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How to Make a Great First Impression in 30 Seconds or Less

If you think you have at least a couple of minutes to make a first impression, you are wrong! According to the On Stride Financial infographic below, you only have at most 100 milliseconds to form an initial impression. What this really means to small business owners is that the way you evaluate potential employees, business partners and personal acquaintances on your first-time ... 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 »

Amazon and Starbucks pay less tax than sausage stall, says Austria

Amazon and Starbucks pay less tax in Austria than a local sausage stall, the country’s Chancellor Christian Kern has said in a newspaper interview. “Every Viennese cafe, every sausage stand pays more tax in Austria than a multinational corporation,” Mr Kern told Der Standard. “That goes for Starbucks, Amazon and other companies,” he said. He added that EU countries with ... Read More »

China’s factories grow less than expected, raising recovery doubts

China’s manufacturing sector expanded less than expected in April, raising doubts about the sustainability of a recent pick-up in the world’s second-largest economy. The official purchasing managers’ index (PMI) was 50.1 in April, easing from March’s 50.2 and barely above the 50-point mark that separates expansion in activity from contraction. Analysts polled by Reuters had predicted the reading would improve ... Read More »

Banks encouraged to create ‘age-friendly’ branches for ‘less digitally savvy’ older people

Banks are being encouraged to create “age-friendly” branches for older people who are “less digitally aware”. The charity Age UK has focused on banks and buildings societies in its Age Friendly Banking report, which says many older people have been left without access to basic banking services due to the closure of more than half of all UK bank branches over ... Read More »