Business

Butcher Shop Startup Discovers Crowdfunding Magic Via Intuit

What startup entrepreneur hasn’t dreamed of borrowing Cinderella’s fairy godmother or Aladdin’s genie to make their every wish come true? While they weren’t necessarily wishing for it, that’s exactly what happened to Will and Erica Messmer of Jersey City, New Jersey. Before the couple got married earlier this year, they decided to pursue their dream of entrepreneurship. They had just ... Read More »

Why do Indian online shoppers trust Flipkart more than Amazon? This survey has the answers

At least on one front, homegrown Flipkart appears to be inching ahead in its fierce battle against American e-commerce major Amazon. Indian shoppers trust Flipkart as a brand more than Amazon, according to a recent survey by e-commerce advisory firm Redseer Management Consulting, which polled 7,500 respondents across 30 cities between July and September 2017. The survey rates the companies ... Read More »

Bitcoin soars to $19,000 then falls back to $16,000; banks raise risk concerns

Even by bitcoin standards, Thursday was a wild ride. With a few hours, the volatile digital currency surged above $19,000, dropped back below $16,000, and then see-sawed before settling in just above $17,000 late Thursday in the U.S. The wild swings happened just days before trading in bitcoin futures begins on a major U.S. exchange. Major banks took notice, with ... Read More »

SyncStream Benefits Analysis Toolkit Gives Glimpse Into Your Business’s Future

SyncStream has a new tool designed to forecast the cost of employee benefits. The Benefits Analysis Toolkit automates a variety of benefits calculations to free up HR department timeand eliminate human error. SyncStream Benefits Analysis Toolkit Small Business Trends recently spoke with Arthur Tacchino, Chief Innovation Officer at SyncStream, about their new Benefits Analysis Toolkit. The toolkit has been designed to look forward ... Read More »

10 Steps to Start an IRA for Small Business Owners and the Self-Employed

An Individual Retirement Account (IRA) is a savings account, which is designed to help individuals save for their retirement. IRAs are popular as they enable an individual to save for retirement with tax-free growth or on a tax-deferred basis. There are two different types of IRAs — Traditional and Roth IRAs. The principle difference between the two is that traditional IRAs ... Read More »

4 in 5 Microbusinesses Use the Owner’s Personal Funding to Grow

Securing a business loan is often a challenge for many businesses. But, for small businesses, it is even tougher than for larger firms finding loans. 2017 Small Business Credit Survey According to a report based on findings from the 2016 Small Business Credit Survey released by the Cleveland and Richmond Federal Reserve Banks, microbusinesses are less likely than larger employers to be approved ... Read More »

Area businesses thrive on Small Business Saturday

Local Bristol shop owner Hugh Testerman welcomed guests at Blakley-Mitchell on Saturday as residents and out-of-town visitors shopped small. Testerman, who owns the Blakley-Mitchell men’s clothier on State Street in Bristol, Virginia, was busy Saturday, fitting customers for new outfits. Each Saturday after Thanksgiving, shoppers visit small businesses to support their local communities. It’s part of Small Business Saturday, which ... Read More »

The rise and rise of ‘halal’ business

When Kerim Ture placed his first order for a batch of long-sleeved tunics that could be worn by Muslim women, the manufacturers producing them demanded payment upfront, apparently convinced the venture would fail and Ture would be left unable to pay them. The Turkish entrepreneur quickly proved that their scepticism was unfounded, and he was back shortly afterwards to place ... Read More »

Don Dawood in Depression as Only Son Shuns ‘Family Business’ to Become a Maulana

Mafia don and 1993 Mumbai blasts mastermind Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar is reported to be suffering from bouts of depression as his only son had decided to become a maulana instead of joining the “family business”, IANS reported quoting police officials. The don’s third child Moin Nawaz D. Kaskar is 31 years old and said to be a devout Muslim.Moin is ... Read More »

India passing through fast formalisation of economy, says Arun Jaitley

Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said India is at present passing through a stage that will in future be recognised as a phase of fast formalisation of the economy. Speaking at a State Bank of India (SBI) event here, he said India is seeing “the replacement of a cash dominated economy with a more formal and digitised economy. One ... Read More »