Category Archives: Business

Walmart Takes Self-Service to a New Level With Giant Grocery Vending Machine

Walmart (NYSE:WMT) just developed a vending machine for groceries. And it thinks it can do the same for other retail items as well. Walmart Self-Service Vending Machine for Groceries The automated kiosk is currently being tested in Oklahoma City. Basically, customers purchase their groceries online. Then Walmart employees pick out the items and pack up the orders, which are then Read More


Freshdesk rebrands as Freshworks to reflect bigger business management software ambition

Girish Mathrubootham, Chief Executive Officer and Founder , Freshworks Image: Sri Manikandan for Forbes India Freshdesk, the first Indian startup to be backed by Google’s CapitalG, has changed its name to Freshworks to reflect the growing portfolio of products for the flatter organisations of the digital age. Freshworks will be a new umbrella brand that will bring together the company’s Read More


Skype Gets a Facelift! How Will the Big Redesign Change Your Business?

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) has launched a new and revamped Skype featuring a host of new features that are obviously inspired by messaging rivals such as Snapchat and Messenger. That basically means that the Microsoft application now features a redesign that puts the camera only a swipe away as well as a Stories-like feature dubbed “Highlights.” The ‘Next Generation of Skype’ Highlights Read More


50 Rules for Online Business Meeting Etiquette

If you’re like other small business owners, you’ve probably spent an increasing amount time in online meetings in recent years. But there are tricky situations involved in these types of meetings, versus the old school meeting held around a conference table or in a client’s office, you may want to remember. To ensure that you’re courteous to all other meeting Read More


IT firms eyeing $1-bn business from GST transition

Indian IT firms could see business opportunity of over $1 billion in building and implementing solutions to help their clients become compliant with the GST regime.   Companies such as Infosys, Wipro, HCL Technologies, Tech Mahindra and others, which implement the enterprise software of SAP, Oracle, will now have to align the technology backbone based on GST norms.   The Read More


The Growing Concerns Of IT Industry And Its Workers

A US-based business advisory firm estimates automation could mean a 14% decline in India’s IT workforce. MUMBAI: Experienced techie Raghu Narayanaswamy lost his job recently and fears he may not get another, as analysts warn of massive layoffs across the country’s multi-billion-dollar information technology sector. IT outsourcing has long been one of India’s flagship industries but experts say automation, a Read More


This Millennial Created A $1M, Ultra-Lean Business While Traveling Abroad

Imagine running a business that would allow you to travel the world and still bring in more than $1 million in annual revenue. That’s what Anton Kraly, 32, pulled off. After graduating from college in 2006, Kraly spent $25,000 to buy a delivery route to sell cookies in Merrick, N.Y., a Long Island community. “I would basically drive on the Read More


Who has the best persistency ratio?

Persistency ratio, which tells you what percentage of an insurer’s policies are still in force after a certain period of time, such as one, three or five years, is a criterion you should definitely look up when choosing your life insurer. This data gives you an idea of whether policyholders are retaining their policies with the insurer or exiting it Read More


Why Small Business Owners Must Understand Financial Statements

As a small business coach, many times I will start the initial conversation with a new client by asking the business owner: What are the financial statements? I have gotten such perplexing answers as: A bunch of numbers on a piece of paper? A tax return? A bank statement? Does it have to do with a balance sheet? Are there Read More


Trump’s “small business” tax plan helps only the rich

One of the central parts of President Trump’s tax plan is to cut taxes on what are called “pass-through” businesses. Proponents pitch that as a big boost for middle-class owners of small businesses. But a new analysis from the Tax Policy Center finds that aside from making Trump personally a lot richer, the pass-through provision would almost entirely benefit the Read More