Author Archives: Loknath Das

What is a Microloan and Where Can You Get One for Your Small Business?

world, as a means of helping people in smaller economics have the ability to launch their own business. Microlending subsequently took off around the world, and today, small business microloans are an effective way to lend entrepreneurs and small businesses in the U.S. with the funds they need to start and develop their business. General Terms of Microloans The maximum ... Read More »

These 5 Pieces of Social Media Video News will Change Small Business Marketing

When it comes to engagement, video is a vividly colored unicorn. It captures the eye, draws the user in, and holds their attention for a longer duration. Video certainly isn’t new on social media, but there have been recent changes that directly impact publishers and video marketing specialists. In case these didn’t fall onto your radar, here are 5 social media video news announcements that ... Read More »

Cracking the Code on Commercial Real Estate Loans

Financing is a big part of getting the right commercial location secured to start a small business. Here’s a few important boxes to check on where to find commercial real estate loans and how to get approved for one. Like the name implies, commercial real estate loans are a mortgage loan that applies to a commercial as opposed to a residential property. ... Read More »

How an Economic Boom Can Run Out the Clock

Australia’s run of economic growth has been a marathon, managed in part by savvy policy-making and in part by good fortune. PHOTO: DAN HIMBRECHTS/EPA/SHUTTERSTOCK SYDNEY—U.S. history suggests economic expansions come with expiration dates. Since 1854, the U.S. has experienced 34 expansions, lasting from 10 months to 120. The current one, in its 10th year, is already longer than all but the one ... Read More »

Getting to grips with the challenges facing SA’s economy

Picture: ISTOCK Manufacturing production rose by more than 2% in May, while mining production dropped by more than 2%. And consumer confidence has slipped from its record high. What does this mean for SA’s economy? Investec chief economist Annabel Bishop spoke to Business Day TV to provide more insight into what the numbers mean. Investec chief economist Annabel Bishop talks ... Read More »

China’s Cooling Economy Spells Trouble Ahead for Global Growth

Confirmation that China’s economy is slowing amid an escalating trade war is a worrying omen for global growth. Data released since Friday has affirmed what’s been expected for some time: That an ongoing campaign to curtail credit is putting the brakes on the world’s second-largest economy. Given that China generates as much as a third of global growth, that’s adding ... Read More »

Important to support SMEs, startups: BSE CEO

HIGHLIGHTS BSE CEO said it was important to support SMEs and startups because they have the potential of creating wealth He stated that as many as 253 SMEs were listed on BSEs dedicated SME platform and their market capitalisation stood at Rs 22,000 crore BENGALURU: Bombay Stock Exchange MD and CEO Ashishkumar Chauhan on Wednesday emphasised the importance of supporting SMEs and startups despite risk in ... Read More »

Indian startups make a beeline for funding at RISE

Organisers say there is a 40% increase in number of participants this year and more than 500 investors are attending From tattooing to dress rentals to security solutions, there is an astounding variety of Indian startup dreams searching for funding at ‘RISE 2018’, Asia’s largest tech event currently on in this bustling Asian business capital. By a rough count, as ... Read More »

SEBI mulls ‘Snapchat model’ to facilitate listing of Indian startups

Market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) is mulling over implementing a ‘Snapchat model’ for facilitating listing of Indian startups, Business Standard reported. During its initial public offering (IPO) last year, the multimedia messaging app offered shares without any voting rights. The move caught the market’s attention as it allowed founders to tap the market without giving up the freedom on decision-making. ... Read More »

Bank of Baroda to sell Essar Steel debt to Hong Kong’s SC Lowy

Bank of Baroda had reported gross NPAs of ₹ 56,480 crore as on 31 March 2018 compared to ₹ 42,719 crore a year ago. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint Mumbai: State-owned Bank of Baroda is in the process of selling its domestic loan exposure in Essar Steel Ltd worth ₹ 1,200 crore to Hong Kong-based loan and bond trading firm SC Lowy, two ... Read More »