Author Archives: Loknath Das

Job creation down 1.7 per cent in Feb to 15.03 lakh: ESIC payroll data

NEW DELHI: Job creation dropped by 1.73 per cent in February to 15.03 lakh compared to 15.30 lakh in the same month last year, according to the latest payroll data of the Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC). The data showed that during September 2017 to February 2019, nearly 3 crore new subscribers joined the ESIC scheme. The ESIC has been releasing payroll ... Read More »

RBS tops up small business support fund, downplays Brexit effectRBS tops up small business support fund, downplays Brexit effect

LONDON (Reuters) – British state-controlled lender the Royal Bank of Scotland has doubled its funding pot to support small businesses to 6 billion pounds ($7.8 billion), but says the extra cash is no longer primarily for Brexit-proofing businesses. NatWest, the biggest trading arm of RBS, said it had topped up its so-called Growth Fund in response to high demand from ... Read More »

4 Cash Flow Challenges Facing Small Business Owners Today

You should probably have a good handle on your company’s cash flow, but do you ever wonder how your company compares with other small businesses? Intuit QuickBooks recently released a global study, the State of Small Business Cash Flow, which reveals the cash flow challenges experienced by small business owners and self-employed workers around the world. The study is also an in-depth assessment ... Read More »

Upcoming Training Workshop Teaches You to Better Listen to Your Customers

The ability to listen to your customers more effectively has introduced new challenges and opportunities. Because of digital technology, your customers can let you know how they feel on your website, social media channel, blog, and other outlets. Applied Marketing Science (AMS) is holding a training workshop titled, “Listening to the Voice of the Customer” to teach you how to ... Read More »

Mindset Matters: Small Business, Entrepreneurship And The Empowerment Of The Autism Community

Small business and entrepreneurship are the lifeblood of the American economy. According to the U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are over 28 million small businesses in the United States that comprise 49.2% of private sector employment and are 64% of the net for new private sector jobs. It is the influence of the small business ... Read More »

Disney+ shows, movies to be streamed by Hotstar in India

New Delhi: Last Thursday, Walt Disney Co. announced the November 2019 launch of its highly anticipated, ad-free video streaming service, Disney+, in the US. However, the company is unlikely to launch the platform in India and, instead, route the original content created for the new OTT (over-the-top) service, and its movie library, to Indian audiences through Hotstar, the video streaming service owned by Star ... Read More »

SBA and SCORE Plan 2 Day Virtual Conference for National Small Business Week

Can’t make it to one of the live events happening as part of the National Small Business Week May 5 through May 11?  Then attend a 2-Day Virtual Conference hosted by the Small Business Administration and SCORE instead. Because business owners and entrepreneurs can attend webinars. And they get business advice, access free resources, and network in chat rooms too. ... Read More »

Railway job and the craze to be in ‘driver’s seat’

The perks make up for the stress and long work hours of a loco pilot A day as a train driver is no walk in the park. But despite the long and unearthly working hours, constant stress and skewed work-life balance, the job of the driver, called assistant loco pilot (ALP), is the most sought-after among candidates appearing for the ... Read More »

How Fintech Is Changing The Small Business Game

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and big data will transform financial services and small-business lending long before they impact driverless cars, predicts Harvard Business School Senior Fellow Karen G. Mills. “As we speak, large banks and fintech providers are working on solutions that will dramatically change the options for small businesses.” Her new book, Fintech, Small Business, & the American Dream: How Technology ... Read More »

Twitter Reduces Maximum Number of Accounts Users Can Follow Per Day to 400

You know what used to be a key Twitter “growth hack”? Following a heap of people, giving it a few days to see who follows you back, then unfollowing them all en masse. Rinse and repeat a couple of times per week, and you’ll be on the fast track to thousands of followers. Those followers, of course, likely aren’t engaged ... Read More »