And for those that do try their hand at it, success is often fleeting.
Monday 06 October 2014
In an age of unprecedented consolidation in the media world, you’d be forgiven for assuming that the smaller, independent agencies must be struggling to compete, clinging on for dear life amid a flurry of dealmaking by the industry’s giants.
Monday 06 October 2014
David Cameron’s Conservative party conference speech last week was in many ways a great success.
Monday 06 October 2014
Dress smartly, finish your work, build your network, and you’ll be fine.  
Friday 03 October 2014
  Keep it clear – no one knows what you mean by “results-oriented”.  
Thursday 02 October 2014
Only a handful of business leaders tweet, which may be a good thing.   "I owe you one @BenKaufman! Here’s my #IceBucketChallenge. You’re up Sarah and Steve Immelt and Ken Chenault!”   
Wednesday 01 October 2014
You don’t have to be a genius to work out why brainteasers are dying.  
Tuesday 30 September 2014
Prepare a transition plan – overly acrimonious exits don’t serve anybody’s needs.
Monday 29 September 2014
Pitch Workshop for Startups
James Averdieck
Monday 29 September 2014
It's the kind of story you wouldn’t necessarily believe: someone cooked up the idea of a chocolatey pudding company while sitting in a coffee shop in Belgium, eating brioche. But for James Averdieck, founder of Gu, that’s exactly what happened.