Business features

The new black taxi app that is hailing millions

By Candice Krieger, July 13, 2012

You know you are on to a good thing when Skype co-founder Niklas Zennström is backing your business. The co-founder of the revolutionary voice-over-internet service runs investment fund Atomico, which has ploughed money into popular mobile app, Hailo.


Top jobs are more flexible than you think

By Candice Krieger, July 6, 2012

Chief executives, finance directors and senior lawyers are among those opting for part-time hours, turning traditional employment concepts on their head.

There has been a significant increase in the demand for flexible working hours. And it is not just mothers abandoning the full-time culture.


Jimmy Wales tells us how to net a fortune the Wiki Way

By Candice Krieger, June 28, 2012

Successful start-ups are all about the execution says Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales.

Having a great business idea won’t make you a millionaire. It’s the execution that will.
Such a sentiment is sounded by Wikipedia founder and chief executive, Jimmy Wales.


'Not all good things in tech happen in Silicon Valley' says mySupermarket boss, Allon Bloch

By Candice Krieger, June 21, 2012

It is often said that the UK struggles when it comes to successful start-ups compared to other regions such as Silicon Valley, California, and Israel. Yet internet entrepreneur Allon Bloch would disagree.


I could make you a YouTube sensation

By Candice Krieger, June 14, 2012

YouTube is creating a new breed of millionaires. An increasing number of home-videos are being posted on the Google-owned video-sharing website, generating in some cases, six-figure sums for those who post them. Helping to make it happen is Hollywood film producer-cum-entrepreneur Damian Collier.


The coin boss set to royally cash in from the Queen's Jubilee

By Candice Krieger, May 31, 2012

Investing in gold is simple. In fact, anyone can do it says gold coin entrepreneur Alan Demby.

The 57-year-old is the owner of the Scoin Shop, the world’s only high-street gold coin retailer, selling collectable and bullion coins. He is about to roll-out several dozen stores in malls and airports across the UK in an attempt to “democratise” buying gold and bring it to the mass market.


Healthy times for Holland and Barrett head of non-food, Emma Cockerill

By Candice Krieger, May 24, 2012

Europe's leading health-food chain are on an ambitious expansion drive.


Meet Jeremy Levin, the new head of drugs firm Teva

By Simon Griver, May 17, 2012

Jeremy Levin has a big task on his hands. The former Londoner has moved to Israel to become boss of the country’s largest company.


How we're banking on start-ups

By Candice Krieger, May 10, 2012

Israel needs a new way of banking if it is to progress beyond its position as a start-up nation. Such a sentiment is sounded by Michael Freedman, founder and executive director of Asquith Israel Merchant Bank, a new addition to the Israeli banking scene.


How can we boost British business and entrepreneurship? We ask our experts

By Candice Krieger, May 8, 2012

The participants:

MS: Sir Martin Sorrell, founder and chief executive of WPP
LF: Lord Fink, chief executive of ISAM fund manager and Conservative Party treasurer
SG: Stephen Grabiner, former head of global media at Apax Partners;
LD: Lloyd Dorfman, founder and chief executive of Travelex
NL: Nick Leslau, chairman of Prestbury Group and director of Max Plc