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Should I steer clear of mixing family with business?

5:00AM | Tuesday, 20 May 2014 |  There are numerous cases where families work together and build very successful companies. Where it goes wrong is if agreements aren’t documented and communication is not open.

How do I know if my idea is strong enough to start a business?

1:00AM | Tuesday, 14 January 2014 |  If starting a new business was as simple as having a good idea, there would definitely be more successful business stories.

How do you stay motivated during the early phase of a business?

7:00AM | Tuesday, 23 July 2013 |  The most important thing to do is remain positive. Being negative when faced with an obstacle is like taking the easy way out.

I’m stuck in a job I hate. Help!

9:00AM | Wednesday, 8 September 2010 |  A few years ago I left a very well paid job to start my own business. Here are some key lessons I learnt in the process.

Dreams “displayed” on computers

11:01PM | Wednesday, 9 November 2011 |  Scientists predict we could soon use computers to “see” what we have dreamed about, and perhaps even record dreams to watch the next day.

X-ray glasses provide entrepreneurial vision

10:55PM | Friday, 7 October 2011 |  A pair of “social X-ray” glasses can tell you what another person is feeling and when you should stop talking, a US researcher has claimed.

Bean bag doubles as backpack

10:31PM | Thursday, 27 October 2011 |  A mumpreneur has invented a beach chair that doubles as a backpack, taking the packhorse drudgery out of a day at the beach with her children.

Gear up for thought-triggered technology

10:33PM | Thursday, 6 October 2011 |  Scientists have unveiled a bicycle with gears that can be changed by thinking about it.

ZZZ Zen puts beds in bars

10:23PM | Wednesday, 26 October 2011 |  Paris snooze bar ZZZ Zen offers sleep-inducing “zero gravity” chairs that mimic weightlessness for drowsy drinkers, allowing patrons to nod off after one too many champagnes.

Mobile-charging shoes

10:55PM | Thursday, 20 October 2011 |  Your mobile phone might never run out of power mid-conversation again, thanks to research from the University of Wisconsin.