Business

Unclear GST rules blindside Indian businesses

NEW DELHI, JULY 27:   The Goods and Services Tax was meant to unify the $2 trillion economy and make it easier for companies to transact across state borders. Nearly a month on, many are finding that doing business is more complicated than ever. Ambiguous rules under the new multi-rate GST tax that went into effect on July 1 have left ... Read More »

A media company known for supermarket magazines is upending the digital publishing model

Bauer Xcel Media US wants to be at the forefront of using data and analytics. The US digital offshoot of the German media giant encourages its editors and sales teams to collaborate Bauer editors take into account what content will make the most money from ads when making decisions on what to cover. Editors are supposed to think about what their readers ... Read More »

Prince William quits his day job to become a full-time Royal

Prince William is set to become a full time Royal tonight after he finishes his current night shift as a helicopter rescue pilot. Today is the Duke of Cambridge’s last day working for the East Anglian Air Ambulance service, where he has been stationed for the last two years. The Duke’s resignation was announced in May. “It has been a ... Read More »

Facebook flush with advertising money

Facebook revenues and profits soared in the most recent quarter, as advertising dollars poured into the social media company and users continued to flock to the site. More than two billion people – more than a quarter of the world’s population – log into the site every month, a powerful draw for advertisers. The firm said revenues hit $9.3bn (£7.09bn) ... Read More »

Should You Automate Your Instagram Marketing?

If you’re halfway through the year and your 2017 Instagram goals are starting to feel a bit too ambitious, bots may sound like a good answer. Instagram automation tools help tons of accounts reach new audiences with algorithms that target users using generic comments, likes and follows, which every so often leads to those users checking out your account and, hopefully, ... Read More »

How can startups take the nearest exit to success

India is working hard to be counted as a mature startup hub globally. The question is whether this reputation would still hold true if the ecosystem does not see a constant stream of healthy exits across sectors. At a global level, India can be counted among the top few when it comes to startup exits. According to YourStory data, a ... Read More »

4 Success Tips From Small Businesses That Are Doing It Right

Sometimes the most valuable advice comes from your fellow entrepreneurs, not the CEO of a Fortune 500 company. At Facebook, we know that behind every business is a person, and behind every person is a story – with insights and advice to share. That’s why we created the Small Business Council which consists of entrepreneurs who share a common belief ... Read More »

Business secretary to announce investment in battery technology

Greg Clark, the secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy. Photograph: Richard Gardner/Rex/Shutterstock A £246m investment in developing battery technology in Britain is to be launched by the government as part of its drive towards what it says is a modern industrial strategy. The business and energy secretary, Greg Clark, will announce the funding, including a £45m competition to ... Read More »

SCORE: Small business real estate more than location

Location, location, location. If only choosing a site for your small business was that simple. The truth is that there are many factors to consider before signing a lease and I’d like to share just a few from my own commercial real estate and small business experience, as well as a recent SCORE webinar. Demographics should be at the top ... Read More »

Social media weaning away time spent on newspapers,TV: Assocham

NEW DELHI, JULY 23:   Social media platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and others are rapidly changing the reading and viewing habits of an increasing number of people, mostly youngsters, according to Assocham. Based on an analysis of responses from just 235 families, the industry body claimed that Indians residing in big cities are now spending less than half the time ... Read More »