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Good Financial Business Decisions: Here Are 4 Reasons You May Not Be Making Them

Many small business owners lack the skills to make good financial business decisions. But it is not always a result of their lack of experience, interest or education in this difficult area. The Effect of Human Nature on Financial Decision Making According to John Howe, author of “The Foolish Corner: Avoiding Mind Traps in Personal Financial Decisions”, it involves human nature and the ... 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 »

The head of the Federal Reserve believes opioid abuse could be holding back the US economy

Carlos Barria | Reuters Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testifies before a Senate Banking Committee hearing on the ‘Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress’ on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 13, 2017. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen just weighed in on the opioid crisis in the U.S. In her testimony before the Senate Banking Committee on Thursday, Yellen said rampant opioid abuse ... Read More »

Shoestring Marketing Doesn’t Have to be Hard: Read These Simple Tips

One of the most critical, and most challenging, aspects of running a small business is marketing it.  Most entrepreneurs have little to no background in marketing, and often lack the resources to hire the talent that could make a difference in this area, especially early on.  Failing to market your business and its productseffectively can be costly; poor marketing can limit your company’s ... 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 »

Oil, housing could be what drives Wednesday’s markets

Workers line up pipe while drilling for oil in the Bakken shale formation outside Watford City, N.D. Falling oil prices could become a factor for stocks if crude cracks $40 per barrel. Oil will be a focus in the markets again Wednesday, with U.S. oil inventory data expected at 10:30 a.m. ET. Oil crossed into bear market territory Tuesday and ... Read More »

State Bank of India (SBI) cleared on cash transaction charges: Rs 25 will be charged but only …

SPECIAL THINGS 25% charge per withdrawal on withdrawal of money from SBI Bank Big ATM Media reports that SBI would charge 25 rupees for all ATM transactions SBI Bank has given clearance in this regard. New Delhi: Country’s largest bank, State Bank of India (SBI) has made changes in the service charge of some cash transactions related to ATM withdrawals, ... Read More »

Delhi Metro Raises Fares; Minimum To Be Rs. 10

New Delhi: Come Wednesday, commuters will have to shell out more for travelling on the Delhi Metro, with the authorities announcing a fare hike today. The new minimum fare will be up from Rs. 8 to Rs. 10 while the maximum would be Rs. 50, a Metro spokesperson said. This arrangement will be in place till September. From October, the ... Read More »

Thousands of car finance payments could be hit by economic downturn, analysts warn

Thousands of drivers would be unable to keep up their car payments in the event of an economic downturn, analysts have warned, prompting concerns about a mis-selling scandal. With nearly 90 per cent of new cars sold using finance deals, the majority of which means the owner effectively leases their vehicle for three or four years instead of buying outright, ... Read More »

RBS Why we should be angry at the Chancellor’s willingness to sell the taxpayer’s stake at a loss

Philip Hammond’s policy on Royal Bank of Scotland resembles that of a market trader with perishable goods to dispose of at the end of the day. Roll up, roll up. I’ve got a bank ’ere going cheap. Half price and three for two. Take this off my hands! It’s got to go! He didn’t quite put it that way when ... Read More »