Author Archives: Loknath Das

High-end Livestreaming that Won’t Break the Bank

Cheaper and better — it’s a combination every small business owner loves hearing, but researching reliable B2B products or services to genuinely make tasks cheaper and better is far from easy. Overwhelmed by the time required to do research, small businesses will do DIY experiments with what’s affordable in video marketing. But ultimately, low-quality video and wasted time make those ... Read More »

How Fintech is Bridging the Big Bank Gap

Big banks have always been averse to risk.  They also tend to view small and medium-sized businesses as high-risk, choosing to restrict investment, in terms of both lending and services, for the SMB market. A 2015 credit survey by the Federal Reserve found that smaller institutions were 18 percent more likely to approve a small business loan than big banks, while SMBs ... Read More »

What the Heck is Happening at Your Bank These Days?

If you’re like many Americans, you may be making fewer trips to the bank and instead taking care of check deposits with a mobile app or tracking account balances with a few mouse clicks. Digital banking is undeniably gaining ground over the old brick-and-mortar process. But about 84 percent (PDF) of banking customers still visit branches at least occasionally, according to a March 2016 Federal ... Read More »

Top stocks in focus on 16 February 2018

NEW DELHI: Domestic market is likely to see a positive opening on Friday , tracking Nifty50 futures on the Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX Nifty) and cues from other Asian markets. Nifty futures on the Singapore Stock Exchange were trading 31 points, or 0.29 per cent, higher at 10,588, indicating a positive opening start for the Nifty50 in India. Here is a list ... Read More »

US stocks open flat amid investor caution

The broad-based S&P 500 was down less than 0.1 per cent at 2,730.36 while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index lost a hair to 7,254.87. NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks were flat in early trading Friday, threatening a five-day winning streak in a sign investors remain somewhat cautious after the volatility in equities this month. About 15 minutes into trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average ... Read More »

Cisco, Intuit and 31 other stocks are leading the market out of correction

Traders react after the closing bell on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). More than 60 percent of the companies in the S&P 500 broke to new highs during January’s new year rally, and a diverse group are among the first to make a comeback after February’s correction. In the S&P 500, 23 stocks bounced back to their 52-week ... Read More »

The Stats on the Work-Life Balance of Your Employees (INFOGRAPHIC)

Finding a work-life balance, no pun intended, is a work in progress. And in a world where your work can follow you anywhere, finding this balance is becoming increasingly more difficult. The new infographic from Family Living Today and Now Sourcing looks at why it is especially hard for workers in the US. Compared to the 38 countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation ... Read More »

10 Ways to Step Up Your Social Media Game in 2018

Social media has the power to make a major impact on your business in 2018. But you need to know all the latest trends and most effective methods if you want to really grow your business. To learn more about stepping up your social media game, check out some insights from knowledgeable members of the online small business community here. ... Read More »

Video Marketing Doesn’t Have to be Hard, Follow This Simple Guide

According to CISCO to networking index, video is already making up about 64 percent of all internet traffic and this is projected to account for a staggering 80+ percent of all traffic by the year 2020. This is enormous as it accounts for four-fifths of the global traffic! If you are in the digital marketing field, then the right time to ... Read More »

Muthoot Finance Q3 net profit jumps 59% to Rs 464 cr

Muthoot Finance today reported 59 per cent jump in its consolidated net profit to Rs 464 crore for the third quarter ended December 31, the highest ever quarterly gains on increased demand for loans. The company had made a net profit of Rs 291 crore during the corresponding quarter of 2016-17. Total income grew by 16 per cent to Rs ... Read More »