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How this mom turned $775 into a $65 million company in only 5 years

In 2007, Julie Deane’s 8-year-old daughter, Emily, was being bullied — she’d lost her happy, extroverted personality and came home from school with bruises on her arms. The British mother of two made a promise that day to send her children to private school. But Deane only had £600 ($775) to spare, not the £24,000 ($31,000) it would take to ... Read More »

Petrol, Diesel Prices Poised For A Cut. How Much Could You Save

Your visit to a fuel station to fill up petrol or diesel after the 15th of this month may leave you surprised: your bill might be less than you think. Global fuel prices have fallen over the past fortnight while the rupee has remained stable. Oil marketing companies like Indian Oil (IOC) and Hindustan Petroleum (HPCL) have already passed on ... Read More »

How To Make Your Business Successful

You have finally found the business you believe has a reasonable chance of being successful. Instead of starting with a blank page, you select a franchise from about a dozen possibilities. Now, you are working on a business plan to help solidify your success. These are good initial steps, but there is still one more thing to do before signing ... Read More »

SBI Savings Bank Account: How To Avoid Fine Under Minimum Balance Rules

Do you have an SBI account? SBI or State Bank of India savings bank account customers are required to maintain a monthly average balance. Failure to maintain an average balance as prescribed by India’s largest bank SBI will attract a penalty, which varies depending upon where the customer holds the account. State Bank of India (SBI) has divided the penalty ... Read More »

How Trump’s tax proposal could impact his own business empire

The Trump administration unveiled their proposal to overhaul the tax code on April 26, outlining sharply lower tax rates but fewer tax breaks. (Video: Jenny Starrs/Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) President Trump’s massive tax-cut proposal would slash taxes on hundreds of businesses he and his family own. The White House on Wednesday unveiled a proposal that would cut the top ... Read More »

How Banks Can Compete Against an Army of Fintech Startups

It’s been more than 25 years since Bill Gates dismissed retail banks as “dinosaurs,” but the statement may be as true today as it was then. Banking for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) has been astonishingly unaffected by the rise of the Internet. To the extent that banks have digitized, they have focused on the most routine customer transactions, like ... Read More »

How To Choose The Right Franchise For You

Franchising is a great way for someone who is new to the business world to become the owner of a physical business, even without an MBA or experience within the industry. To open most franchises, all you need is capital and a good credit score. Once you know that you qualify for a franchise, however, there’s still the tricky task ... Read More »

How ‘Consumer Relief’ After Mortgage Crisis Can Enrich Big Banks

A home in Henderson, Nev., that was foreclosed. Some deals by big banks to provide mortgage relief for borrowers have a built-in profit incentive. CreditMax Whittaker for The New York Times In every multibillion dollar settlement with a big bank that peddled faulty mortgage securities, a major provision has been a requirement that the bank provide “consumer relief.” In the ... Read More »

How to Improve Client Relations

When you’re trying to build your business from the ground up, it can be difficult to establish positive relations with prospective clients and keep them aware of your brand. In addition to taking care of the logistics for your growing startup, you should also keep in mind the marketing needs that you’ll inevitably have to deal with. While the Internet ... Read More »

Company Optimization 101: How To Keep Your Business Growing

If company optimization is one of your primary objectives for 2017, know that you can realize the objective. While there are many techniques you can deploy to facilitate business growth in terms of optimized revenue-generating potential, the following strategies can prove particularly empowering: 1. Update Your Sales And Marketing Strategies. One great way to optimize your company’s growth is by ... Read More »