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Why business must pay attention to branding and marketing to scale up

How do you position your brand for two different customer segments at two ends of the service offering? How do you reach out to a fragmented and dispersed audience spread all over the globe? How do you accelerate the sales process and close the deal faster? How do you ease the resistance to change, especially for a novel product disrupting ... Read More »

Trade and Business Bodies in J&K Are Taking on Communal Forces

The Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry did not support the bandh (pictured above) called by the Jammu Bar Association. Credit: PTI/File As communal tensions ferment in the Jammu region following the arrest of eight persons accused by the Jammu and Kashmir crime branch for the rape and murder of an eight-year-old Bakarwal Muslim girl, the Jammu Bar Association dominated ... Read More »

IDBI Bank to close loss-making branches, limit NPAs and focus on retail to get out of PCA: Deputy MD

IDBI Bank hopes to come out of the regulatory restrictive Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) after taking a host of measures, including closure/merger of branches, conversion of 31 loss-making branches into outlets, divestment in non-core assets, setting up of separate stressed assets management group and focus on retail and good quality corporate business. Amid talks of part stake sale by the ... Read More »

25 Do’s and Don’ts to Make Your Small Business More Profitable

Small businesses can struggle with profitability for a number of different reasons. They keep prices too low. They focus more on big picture ideas than real consumers. They have way, way too many expenses. The list goes on and on. But even if your business doesn’t make a lot of money early on, the goal should eventually be to sustain ... Read More »

Slack Seeks Solution for Outage Problem and your Business Should Look for Workarounds

Small team collaboration favorite Slack is seeking a solution to its excessive outages, but in the meantime, your small business needs a contingency plan. Slack is one of the leading collaboration platforms among small businesses. Thousands are using Slack to connect teams in the same building or around the world on projects big and small. But there’s a problem. Slack tends to ... Read More »

I-T dept names and shames 24 defaulters owing Rs 490 crore in taxes

The income taxdepartment on Thursday released a pan-India list of 24 defaulting individuals and companies who owe about Rs 490 crore in taxes to the exchequer but have either gone untraceable or have reported inadequate assets for payment of dues. The department issued an advertisement as part of its name and shame defaulters policy in leading national dailies titled ‘List ... Read More »

Hiranandani family to invest Rs 3,500 crore in oil and gas projects

Niranjan Hiranandani’s family is investing around Rs3,500 crore to build liquified natural gas (LNG) terminals in Maharashtra and West Bengal, in a diversification for the Mumbai-based developer who built the iconic 250-acre Hiranandani Gardens township in suburban Powai. Led by Darshan Hiranandani, Niranjan’s son, H-Energy (formerly known as Hiranandani Energy) expects to start commercial operation of its first LNG terminal ... Read More »

After Tencent and Ctrip, Bank of East Asia eyes more partners for virtual banking

Bank of East Asia, which has teamed up with internet giant Tencent Holdings and online travel provider Ctrip, is seeking more tech partners to develop its virtual banking services, according to deputy chief executive Adrian Li Man-kiu. Hong Kong Monetary Authority, the city’s central bank, which is aggressively pushing the local banking sector to develop fintech, plans to issue its ... Read More »

The benefits of diversification and pitfalls of over-diversification

Diversification is a very wide term. Applied to investing, diversification refers to adding more than one type of security or asset to your overall financial portfolio. Many average investors do this by default, when they buy small amounts of gold for the future, along with putting money in a fixed deposit and having a second apartment that they may have ... Read More »

Cisco, Intuit and 31 other stocks are leading the market out of correction

Traders react after the closing bell on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). More than 60 percent of the companies in the S&P 500 broke to new highs during January’s new year rally, and a diverse group are among the first to make a comeback after February’s correction. In the S&P 500, 23 stocks bounced back to their 52-week ... Read More »