Tag Archives: Business

Digital lending startups enter classrooms to grow business

While it might push up interest rates, in many cases institutes are open to bearing the interest rates, since quick financing options give them more applicants. BENGALURU: Digital lending startups have started giving out loans for education and professional courses, expanding from focusing mostly on the personal loans and consumer lending space. Bengaluru-based Zest Money is betting big on lending for professional education purposes ... Read More »

How To Obtain An Alcohol License For Your Business

It is no secret that you cannot serve or sell alcoholic beverages to your customers without an alcohol license. Failure to obtain an alcohol license could result in a fine, cease and desist order or even jail time. Luckily, you can still receive your alcohol license before your grand opening. Follow these steps to obtain the right alcohol license for ... Read More »

CCI fines Jet Airways, InterGlobe Aviation, SpiceJet for unfair business practices

According to the regulator, the airlines acted in a concerted manner in fixing and revising the FSC rates in violation of competition norms that prohibit anti-competitive agreements, including cartels. Photo: Reuters New Delhi: The Competition Commission of India (CCI) on Wednesday imposed a total fine of more than Rs54 crore on Jet Airways, InterGlobe Aviation and SpiceJet for unfair business practices ... Read More »

Trump tax bill drives world markets to record highs – business live

The New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images City unhappy about Barnier’s Brexit views Britain’s financial sector has reacted badly to the news that Brussels won’t accept a special deal for the City of London after Brexit. Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator, told the Guardian that the UK couldn’t have a bespoke deal that gave preferential treatment to certain ... Read More »

5 metrics to evaluate life insurance business

Till now you have interacted with life insurance companies as a customer, and so you needed to understand the different products they sold, embedded costs, performance record of the insurer and processes of making a claim. But last year, with ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Co. Ltd going public, followed by two other insurers this year namely SBI Life Insurance Co. ... Read More »

Ola acquires Foodpanda to enter food delivery business in India; to invest another $200 million

Ola’s rivalry with Uber has just entered a whole new dimension. Seven months after Uber launched its on-demand food delivery app UberEATs in India, Ola on Tuesday announced that it will acquire Foodpanda’s India business. In the bargain, the food delivery business in the country is likely to get a big boost, much to the delight of couch potato foodies. ... Read More »

Saudi’s $19 Billion Stimulus Will Prioritize Housing and Small Business

Saudi Arabia on Thursday unveiled a 72 billion-riyal ($19.2 billion) program to bolster private-sector growth, with money to support housing construction as well as fee waivers for small businesses, Commerce and Investment Minister Majid Al-Qasabi said. The package, part of a four-year, 200 billion-riyal stimulus program announced last year, contains 17 separate initiatives the government hopes will result in direct and ... Read More »

Small Business Groups Prefer Senate Tax Cut, But Mostly Don’t Love It

House Republicans appear to have largely given into their Senate colleagues on a tax cut bill, news reports suggest. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Bloomberg) You might have thought that when it comes to the competing tax cut bills that have been duking it out behind closed doors at the Capitol, advocates for small business would feel like they’re living in ... Read More »

Morneau’s small business tax changes promise simpler rules for income sprinkling

Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau on Wednesday released new rules to clarify how family members will be treated under tax changes for small businesses. (Fred Chartrand/Canadian Press) The federal government has unveiled its new proposal to curb “income sprinkling” by some small business owners to family members, with substantive changes to a much-criticized initial proposal unveiled in the summer. But ... Read More »

UPS Store steps up to help small businesses ‘close the deal’ on Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is a big deal for many independent businesses, with millions of shoppers expected to shop small on Saturday, November 25. Not all business owners will win the day simply by opening, however – they need to close deals by turning browsers into buyers and repeat customers, and the UPS Store is helping by offering a Closer Kit. The Small Business ... Read More »