Author Archives: Loknath Das

This Caribbean Bank Wants Chinese Money No One Else Will Touch

The global campaign against money laundering combined with the Panama Papers made the Caribbean islands of sun, sand and offshore banking a near no-go zone for the world’s biggest banks. So the British Virgin Islands has a solution: a bank to service offshore companies, many of them from China, locked out of the global banking system by HSBC Holdings Plc, ... Read More »

Proven Strategies for Building Trust in the New Sharing Economy

While the sharing of resources among individuals is not new, the last five years have seen an explosion in collective sharing thanks to the Internet. From AirBnb and Uber to Car2Go and Rover, the new sharing economy business model gives consumers access to unused goods and services. From power tools to dog sitting to a ride to the airport, the sharing economy is revolutionizing how to acquire ... Read More »

12 Insider Flea Market Selling Tips to Increase Profits

Selling at flea markets doesn’t just mean clearing out some junk from your basement and throwing it on a table. You can actually build a business around selling at flea markets. But you’ll need some flea market sales tips to really increase your profits going forward. Here are some flea market selling tips to make your next flea market sale a ... Read More »

Need to Move Summer Stock? Follow Amazon Prime Day Model

Today, Amazon celebrates Prime Day for members of its Prime program. The special service offers customers free two-day shipping and other benefits. And on this special day — some are calling a Christmas in July and Black Friday in July — members get even better deals. It’s turning into a big shopping day online, to be sure. Small business owners can learn ... Read More »

Trading Calls: Buy Titan, Bajaj Finance, Exide Industries, Say Experts

The stock markets extended record run in trades today with Sensex hitting fresh all-time high of 30,346.79 and Nifty rising to hit record high of 9,450.65. The record run in the stock markets came after a pause on the back of whether department predicting stronger-than-expected rains which will help boost rural incomes for those who are dependent on agriculture for ... 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 »

SBI New ATM, Cash Transactions Service Charges. All You Need To Know

India’s largest lender State Bank of India, revised service charges on various cash transactions for its customers, effective from June 1. Announced in a circular on the SBI website on Thursday morning, the revisions initially created confusion among customers over news that all cash withdrawals through ATM will now be charged at Rs. 25 per transaction. The bank later clarified ... Read More »

20 Surprising Stats About the Gig Economy

More than a fourth of the U.S. is now officially part of the freelance gig economy, a recent report indicates. In the future, more and more people of all ages and ethnicity will declare their independence from the 9-to-5 daily corporate grind for the freedom, autonomy and self-determination that the freelance, gig economy lifestyle brings. So says a new report ... Read More »

Spotlight: CanIRank Helps Businesses Make Sense of SEO

SEO can be an overwhelming and confusing concept for a lot of businesses. Sure, you can access analytics and site data. But figuring out what to do about it can be a whole other story. That’s where CanIRank comes in. The company prides itself on providing actual solutions for businesses based on their online data. Read more about the company ... Read More »

U.S. Bank and Sage Announce AP Optimizer to Streamline Invoice Payments

U.S. Bank (NYSE:USB) and Sage (LON:SGE) announced this week at Sage Summit 2016 in Chicago a new partnership that will benefit Sage customers in the U.S. and Canada. The partnership centers around the introduction of AP Optimizer, an application built by U.S. Bank that lives inside the Sage Live accounting platform. Its purpose, according to Bradley Matthews, head of Middle Market ... Read More »