Business

64 Percent of Small Businesses Can’t Track Printer Usage or Costs — And They Really Should!

Almost two thirds, or 64 percent, of small businesses can’t track how much their print devices cost them nor can they track their usage. And if you are not able to track these basic stats in your business, you will not know how much is being wasted. The How to Optimize Your IT Budget With Smarter Document Management (PDF) report and The State ... 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 »

Bengaluru, Delhi, Mumbai start-ups received nearly 80% of funding deals in last 5 years

Key highlights: Over the last five years, 79% of the funding deals went to start-ups based in these three cities Bengaluru and Delhi claiming the majority of the country’s 10 unicorns Bengaluru had the greatest number of deals over the past five years in India at 30% Start-ups in Bengaluru, Delhi and Mumbai together claim three-fourths of India’s start-up deals. Over the last five ... Read More »

Public sector banks’ consolidation will not lead to job losses: Official

Any possible merger of public sector banks (PSB) will not lead to job losses, a senior government official said today. “No employee will lose job. That part has been taken care of,” the official said, adding that any probable consolidation among banks will eventually lead to reduction in credit risk concentration, increase competitiveness, and increase the lenders’ ability to extend ... Read More »

Festive weekends bolster cinema advertising industry

Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar in a still from ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’. New Delhi: For Akshay Kumar’s satirical comedy Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, an Independence Day holiday weekend release, digital cinema distribution network UFO Moviez reported a 70% increase in advertiser interest compared to a regular Friday. In April, director S.S. Rajamouli’s war epic Baahubali 2: The Conclusion had proven disproportionately large for ... 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 »

A fundamental right to create jobs

Farmers have the potential to emerge as the largest direct and indirect job creators in the economy. Photo: Bloomberg During his fourth Independence Day address, Prime Minister Narendra Modi implored the youth to generate employment rather than just seek jobs. He listed out several initiatives of his government to facilitate entrepreneurship. These include access to credit, ease of getting clearances, ... Read More »

Pizza Is Selling Like Hotcakes On Facebook…And Other Small Business Tech News This Week

Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them? 1 — Americans love ordering pizza on Facebook. In an effort to evolve to better serve their customers while also offering them more convenience, many restaurants are now letting patrons pay for their food using their Facebook and Amazon accounts. ... Read More »

Social media didn’t kill email — but it did change it

Too much digital ink has been spilled over the apparent demise of email. “What’s to replace email,” and “why email is dead,” are all well-worn topics musing over a thin premise: social media will replace the well-worn 45-year-old medium. Yes, social media and collaboration platforms are now established, critical work tools. But these tools work alongside email, each channel complementing ... Read More »

Immersv raises $10.5M to shake up mobile advertising with some VR flair

While VR has shown consumers a great deal of what’s possible when it comes to immersive experiences, the world of potential that VR opens to advertisers has not been explored so heavily, Immersv, a mobile 360 VR ad network, wants to use the strengths of VR to improve mobile advertising, not only on headset but smartphones as well. For now, the ... Read More »