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Anything for this: The costs, benefits of life in elite sport

Mara Abbott on her way to a solo stage victory in Stage 9 of the 2015 Giro Rosa. If I had known as a college freshman — entering into adulthood of honing pure excellence in my tiny sphere, with errors and triumphs and struggles all rolled in — if I had known this fate lay ahead, would I have traded ... 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 »

PayPal shortlists 5 fin-tech startups for India Incubator

Global digital payments company PayPal Holdings, Inc. has shortlisted five fin-tech startups for the fifth edition of its India Incubator Challenge, it said in a media statement. PayPal will be picking up an undisclosed amount of stake in each of the selected startups this year. Launched in 2013 in partnership with The Indus Entrepreneurs, the PayPal Incubator focuses on startups ... 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 »

Songs for the eclipse – 10 of the best

. Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse of the Heart Songwriter Jim Steinman originally penned his 1983 smash from the point of view of a despondent vampire for a proposed musical he wrote based on Nosferatu. Tyler’s sore-throated vocals perfectly matched the strained drama of Steinman’s music. Together, they created both a great pop song and a staggering piece of kitsch. Either ... Read More »

Harry Potter’s childhood home is for sale for $1.2 million

Harry Potter’s childhood home in the film “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows” is on sale for 995,000 euros, or about $1.2 million. The house, which is located in Suffolk, England, is listed with the UK-based real-estate agency Carter Jonas. Here’s a closer look at the enchanting home. [“Source-businessinsider”] Read More »

Google Introduces New Single-Page Website for Business

SEO helps businesses of all kinds optimize their websites to have a presence online. It helps them gain visibility, traffic, and generate leads through business websites that act as a storefront on the web. But what about small businesses? The businesses so small they don’t even need a website? For some small businesses, having a website is more work than it’s worth. For ... Read More »

Man decapitates wife for not quitting job in Pakistan

Initial probe showed that the woman was killed by her husband Afraheem in the name of honour. A man in Pakistan’s Punjab province has decapitated his 37-year-old wife with a chopper for refusing his demand to quit her job, a media report said on Monday. Nasreen, a mother of three and a resident of Shamke Bhattian, was found dead on ... Read More »

The Advertising Club announces nomination list for Marquees 2017

India’s foremost advertising community, The Advertising Club, has unveiled the much-awaited nomination list for Marquees 2017. Presented by News18 India, powered by COLORS and MTV and partnered by One India in its debut edition, Marquees 2017 nomination list includes thought leaders who have been category game changers and innovators. The awards have been adjudged by industry stalwarts including Harsh Goenka, ... Read More »

3 Sales Tips for Your Small Business During the Dog Days of Summer

Late July and August are often known as the “dog days” of summer – high temperatures, slow pace, and a certain lethargy often sets in. Unless you run a seasonal business that benefits from summer tourism, you’re probably finding that your business is having a slower time of year during this season; the phones aren’t ringing as often, foot traffic ... Read More »