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SICCI holds session on business opportunities in South Africa

(from left) R Ganapathi, Senior Vice President, SICCI; Ben Joubert, Deputy High Commissioner of South Africa to India and MM Murugappan, Vice Chairman, Murugappa Group and Honorary Consul of South Africa in Chennai at an interactive session on ‘Doing Business with South Africa’, in Chennai on Monday. – Bijoy Ghosh CHENNAI, SEPTEMBER 11:   To enhance business cooperation between India and ... Read More »

25 Employee Appreciation Ideas Perfect for Small Business Owners

According to data compiled by Socialcast, 85 percent of workers like having their efforts recognized at work. But more than half feel like they’re not receiving enough recognition. Employee Appreciation Ideas If you have a team working for your small business, recognizing the efforts of your employees can go a long way toward making them happy at work and reducing turnover. Here ... Read More »

25 Tools That Help with Inventory Management for Small Business

Inventory management goes much further than merely keeping on track of products. Inventory management tools and software eliminates much of the guesswork, giving companies greater control of their business. Small Business Inventory Software Take a look at the following 25 designed to streamline inventory management for small businesses. Unleashed Unleashed is an inventory management system that allows small businesses to manage inventory ... 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 »

Google makes listing your businesses easier

There is no denying that a large number of customers today use the internet as a primary source for gathering information. Hence, it is pertinent that the information about your business on search engines should be correct and reflect the best of your enterprise. Keeping this in mind, Google has made it easier for an owner to manage the information ... Read More »

Sales accounted under GST could distort September quarter picture

Investors are in for a surprise when the September quarter results are declared. This will be the first earnings season post-goods and services tax (GST) and differences in how sales will be recorded now are likely to distort reported growth figures. Companies have cautioned about this in their analyst meets and conference calls. Some may provide some comparison to help ... Read More »

Urjit Patel: An RBI governor who doesn’t talk but acts

Raghuram Rajan had taken over as governor of the central bank in the world’s fastest-growing major economy in the thick of the taper tantrum in September 2013 when the local currency was depreciating every day against the dollar and inflation was in double digits. His predecessor D Subbarao had witnessed the collapse of iconic US investment bank Lehman Brothers a ... Read More »

Canadian investment guru Prem Watsa to launch first Invest India Conference

Indo-Canadian investment guru Prem Watsa, considered the Canadian equivalent of legendary American investor Warren Buffett, is launching a new initiative this week to bring a sense of urgency to economic ties between India and Canada. The chairman and CEO of the Toronto-based Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd is the prime mover behind the inaugural Invest India Conference scheduled for September 8. ... Read More »

The 7 Top Retail Risk Factors Your Small Business Faces

If you believe the headlines, retail is on its way to extinction. While this may be an overstatement, what are the actual risks facing retailers today? The 2017 BDO Retail RiskFactor Report ranked the biggest risks threatening retailers. Here are seven of the top items on the list and what you can do to defend against them. Top Risks from the 2017 BDO ... Read More »

50 Small Business Ideas for the Homebody

Want to start a business from the comfort of your own home? There are plenty of business opportunitiesout there for homebodies. So if you’re looking for a way to make some money without having to be away from home most days, here are 50 ideas. Stay at Home Business Ideas for the Homebody Virtual Assistant Virtual assistants work on a contract basis ... Read More »