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Monday 13 May 2013
MY DAUGHTER Jasmine, seven at the time, looked at me terrified, and I tried to reassure her. “It’s okay Jassy, you need to see a doctor. You’ve got a temperature and you feel like vomiting.
Monday 13 May 2013
THE pop-up shop has (ironically) become an almost permanent fixture on the high street.
Thursday 09 May 2013
Seizing its potential will be the challenge
Thursday 09 May 2013
DIRECTOR UK ENTERPRISE, CISCO Q How does the Internet of Everything represent a seismic cultural shift for business and IT?
Tuesday 07 May 2013
Annabel Palmer talks tech with WANdisco’s founder David Richards
Tuesday 07 May 2013
IT’S never been easier for a bricks-and-mortar retailer to get online. Countless marketplaces (eBay, Etsy etc) allow companies to upload products and sell them for a slice of the sales price.
Monday 29 April 2013
Annabel Palmer speaks to Sarah Forsyth, the handbag designer who has bucked the trend by going from online to high street
Monday 29 April 2013
YOU CAN’T cook an egg without an egg. Pretty simple, I guess, but all the same James had attempted to demonstrate his electronic egg cooker invention to five fiery dragons on Dragons’ Den and had forgotten to put an egg in it.
Monday 29 April 2013
WHAT is the value of a network? The economist Paul Ormerod recently wrote a fascinating article for City A.M. on the subject, which tried to explain the relative poverty of northern cities compared to the urban south.
Monday 22 April 2013
THE single tear slid down his cheek and dripped softly onto my dining room table. There I was, alone with a middle-aged man, a stranger, unwillingly watching him as his emotions overcame him.
Monday 22 April 2013
WHERE next for crowdfunding? Individuals collectively pooling money to fund ventures isn’t a new phenomenon – the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty was partly paid for via crowd funds.
Thursday 18 April 2013
But the course may not be the best option for budding entrepreneurs in comparison to the school of life
Thursday 18 April 2013
Gold experts Georges Lequime and Paul Tustain, both speaking at City A.M.’s Active Trader Conference this year, give their perspectives on recent moves in the price, what drives the precious metal, and what will happen next
Wednesday 17 April 2013
London depends on its ability to attract the very best talent
Monday 15 April 2013
I LIKE people with strong views. Especially of course, when I agree with them. Here are a few of my own. They’re rather radical.
Monday 15 April 2013
HOW do you define entrepreneurship? Perhaps not how you’d think.
Monday 08 April 2013
Annabel Palmer talks with the App star of the moment, Summly’s founder Nick D’Aloisio
Thursday 28 March 2013
But if you’re looking for international business exposure, you may not need to look further than our own capital
Monday 25 March 2013
Annabel Palmer talks to the energetic directors of the online community BusinessBecause
Monday 25 March 2013
CONFESSIONS of a SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR
Monday 25 March 2013
INNOVATION DIARY
Wednesday 20 March 2013
The new General Anti Abuse Rule is creating damaging uncertainty
Monday 18 March 2013
Annabel Palmer meets the duo behind Cad and the Dandy, the tailors with a modern approach
Monday 18 March 2013
CONFESSIONS of a SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR
Monday 18 March 2013
INNOVATION DIARY
Online courses can often be taken alongside full-time employment
Thursday 14 March 2013
But many students are concerned about the quality and credibility of this alternative model of business education
Valentina Lisitsa practices for 14 hours most days
Monday 11 March 2013
Annabel Palmer meets Valentina Lisitsa, the pianist who mortgaged her house to fund her career
Would Fleming know his margin forecasts?
Monday 11 March 2013
CONFESSIONS of a SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR
Monday 11 March 2013
INNOVATION DIARY
Monday 04 March 2013
Annabel Palmer talks technology, investment, and skiing with Six Degrees founder Alastair Mills
Monday 04 March 2013
CONFESSIONS of a SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR
Monday 04 March 2013
INNOVATION DIARY
Thursday 28 February 2013
Just don’t expect it to do all the work
Monday 25 February 2013
Annabel Palmer talks to Andrew Rugasira, the Ugandan entrepreneur with a new book and a Good African story to tell
Monday 25 February 2013
ACCORDING to technology consultancy IDC and IT firm EMC, the global digital universe will expand tenfold between 2012 and 2020, reaching a difficult to comprehend 40 zettabytes.
Monday 18 February 2013
IMAGINE you invent the pen in a world of only pencils. You are so excited – you are going to change people’s lives! Pens are easier to write with, easier to read, and don’t need sharpening. You dream of success.
Monday 18 February 2013
SOME entrepreneurs stumble upon their calling accidentally. Not this one. The founder of one Britain’s few contemporary retail success stories describes himself as the archetypal entrepreneur.
Monday 18 February 2013
IN A study released last year, UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) found that British companies that export see a 34 per cent increase in productivity within their first year of selling abroad.
Monday 11 February 2013
JASON Goldberg and Bradford Shellhammer, founders of the overnight internet sensation Fab.com, were almost too busy for our conversation to take place. That may be an occupational hazard if you’ve made it your mission to “change the world”.
Monday 11 February 2013
I THINK I closed my eyes as the other boy pounded my face, punch after punch. It seemed I had no defence. Trying to hit him back or to block him was just useless. The minister eventually broke us up, and it was only then that I burst out crying.
Monday 11 February 2013
ENTREPRENEURS found start-ups. Being entrepreneurial means starting a new company, with an original idea, or a more efficient process. Or so the old story goes. But does it need to be this way?
Monday 04 February 2013
YOU may have seen Clippy McKenna’s eponymous preserves on your supermarket shelves.
Monday 04 February 2013
WHAT are the three words in the English language beginning with Dw? Our boozey boys’ lunch suddenly took an intellectual turn when someone lobbed in this cracker of a question.
Monday 04 February 2013
ERNST & Young has just opened nominations for its UK Entrepreneur of the Year competition.
Thursday 31 January 2013
LAST November, Nick Clegg hit headlines when he made a speech on flexible working. His proposal may only have extended the right to request flexible working hours to all employees, but this phenomenon is here to stay.
Thursday 31 January 2013
DIRECTOR UK ENTERPRISE, CISCO Q How has “bring your own device” (BYOD) helped companies and their employees?
Thursday 31 January 2013
WORKING culture in the UK has seen a notable change in recent years. No longer are we focused on a prescriptive work mentality, where 9-5 hours and a career for life are the norm.
Monday 28 January 2013
CROWDFUNDING started in the 1990s and aimed to bring together people with similar interests to fund a project or business. Since 2008, however, following the decline in bank lending to small businesses, it has found a new face.
Monday 28 January 2013
THE disillusioned young worker struggles out of bed at dawn and heads off to a menial and mindless job, offering only pitiful pay, poor treatment, and long hours. Happens in Asia, right? Africa? Well it happens here too.
Monday 28 January 2013
THE debate about business financing has reached an unpleasant standstill.

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