Category Archives: Business

1.6 lakh new businesses register on GSTN in 4 days

Navin Kumar, chairman of the GST Network.(Livemint) As many as 1.6 lakh businesses that were previously not registered for either VAT, service tax or excise duty have enrolled for Goods and Services Tax (GST) in the past four days. As the GST Network portal reopened for the third time registration for both new assessees and existing excise, service tax and Read More


Ready or not, businesses brace for GST

HIGHLIGHTS HSBC estimates GST could add 0.4 per cent to economic growth One particular concern is how a new feature of the GST, the input tax credit, will work Official schedule of GST rates runs to 213 pages and has undergone repeated last-minute changes The official schedule of GST rates runs to 213 pages and has undergone repeated last-minute changes Read More


Hear the Voice of Small Business in this Metlife #MetLifeSmallBiz Twitter Chat

Small business owners feel confident about their prospects, according to the latest Small Biz Index. The recent survey of 1,000 small business owners was conducted by MetLife (@Metlife) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce between April 30 and April 21, 2017. According to the data gathered, 60.6 percent of small business owners said they have a positive outlook for their Read More


How to Make a Positive First Business Impression

You’ve probably heard the statistic that we make judgments about people within seven seconds of meeting them. These judgments include opinions about a person’s trustworthiness, disposition, personality, and social status. How people judge you and your employees reflects on what they think about your business. Choose wisely who represents the face of your company, and ensure they understand the importance Read More


ISB students land 1,113 job offers in campus placements, average salary Rs22 lakh

Over 70 offers were made to Indian School of Business (ISB) students for leadership roles by leading companies including Aditya Birla Group, Citibank, Yes Bank, Philips India Ltd, Tech Mahindra, MAX, Mytrah Energy and Genpact. Photo: HT New Delhi: The Indian School of Business (ISB) Hyderabad concluded its final placements for the Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) batch of 2017 Read More


BBB Says Fake RFP Emails are Targeting Small Businesses

You’ve got mail! And it could be a scam. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) says fake malicious emails are circulating right now that target small businesses. The emails purport to contain an RFP (Request for Proposal). That’s usually an easy hook to get a small business to open the email. After all, it could mean more business. That’s exactly the mindset Read More


White House Tech Summit Good News for Small Businesses? Hope So!

The White House wants to improve technology across government agencies. And that could lead to some opportunities for small businesses. Inside the White House Tech Summit Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s senior advisor and son-in-law, said at the White House Tech Summit Monday, “We will foster a new set of startups focused on [government] tech and be the new global Read More


8 Steps to Avoid Cash Flow Problems at Your Small Business

Inadequate cash flow can cripple a small business. In fact, research shows that the insufficient management of cash flow can be pinned on as much as 82 percent of small business and start-up failure. If you run a small business and are experiencing problems with cash flow, take a look at the advice of Fred Parrish. Parrish  is founder and Read More


70 Percent of Small Businesses Support Buy American-Hire American Policies

Small business owners continue to back President Donald Trump. Seventy percent of small businesses are in favor of the President’s Buy American-Hire American executive order. If approved, it will require the government to review its current H-1B visa program. Meanwhile, 52 percent rate Trump’s first 100 days in office as a success. According to a new survey by business-for-sale marketplace Read More


5 Creative Ways to Evaluate Social Media for Offline Businesses

Social Media has become a worldwide phenomenon. The growth in usage statistics is staggering across the numerous platforms that make up this online world. In 2016 alone the number of social media users rose by 176 million bringing the total number of active social media users to 2.3 billion. Social Media for Offline Businesses Despite these astonishing statistics, the big Read More