Business

Why stock market investors should be closely watching bond yields

Timing bear markets is never easy, but it’s even more so with fixed income. When they do occur, they are often fairly quick in nature. Both instances of sovereign bonds cheapening in 2018 have been characterized by such behavior. In February, stock markets were roiled by the 40 basis point rise in 10-year U.S. yields . Yields have an inverse ... Read More »

Einhorn on Tesla: ‘Like Lehman, we think the deception is about to catch up’

Hedge fund manager David Einhorn is blasting Tesla again. The investor compared the electric car maker to his most famous and prescient bearish call on Lehman Brothers. “Like Lehman, we think the deception is about to catch up to TSLA,” Einhorn said in an investor letter Friday. “Lehman threatened short sellers, refused to raise capital (it even bought back stock), and management ... Read More »

Wow! African American Small Business Ownership Up 400% in a Year, Survey Reveals

The number of African American small business owners in the United States has increased by a staggering 400% in just a year. This was the finding of a survey from the small business financing company, Guidant Financial. The State of a Small Business survey interviewed more than 2,600 small business owners and entrepreneurs, both male and female. African American Small Business Statistics ... Read More »

58% of Small Business Owners Say Business is Good, Up 39% from Last Year, Survey Says

The confidence among small business owners is at record highs, and the results from the quarterly CNBC/SurveyMonkey Small Business Survey has revealed as much. Q3 2018 CNBC SurveyMonkey Small Business Confidence Index More than half or 58% of small business owners in the survey said their overall business conditions are good, which is up by five percentage points from the second quarter’s ... Read More »

More Than Half of Small Business Owners Expect Revenue Growth, TD Bank Reports

Optimism is high among small business owners, with revenue and staff growth on the mind of many in the U.S. This was one of the findings of TD Bank’s annual Small Business Survey, which found 53% of small businesses planned to grow in 2018, up from 46% in 2017. The number of small business owners planning to recruit more staff increased ... Read More »

7 Most Useful Small Business Apps from Apple’s Online Store

When the Apple App store recently celebrated it’s 10th anniversary, it marked a milestone for small businesses. Since 2008 when the store opened with 500 apps, the shop has blossomed with customers in more than 155 countries. For the last decade, the online store has been helping small businesses too find the best resources for their iPads and iPhones. Best Apps for Small ... Read More »

71% of Consumers Watch Videos on Social Media to Laugh, Report Says

One of the great joys in life is laughter, and when it comes to consumers on social media, 71% said it is one of the reasons they watch videos. The 2018 Sprout Social Index report surveyed consumers and marketers to determine where in the funnel social marketing effort must be targeted. It is critically important to define this target because social media ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

How Can Entrepreneurs Prioritize Demands And Projects: Nine Best Tips

All photos courtesy of individual members. As an entrepreneur, you may feel like you are getting pulled in a million directions. You have emails to attend to, clients to keep happy, and employees to watch over. Making time for it all can be daunting and overwhelming. Add in the unplanned and unexpected, and you have a recipe for overload. Staying ... Read More »