Category Archives: Business

Federal Vs. State Regulation: Are Small Businesses Getting Caught in the Crossfire?

The small business landscape is changing with the wave of deregulation proposed and implemented by the administration of President Donald Trump. To understand how all this is affecting small businesses, it’s important to recognize the regulatory balancing act between the federal government and the states, says ComplyRight, a firm specializing in helping small businesses navigate a variety of compliance issues. Generally, Read More


Federal Vs. State Regulation: Are Small Businesses Getting Caught in the Crossfire?

The small business landscape is changing with the wave of deregulation proposed and implemented by the administration of President Donald Trump. To understand how all this is affecting small businesses, it’s important to recognize the regulatory balancing act between the federal government and the states, says ComplyRight, a firm specializing in helping small businesses navigate a variety of compliance issues. Generally, Read More


5 Tax Deduction Secrets You Should Know Before Your Next Business Trip

Most small business owners travel out of town on business. Some do this frequently; others only occasionally. Either way, the cost can mount up. Certify reported that the average annual cost of a business trip in the U.S. is $949 for plane tickets, hotel fees, and other expenses. Being able to deduct travel costscan provide significant financial relief for a small business. However, Read More


Railways must exit catering business and focus on managing train services

India’s 163-year-old State-owned transporter has clearly been unable to fix its catering business as the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has pointed out in a report tabled in Parliament(AFP) A TV flash about a nail or a lizard found in a meal served to a train passenger is usually followed by a predictable official drill: Portentous announcements on termination of Read More


Mall Gone: Teavana Tea Stores Are Going Out Of Business

Starbucks announced Thursday that it will close all of its 379 Teavana stores, and most will be gone by spring 2018, making the tea shop the latest victim of the collapse of mall-based retailing. There were clear signs of trouble. In April, Starbucks Chief Financial Officer Scott Maw told investors, “Over the last several years, many mall-based retailers have been Read More


Accor boosts Onefinestay home-sharing business

Accor, the French hotels group, is bolstering its presence in the home-sharing market by bolting new acquisitions on to its Onefinestay brand to tackle the threat posed by Airbnb and other online booking services. Accor, Europe’s largest hotelier by room numbers, acquired Onefinestay, the UK-based luxury home rentals site, in a deal worth up to €148m last year. On Wednesday, Accor plans to Read More


How AI Is Already Changing Business

Erik Brynjolfsson, MIT Sloan School professor, explains how rapid advances in machine learning are presenting new opportunities for businesses. He breaks down how the technology works and what it can and can’t do (yet). He also discusses the potential impact of AI on the economy, how workforces will interact with it in the future, and suggests managers start experimenting now. Brynjolfsson Read More


Trump doesn’t think Mueller should look into his business transactions. Too late.

Just yesterday, President Donald Trump told a trio of New York Times reporters that if special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation turned to his finances, he’d view it as a “violation” of Mueller’s charge. “This is about Russia,” Trump said. But according to a new report by Bloomberg’s Greg Farrell and Christian Berthelsen, investigators had already been investigating several Trump business transactions with Russians. Read More


50 Free Marketing Tools Any Small Business Can Use

You’re a small business. You need to market your products and services to establish yourself on the market and edge ahead of competitors. Though your marketing budget doesn’t stretch too far. Fortunately, there is a whole host of free marketing tools that small businesses can benefit from. Here’s 50! Free Marketing Tools Portent Portent is a handy free marketing tool for businesses, allowing you to Read More


Hiring 10,000 in US in 2 years, we do that in India in 2 quarters: Infosys

IT major Infosys has committed to adding 10,000 jobs in the US in the next few years, but it hires similar number of people in India in less than two quarters, its CEO Vishal Sikka said on Friday. Asserting that hiring in the US will not impact its recruitment plans in India, the Bengaluru-based company said it has rolled out Read More