Tag Archives: Business

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 »

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 »

Technology, innovation lend a new lease of life to business cards

Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint There was a time when company executives would travel with leather-bound business card holders and have a Rolodex placed aesthetically on their desk. As professional networking sites are proliferating, card holders and Rolodexes are becoming passé. Business cards though are not going out of fashion anytime soon—they continue to evolve with the times. It is now no ... Read More »

How to Get an Intern in Your Small Business

  Internships are a win-win in business. An internship acts as an opportunity for a student to get real-world business experience and learn more about their chosen field. For the business, the intern acts as a cheap source of labor for a period of time. As long as you are willing to invest time to teach the intern something valuable ... Read More »

How the Latest Paul Manafort Revelations Fit with Trump’s Business Model

Trump Organization executives spent years making deals while having no reason to imagine that they would ever face scrutiny. What e-mails and documents are out there for Mueller to find? Photograph by Patrick Fallon / ZUMA Wire / Alamy Earlier this week, the Washington Post reported that Paul Manafort, when he was running Donald Trump’s campaign last year, sought to use his position ... Read More »

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 »

Microsoft Reports Cloud Business Growth, Sidesteps Job Cut Questions

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft said it made a profit of $6.5 billion About $7.4 billion of the revenue came from “intelligent cloud” offerings Cloud-based products like Office 365 rose in the quarter Microsoft on Thursday reported that its quarterly earnings was lifted on the back of its shift to focusing on computing services hosted in the Internet cloud. The US technology giant ... Read More »

The Best Business Reads of August

Each month, the editors of The Atlantic’s Business Channel share the most interesting pieces of journalism about money and economics from around the web. This month’s picks include a commentary on segregation in Los Angeles, the tech investor Ellen Pao writing on sexism in Silicon Valley, a look at how NBA stars are investing their money, and an analysis of how ... Read More »

6 Steps Towards Starting a Business

Most people merely think of launching a business and chicken out. There are too many details to figure out; so most entrepreneurs stop early in the process because they believe they don’t have the skills it takes to make it as a successful small business owner. In reality, nearly everyone has what it takes to build a thriving business — ... Read More »

Four Lessons For The Underdog On How To Win In Business

Shutterstock The biblical story of David and Goliath is one pondered every day by many in the business world who face adversity and adversaries that seem unconquerable. As stories go, this one is captivating because it pits a seemingly weaker opponent, David, against the almighty Goliath, who is self-assured in his size and power and is self-touted as the “invincible ... Read More »