Business

1,700 Startups Will Compete For A Seat In Karnataka Govt. ELEVATE 100 Programme

Karnataka Government has received 1,700 applications for its ELEVATE 100 initiative. Of these, the top 100 startups will be shortlisted to participate in the programme. ELEVATE 100 aims at elevating fledgling startups to the level of commercial success. The programme currently focusses on a number of diverse sectors, including IT, electronic system design manufacturing, animation visual gaming & comics, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, ... Read More »

What is social media and how did it grow so quickly?

You’re more likely than not to have used social media recently, and it’s also likely that the time you’ve spent on the platforms has clocked up at least several hours a month. For instance, 99 per cent of people aged 16-24 in the UK in 2016 said they had used social media within the past week, while they spent close to an hour ... Read More »

Content Is To Marketing As ROI Is To Revenue

We are in a time where brands must act as media companies to manage perception, build loyalty, engage users and proactively affect revenue. And with the information overload epidemic growing, it can be hard to stand out from the crowd no matter how great or innovative your product may be. Content and marketing are one and the same, thus every potential ... Read More »

Google offers job to class 12 govt school student with salary of Rs 12 lakh per month

Dreams do come true. A class 12 student from a government school in Chandigarh who has landed a high-paying job with Google can vouch for it. Harshit Sharma, a student of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 33-B, Chandigarh, has had an extremely fortunate turn in his life, with the internet giant offering him an incredible salary of Rs 4 ... Read More »

FPIs remain bullish on Indian markets, pour $4 bn in July

Overseas investors have pumped a staggering $4 billion into the Indian capital market this month, primarily due to “better prospects” of economic growth as compared to other emerging markets. The latest inflow follows net infusion of Rs.1.6 lakh crore in the previous five months (February-June). In January, they had pulled out Rs.3,496 crore. “FPI inflow could be attributed to relative ... Read More »

This Business is Cashing in on the Coming Eclipse

Can an event that lasts less than three minutes make an impact on your business? One Tennessee company is counting on it. And your business could potentially do the same. The event in question is the total solar eclipse, which will take place on August 21. And American Paper Optics in Bartlett, Tennessee has been planning for this moment for years. The ... Read More »

Government looks to speed up small business rates relief

The government has stepped in to try to speed up business rate relief to thousands of small firms. Businesses in England, hit by huge hikes in their rates bills, were promised millions of pounds in support by the chancellor in March. But months on from the start of the new tax regime in April, many are still waiting for their ... Read More »

10 profitable small businesses you can start with $100 or less

Are you feeling the tug of entrepreneurship? Does the idea of starting a business fill you with excitement? You want to set your own hours, be your own boss, work from home (or maybe the beach) and have no limit to the money you are making. Sounds like a dream. But how do you get started if you don’t have any prior ... Read More »

New Wage Code Bill: A jolt to formal job creation?

The Union cabinet has cleared the labour code on minimum wages.  The wage code bill has proposed a minimum wage of Rs 18,000 which experts say could impact job creation at the entry level since not all companies will be in a position to increase their wage bill across all locations in adherence to the law. Rituparna Chakraborty, Executive Vice ... Read More »

BREAKING: Working in Advertising Not as Great as it Initially Seems?

Remember that study by Robert Half and Happiness Works that found that creatives were happier than those in other profession? According to the report, creatives in the U.S. and Canada “reported the highest levels of on-the-job satisfaction and interest in their work, compared to employees in the accounting and finance, administrative, legal, and technology fields.” Well, if you didn’t believe that, Medium has some ... Read More »