Author Archives: Loknath Das

LiveChat Teams with BotEngine to Make You Available to Customers – Anytime

You want to deliver the best possible customer service for your small business 24/7, but you want to do it without breaking the bank. The new integration between LiveChat and BotEngine will let you create chat bots for any scenario so you can be available anytime for your customers. The new collaboration between LiveChat and BotEngine brings together live customer ... Read More »

Report: Southeast Alaska Economy Struggling, Tourism Excels

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Southeast Alaska was hit hard in 2016 by government job losses and a lull in fishing production, but the tourism industry continues to grow, a state economy expert said. Economic development officials with the Southeast Conference found that the region lost 750 state jobs throughout the past three years, a nearly 15 percent drop, CoastAlaska News reported (http://bit.ly/2g2blP1 ... Read More »

Godrej Agrovet: The challenge of varied businesses under one roof

At the core, Godrej Agrovet has its animal feed business which generated 53% of revenue last fiscal. Its crop protection and oil palm business generated 15% and 10% revenue, respectively. Graphic by Subrata Jana/Mint Godrej Industries Ltd, the promoter of Godrej Agrovet Ltd, is listing its unit at an opportune time. As Sharekhan Ltd points the listing will help unlock ... Read More »

Current account and a coffee? It’s the bank with a barista

A bank with a barista: the newly refurbished Lloyds branch in Market Street, Manchester. Photograph: Jon Super/UNP It looks like a US tech giant’s office, complete with its own coffee shop, chic “breakout pods”, the latest biometric technology and an events programme. But it’s actually a new Lloyds Bank branch in Manchester. Welcome to the new world of the bank ... Read More »

The entrepreneurs leading 8 of the fastest-growing new retailers in the world share their best business advice

The winners of Shopify’s Build a Bigger Business competition are eight of the fastest growing online retailers in the world. They received a week of mentorship from coaches like Tony Robbins and Tim Ferriss at Robbins’ resort in Fiji. Their best advice is centered on increased self-awareness and is universally applicable. Starting and growing a business can be a lonely, ... Read More »

To Succeed In Business, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Study Says

New ventures often begin with great expectations about their likely success, whether it’s the beginning of a new business or even a relationship. So why are we so often disappointed with the results when things don’t develop as we thought they would? Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business’s assistant professor Daniel Feiler and his co-author Jordan Tong, an assistant professor at ... Read More »

Why Your Business Desperately Needs Adventure

As Helen Keller said, “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all”. And while we all want more adventure in our personal lives, what about our professional lives? Though it might sound bizarre, adding adventure to your business can help turbocharge innovation, spot uncommon connections and keep your team motivated, inspired and committed to finding potent solutions. However, ... Read More »

Top stocks in focus on Monday, 25 September, 2017

Now-hot-now-cold war cries on the Korean Peninsula, distress signs in the domestic economy and rapid exit of foreign portfolio money all hemmed in to drag the domestic stock market last week, and mutual funds were no longer able to cushion that fall. For some, it’s a wait-and-watch situation now; for others, it’s a stock-picking opportunity. We scoured news sources for events and triggers that ... Read More »

What changed for the market while you were sleeping? 15 things you should know

The Nifty could see a subdued opening, largely tracking the trends on the SGX Nifty, but global markets’ move could keep the Street on its feet. Frontline indices witnessed a major correction on Friday, with the Nifty closing 157.50 points lower at 9,964.4. The 50-share index, which started with a gap on the lower side, witnessed sustained selling pressure from ... Read More »

Finance Entrepreneurs Want To Make It Safer for Banks To Work With Cannabusiness

Dockside Marijuana Store in Seattle One of the hardest things for a legal marijuana business to do is open a bank account, because Federal law prohibits it. In Washington state, which will sell about $1B of marijuana this year, just a handful of small banks and credit unions offer banking to cannabis businesses. Two entrepreneurs in Chicago with backgrounds in ... Read More »