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Entrepreneurs Panel

Brian Hay
Jennie Johnson
Richard O'Sullivan
Debbie Pierce
Jeremy Roberts
Michael Oliver
Laura Tenison
Steve Purdham
Julie Meyer
Charlie Mullins
Tony Caldeira
David Pollock

Childcare issues

Julie Meyer

Julie Meyer is the founder and chief executive of investment and advisory company Ariadne Capital. Meyers made a name for herself when she sold First Tuesday, a network of entrepreneurs, that she sold for $50 in July 2000. She is also an investor on the online version of BBC Dragons’ Den.


One of my employees has had to leave work early three times this month because of childcare issues. I don’t mind as she always makes up the time but it’s causing friction among the rest of my team. What should I do?


Tell the team to calm down and focus on their own work. Kids are part of life; we all were one at one point.

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