Business

Business confidence of CFOs hit 5-quarter low in July-September: survey

For some CFOs, execution of the GST system seem to have taken a toll on their optimism scores. Graphic: Mint Mumbai/New Delhi: Aftershocks of demonetisation and worries related to the goods and services tax (GST) implementation have rattled business confidence among India’s chief financial officers (CFOs) in the July-to-September period. Confidence in the overall financial and macroeconomic conditions for July-September has ... Read More »

Concur Hipmunk Helps Small Businesses Manage Travel Expenses

Concur Hipmunk has announced a new lightweight travel and expense solution for small businesses. Built on top of the technology from Hipmunk, Concur Expense, and TripLink, it will provide access and visibility with basic tools for managing travel programs. Businesses using cloud-based travel and expense platforms spend less time on travel planning and creating expense reports. Even though Concur works with ... Read More »

Prasan Firodia: ‘Our conservatism reflects in our business’

Prasan Firodia. The only indulgence that Prasan Firodia likes to talk about is getting behind the wheel and heading out of the city with his family—wife Sejal and twin 10-year-old sons, Ameya and Anant. The managing director of Pune-based Force Motors Ltd, which powers one in every two Mercedes and BMW cars and sports utility vehicles (SUVs) seen on Indian ... Read More »

Thank You for Calling Equifax. Your Business Is Not Important to Us

You shouldn’t need to do a damn thing to keep your credit information safe. We’re all accustomed to the busywork of managing personal finances. You check your 401(k) retirement account, making sure your portfolio is carefully balanced. You scan your bank and credit card statements from time to time to verify the charges. These are things responsible people do. But ... Read More »

SICCI holds session on business opportunities in South Africa

(from left) R Ganapathi, Senior Vice President, SICCI; Ben Joubert, Deputy High Commissioner of South Africa to India and MM Murugappan, Vice Chairman, Murugappa Group and Honorary Consul of South Africa in Chennai at an interactive session on ‘Doing Business with South Africa’, in Chennai on Monday. – Bijoy Ghosh CHENNAI, SEPTEMBER 11:   To enhance business cooperation between India and ... Read More »

25 Employee Appreciation Ideas Perfect for Small Business Owners

According to data compiled by Socialcast, 85 percent of workers like having their efforts recognized at work. But more than half feel like they’re not receiving enough recognition. Employee Appreciation Ideas If you have a team working for your small business, recognizing the efforts of your employees can go a long way toward making them happy at work and reducing turnover. Here ... Read More »

25 Tools That Help with Inventory Management for Small Business

Inventory management goes much further than merely keeping on track of products. Inventory management tools and software eliminates much of the guesswork, giving companies greater control of their business. Small Business Inventory Software Take a look at the following 25 designed to streamline inventory management for small businesses. Unleashed Unleashed is an inventory management system that allows small businesses to manage inventory ... Read More »

‘Less tax, no input credit’ plan for small businesses may return soon

The composition scheme, which is applicable to specific categories of small businesses whose turnover is Rs 75 lakh and below and had been closed on August 16, may return soon. With just about a million taxpayers opting for the scheme, the goods and services tax (GST) Council will consider reopening the window in its meeting on Saturday in Hyderabad, giving another opportunity ... Read More »

Google makes listing your businesses easier

There is no denying that a large number of customers today use the internet as a primary source for gathering information. Hence, it is pertinent that the information about your business on search engines should be correct and reflect the best of your enterprise. Keeping this in mind, Google has made it easier for an owner to manage the information ... Read More »

Sales accounted under GST could distort September quarter picture

Investors are in for a surprise when the September quarter results are declared. This will be the first earnings season post-goods and services tax (GST) and differences in how sales will be recorded now are likely to distort reported growth figures. Companies have cautioned about this in their analyst meets and conference calls. Some may provide some comparison to help ... Read More »