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'The wrong investors can lead to meltdown'

Thousands of companies get off the ground with the help of outside investors - so-called venture capitalists. Yet the process of raising money from them can be nerve-racking. "The right investors can really help accelerate the business but the wrong ones can create massive hardship and even a meltdown," says Nikolay Piriankov, the founder of…
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The divorced entrepreneur who needed a spare room

Image copyright Jose Tutiven Image caption Rupert came up with the idea for the business due to his own struggles finding a decent room to rent in London The BBC's weekly The Boss series profiles a different business leader from around the world. This week we speak to Rupert Hunt, founder of flat-sharing website SpareRoom.When…
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Called the wrong name at work? Awkward…

Image caption When you've got an unusual name, there's often a caution around AutoCorrect When a colleague told me my name autocorrected to Dorito and they were seconds away from calling me a tortilla chip in an email, I honestly didn't know what to say. Our names are a key part of our identity so…
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey criticised for 'tone deaf' Myanmar tweets

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jack Dorsey said he had travelled to Myanmar for a meditation retreat last month Twitter's chief executive has been criticised for promoting Myanmar as a tourist destination despite widespread allegations of human rights abuses in the country.In a series of tweets, Jack Dorsey said he had travelled to northern Myanmar…
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O2 'to seek millions' in damages over data outage

Image copyright Getty Images Mobile operator O2 is understood to be seeking millions in damages from supplier Ericsson after last week's day-long data network collapse.The total bill could be up to £100m, according to The Telegraph.O2 smartphone users were unable to use their mobile phone data last Thursday. Ericsson blamed expired software licences for the…
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The worst things about working in shops at Christmas

Image copyright Getty Images Christmas present shopping might fill you with joy, but spare a thought for the people working in retail this festive season. The shops are busy, changing rooms get messy and stuff tends to end up lying all over the place.With stores opening early and closing late, it can also mean long…