Business

Striking workers a consequence of failed business models

Two different strikes, separated by economic doctrines but bound together by common grievances, point to the vulnerabilities of the new class of workers in India. The first of these, by the drivers of Ola and Uber cabs demanding the fixing of a base fare for trips along with an increase in the per kilometre fare, started simultaneously in Delhi and ... Read More »

Now, learn on WhatsApp how to run a small business in India

As part of the partnership, WhatsApp and CII will work on enhancing business communication via CII’s SME Technology Facilitation Centre for SMEs, and also develop informative content, both in digital and physical formats, to distribute among entrepreneurs. WhatsApp and CII will conduct on-ground training across India for SMEs to explain the features and best practices on its messaging platform. (Reuters) ... Read More »

Moneycontrol Ultimate Business Quiz #50: Test your knowledge

Q1. Known as a paragon of purism, its history dates back to 1870 and its founder Salvatore Condurro sold pizza fritta (deep-fried pizza) on the street outside his home in Naples. Their handcrafted pizzas have distorted shapes and an uneven distribution of toppings. The pizzeria creates amazing cartwheel pizzas (with a diameter larger than that of the plate beneath it). ... Read More »

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 »