Author Archives: Loknath Das

U.S. economy poised for faster growth? Leading indicators say yes

The U.S. economy might be accelerating, according to the leading economic indicators. A broad measure of how well the U.S. economy is performing surged in June after a strong gain in May, suggesting growth could speed up in the months ahead. The leading economic index jumped 0.6% last month after a revised 0.4% increase in May, the Conference Board said ... Read More »

Don’t panic on that WhatsApp message! No bank is closing down

There are increasing number of messages on WhatsApp and other social media platforms informing people about closure of nine banks. However, these are baseless, untrue and all depositors’ money is safe, according to Finance Ministry and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Since last few weeks, Whatsapp Groups have seen a barrage of messages claiming closure of nine public sector ... Read More »

This Self-Made Billionaire’s Advice Can Save Your Business

Google co-founder Sergey Brin. CREDIT: Getty Images Sergey Brin, the richest immigrant in America — worth over $45 billion — and Google co-founder, was once quoted as saying, “Solving big problems is easier than solving little problems.” He said it when asked what drives Google X (think Google Glass and other semisecret research-and-development projects founded by Google). As business owners, we’re faced with ... Read More »

Australia economy back in the groove as full-time work rebounds

Australia’s labor market strengthened for a fourth month in June led by a remarkable comeback in full-time jobs — an upbeat outcome that could bring nearer the day when the country’s central bank starts considering a rate hike. The data will offer much-needed relief to the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) which has been fretting over a “mixed” jobs performance while ... Read More »

Flipkart to foray into grocery segment; launches pilot project

Flipkart has undertaken a pilot programme in Bengaluru, aiming to foray into grocery segment and may expand it to other places across the country, a senior official said here today. The homegrown e-commerce player plans to launch the grocery service shortly, Anil Goteti head of marketplace, Flipkart told reporters without giving any timeframe for the launch. “We will be opening ... Read More »

Don’t panic on that WhatsApp message! No bank is closing down

There are increasing number of messages on WhatsApp and other social media platforms informing people about closure of nine banks. However, these are baseless, untrue and all depositors’ money is safe, according to Finance Ministry and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Since last few weeks, Whatsapp Groups have seen a barrage of messages claiming closure of nine public sector ... Read More »

These 5 Real Estate Investment Mistakes Could Kill Your Business! Learn Why

Investing in real estate as a business can be a great way to make money. Your tenants, whether business or residential, will contribute to cash flow and operating profit every month, right? The property will appreciate for an eventual sale, and you’ll gain tax deductions connected to real estate property. Yes, all these things can happen — but real estate investing can ... Read More »

How to Use Live Streaming for Content Marketing: Meerkat, Periscope, katch.me

Meerkat is the hot new live streaming app that is taking the world by storm. Recently, the company teamed up with GoPro to live stream from your GoPro to your phone, and now we have so many new emojis. This gets my inner adrenaline junkie revving and makes me excited about what content I can produce this winter. Katch.me is a NYC based start-up ... Read More »

Hiring Doesn’t Have to Be Hard: Here Are 4 Challenges and Their Solutions

Small business owners are optimistic about almost everything, including their hiring plans, according to the latest Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) and Gallup Small Business Index. More than three in 10 (31 percent) predict the number of jobs at their companies will grow in the next 12 months; just 6 percent say it will shrink. Small Business Hiring Challenges But although small business ... 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 »