Armed with business skills

Tony Banks

Tony Banks’ plan for life after military service

Dale Murray

Where angels fear to tread

Dale Murray provides an alternative answer to this high-risk asset class

Technology is now a woman’s world

Why don’t more women do well in tech, asks Polly Gowers

Nick Halstead

Turning stats into action

Companies are realising which data matters, Nick Halstead says

Clive Kahn

Leading from the bottom up

Good leadership starts by motivating those at the bottom, says Clive Kahn

Matt Downes

Everybody’s a salesperson

Developing leads is not just a sales team job, says Matt Downes

Aaron Simpson, Quintessentially

Do more to entice the dragon

UK plc deserves a bronze medal for self-promotion


Consulting: no more free lunches

Free advice is bad for business, Shaun Thomson says

Simon Bolton

Beware of the office martyr

Presenteeism is a threat to workplace harmony, says Simon Bolton

Glen Manchester

When times are tough, disrupt

Now is the time to disrupt markets, Glen Manchester says

Pessimism is a business killer

Entrepreneurs must help maintain the Olympic uplift, says Michael Hayman

UK’s digital wave transforms shopping

Hope on the high street for retailers, says Hugh Campbell

Plan for the worst when raising funds

The devil is in the detail when it comes to fundraising, says David Spencer-Percival

A golden age for British start-ups

Starting up has never been easier, says David Mytton

Why selling up isn’t selling out

Big business may present an offer you cannot refuse, writes Jane Dyson

Mid-market is our growth champion

21,000 vibrant UK companies should be lauded, writes Stephen Roper

Defeating the vicarage syndrome

Serial entrepreneurialism should be encouraged, writes David Mott

Five principles for flexibility

It’s not about being big, it’s about being nimble, says Alex Mehr

Email etiquette goes a long way

Badly written messages may be costing your business, says Monica Seeley

Tax breaks for consumer excellence

Improve quality and quantity of enterprises, says Paul Lindley


Business Speak is a guest column, inviting views from founders, business owners, investors and academic experts on what they feel are the main challenges to creating an entrepreneurial culture