Business

In-office medical advertising startup Outcome Health reportedly misled advertisers

Some employees at Outcome Health, which provides advertising for pharmaceutical companies in screens within doctors’ offices, allegedly misled advertisers by charging them for ad placements on more video screens than the company had installed, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. The startup installs screens in doctors’ offices free of charge and then runs advertisements like those for pharmaceutical ... Read More »

Small business lending in Mexico gets a boost

Micro-lending and small business financing are a critical component of economic growth in around the world, and the need for access to low-cost capital is especially important in developing countries. The Catch-22 is that these countries are also the ones where the lending markets are the least developed and where most financial institutions are reluctant to lend money to people ... Read More »

Startups among finalists for AppsAfrica Innovation Awards

The annual awards are now in their third year, and attracted over 300 submissions from 31 countries. Kenyan emergency response startup Flare and Nigerian fintech startup Kudi are nominees for the Best Social and Messaging Award, alongside US solution Juntos, South Africa’s 1Fetch and Nigeria’s Wetin Dey. Nigerian e-health startup Medsaf is nominated for the Disruptive Innovation Award. alongside the likes of South Africa’s What3Words and Tanzania’s Trend Solar, while Ghana’s Asoriba earns a nomination for ... Read More »

ADP Reports Overall Job Losses at Small Businesses for First Time This Year

Small businesses are seeing overall job losses for the first time this year, but the news is not all bad. September 2017 ADP Small Business Report According to the September 2017 ADP Small Business Report small businesses lost 7,000 jobs overall last month. This is the first month this year that ADP (NASDAQ:ADP) is reporting job losses rather than large job gains at ... Read More »

GST tweaked, relief for small businesses

October 6, 2017: The GST Council, chaired by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, met in New Delhi today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked the GST Council to review all the problems arising from the new indirect tax regime. The council deliberated on GSTN glitches and issues faced by exporters. Jaitley addressed the media after the meeting. Change in rates ... Read More »

GST Council Meets Today, Breather Likely for Small Businesses

New Delhi: The all-powerful Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council will hold its 22nd meeting on Friday and is likely to consider relaxing the return filing cycle for small and medium enterprises. Implemented on July 1, the GST replaced 17 central and state taxes to unite the country as one market but has been facing starting trouble. Among the challenges are ... Read More »

4 Big Business Strategies That Small Businesses Can Use

Eventually, you would want your small business to grow into a big business, right? Many start-ups and small businesses get intimidated in a competitive marketplace. There are many big-business growth strategies that might work for you. While not every strategy will work for a small business, there are some strategies that small businesses can use: Market segmentation: If you are starting ... Read More »

Bluecore marketing automation platform raises $35 million in Series C

Bluecore, the automated marketing platform for ecommerce brands, has today announced the close of a $35 million Series C round of funding. Norwest Venture Partners led the round, with participation from existing investors including Georgian Partners, FirstMark Capital, and Felicis Ventures. As part of the deal, NVP’s Scott Beechuk will join the board of directors at Bluecore. When Bluecore first launched in ... Read More »

Does age determine media habits in Switzerland?

  As media changes, all generations in Switzerland are forced to adapt. (Keystone) Old broadsheet or young app? Discussions about media in Switzerland (and elsewhere) often conjure notions of a generational divide, but how we consume information may transcend questions of age. When swissinfo.ch went to talk media habits recently with a group of teenagers (16-18) in a Bernese secondary ... Read More »

Tech & future of jobs: Time to incentivise human capital

The rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) has already started to impact the jobs market. How do these changes matter to us, and specifically how do they impact entrepreneurs?  Twenty years ago, there was no Google. The founder of the world’s largest social media network Mark Zuckerberg was a 13-year-old teenager, probably trying to find his bearings between ... Read More »