Business

Govt sets terms for business deregistering brands for lower GST

The government today said businesses that want to deregister their brands for availing the benefit of lower GST will have to file an affidavit before the tax commissioner about forgoing the rights. Also, the businesses will have to print in indelible ink on containers in which they are selling cereals, pulses, flours that they have voluntarily foregone actionable claim or ... Read More »

Income Tax Scare For Startups For Issuing Preference Shares At A Premium Over Fair Market Value; Tax Experts Also Under Scanner For Valuation Of Startups

In a tax scare for startups, the Income Tax department has sent notices to startups and unlisted subsidiaries of some major Indian companies and multinationals for raising funds through preference shares in excess of what it considers the fair market value. The department has sent notices to about 200 entities under Section 56(2)(vii)(b) of the Income Tax Act, 1961, in ... Read More »

Jokowi suggests universities to offer social media program

The President himself is very active on social media as he does video blogging on his YouTube channel and regularly updates his Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. (Shutterstock/File) Amid his busy schedule, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo made time to attend the 60th Dies Natalis anniversary of Padjadjaran University (Unpad) in Bandung held on Sept. 11 at the Graha Sanusi Hardjadinata, Unpad. ... Read More »

How to Ace This Year’s Back-to-School Email Marketing Campaign: A Study Guide

The days are getting shorter, the air is becoming crisp, and despite the wishes of kids and adults alike, the sun is definitely setting on summer. While waving goodbye to a season characterized by great weather, seemingly endless vacations and relaxation is no walk in the park, the end of summer does have it perks, the most notable being back-to-school shopping. ... Read More »

How To Use LinkedIn To Land Your Dream Job

Shutterstock With all the networking sites out there, LinkedIn is still my favorite resource to recommend to my clients. And while I know that not everyone is as jazzed as I am about Linkedin (as a career coach, I can’t help it!), it’s powerful and worth learning. Not only can you view an array of opportunities on the market, but ... Read More »

What you need to know in advertising today

Facebook wants to turn Instagram Stories into the next big ad platform, and is trying to get brands of all sizes embrace it. The company today unveiled a number of updates that make it easier for brands and businesses of all sizes to advert ize on the platform, including a new uploading tool that lets marketers who already produce Instagram ... Read More »

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Highlight Small Businesses’ Need to be Prepared

With recovery starting after Hurricane  Harvey in Houston and Floridians just beginning to emerge after Hurricane Irma, it a good reminder for  small businesses everywhere to rethink their preparedness.  Meanwhile businesses in both locations will be facing the challenge to try to rebuild. Small Businesses After Disasters Big box retailers and huge businesses in the area are more likely to have ... Read More »

What America would look like if it guaranteed everyone a job

People Demanding Action Imagine if a well-paying job, with benefits and a high enough salary to pay for rent, transportation, and food, were a human right. Imagine the US federal government established a policy whereby anyone who didn’t have a job and wanted one could go into a local office for a government agency — call it the Works Progress Administration — ... Read More »

Digital Advertising Spends To Triple In Next 3 Years

Thanks to explosive growth in smart phones, rapid internet penetration and cheaper data rates, there is some good news for all digital platforms. Digital advertising spends are set to triple very quickly to cross Rs 23,790 crore by 2020 from Rs 6,830 crore in 2016. Also, as the percentage share of the overall advertising pie, the share of digital advertising ... Read More »

Pound boosted by UK manufacturing growth – as it happened

The pound rose above $1.32 on Friday after stronger-than-expected manufacturing data. Output in the sector grew by 0.5% in July, boosted by car production Photograph: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images Closing summary Before we close up for the day, let’s take a look at how European markets are performing. It’s a fairly mixed bag: FTSE 100: -0.4% at 7,369 Germany’s DAX: ... Read More »