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10 Tips for Franchising Your Business Idea

Thinking about franchising your business idea? Starting a franchise program can be a great way to grow your business fast. But there’s a lot that goes into getting a new franchise up and running. For that reason, it can help to learn from those who have gone through the process before. Tips for Franchising Your Business Here are some tips from franchise ... Read More »

10 Ways to Increase Your Chances of Entrepreneurial Success

Being a successful entrepreneur takes more than just a great business plan. You have to build great habits, stay inspired and use the best strategies for your business idea. For more on how you can increase your chances of small business success, take a look at these tips from members of the online small business community. Build Successful Habits If ... Read More »

India-China border row: Cong slams BJP after Gujarat’s deal with Chinese car firm

The impact of the Sino-India border stand-off in Sikkim is being felt in faraway Gujarat, where the BJP government signing an MoU with a Chinese automobile firm invited the charge of “betrayal” from the opposition Congress. The Gujarat government on Wednesday signed an MoU with China’s SAIC Motor Corp for setting up a passenger car manufacturing facility at Halol in ... Read More »

Only 1 in 4 Small Businesses Well Prepared for Cyber Attack

Only a quarter of small businesses feel they are “well prepared” for a cyber-attack on their company. This is according to a recent survey on IT risks organizations face during their everyday work by Netwrix Corporation, provider of a visibility platform for data security and risk mitigation in hybrid environments. Small Businesses Not Feeling Prepared for a Cyber Attack According to Netwrix’s 2017 IT Risks ... Read More »

Get Inspired in Your Business with This Microsoft Twitter Chat #MSBizTips

Looking to jumpstart your business? Maybe you could use a good dose of inspiration. Inspiration is important for business owners in any niche or industry. You always need to be able to think differently and get a little creative in solving problems or trying new things. But that inspiration isn’t always easy to come by. Sometimes, it can actually help ... Read More »

GST Arrest Clause ‘Draconian’, May Lead To Harassment Of Business Leaders: Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee said Centre has deviated from the original intent of the GST. (File photo) NEW DELHI: Mamata Banerjee on Friday said the “draconian” arrest clause in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) can lead to “major harassment of business”. The West Bengal Chief Minister expressed fear that the “inspector Raj” was back. “At the stroke of midnight on 14th ... Read More »

16 Gas Station Franchise Businesses

With billions of dollars’ worth in annual sales, gas stations are big business in the United States. Gas station franchises offer the chance for individuals to jump on the gasoline retail bandwagon and run a busy and profitable business. Small Business Trends takes a look at 16 gas station franchise businesses throughout the U.S. Gas Station Franchise Businesses to Consider ... Read More »

23 Percent of Millennial Entrepreneurs Value Influence Over Personal Wealth

When it comes to fundamental goals, 23 percent of entrepreneurs in their 20s cited becoming more influential or having a positive impact on their communities. It’s a considerable increase over the 13 percent of entrepreneurs over 50 who say the same. The data shows a considerable difference in values between two generations of entrepreneurs,  says the 2017 HSBC Private Bank: ... Read More »

IT export to grow at 7-8%, 1.5 lakh jobs to be created in 2017-18: Nasscom

Indian IT exports will grow by 7-8 %, unchanged from previous year’s growth, despite protectionist voices in major markets like the US, industry body Nasscom said today. The $ 156 billion Indian industry — the biggest job creator in the organised sector — is also projected to add 1.3-1.5 lakh new jobs during 2017-18 compared to a net hiring of ... Read More »

Never bought a business that wasn’t already part of Quikr: CEO Pranay Chulet

In the North Bangalore headquarters of online classifieds company Quikr India Pvt. Ltd, the conference rooms are called ‘jaldi’, ‘raftaar’, ‘daud’, and so on, names that are synonymous with speed. The nomenclature couldn’t have been more apt, given Quikr has been buying companies at breakneck pace. On Wednesday, it made its latest acquisition, buying blue-collar jobs listing company Babajob in ... Read More »