Tag Archives: businesses

Beware: Businesses avoiding GST, council deliberating crackdown

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is all set to chair her first meeting of the GST council on Friday. The newly appointed finance minister will preside over a gamut of issues including the issue of businesses avoiding GST, which has become evident in the wake of declining GST collections. Agenda: Checking GST evasion The council at its 35th meeting… Read More »

WhatsApp Business for iPhone Launched in Beta for Small Businesses: Report

The beta version of “WhatsApp Business” — a free-to-download communication tool specifically designed for small businesses — has been made available for iPhone users. “After the launch of the official WhatsApp Business for Android, which is a compatible version for iOSand a lot of users had asked, today it is finally available in beta,” WABetaInfo, a fan site that tests… Read More »

Interim budget directly benefits consumption and rural businesses

Prateek Pant The Interim Budget 2019 was cleverly presented laced with populist announcements for salaried & lower middle class and focused attempts on welfare of population at the bottom of the pyramid. A significant concern remains – widening fiscal deficit which will create pressure on inflation & currency thus keeping interest rates at elevated levels. The Indian economy… Read More »

Global businesses join hands for accelerating workplace inclusion of LGBTI community

By 2020, the project will enlist 50-100 companies from World Economic Forum members and beyond to join the Partnership for Global LGBTI Equality to implement UN LGBTI Standards. Global businesses join hands for accelerating workplace inclusion of LGBTI community  |  Photo Credit: Getty Images Davos: Global businesses led by giants like Microsoft and Mastercard have collaborated with the World Economic… Read More »

The Four Web Design Trends Businesses Should Actually Care About

Shutterstock In business, first impressions matter, and I’m not talking about your elevator pitch. It only takes a person 50 milliseconds (that’s 0.05 seconds) to form an opinion about your website. For some, this first impression of your website is the only impression they’ll ever form about your business. So, how do you make a good first impression — and make it last?… Read More »

How to make businesses GST-compliant? Make GST business-compliant

The market encourages suppliers who are GST-compliant. Photo: Mint The goods and services tax (GST) is a fundamental revolution in the way we think about indirect taxes. It has created a single market, helping move goods seamlessly across states. The GST system has enrolled close to 10 million businesses onto a single national technology backbone, the GSTN (GST… Read More »

WhatsApp Business App Launched for Small Businesses; Only Available on Android for Now

The WhatsApp Business standalone app was announced by Facebook on Wednesday in an effort to make business communication with customers more streamlined for SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) on the popular messaging platform. A part of its WhatsApp for Business initiative that was first officially announced back in September last year and tested with businesses like BookMyShow and MakeMyTrip in India since, the… Read More »

The A to Z of Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and ICOs for Small Businesses

Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) have been a hot topic in finance circles this year. Bitcoin skyrocketed to almost $20,000, causing some businesses to get involved in bitcoin primarily to ride the hype. It then lost 30 percent in one day which led to suspended trading. 16+ million Bitcoins valued at more than $213… Read More »

TUC and businesses urge Theresa May to act on rights of migrants

Leaders say uncertainty over 3.2m EU citizens in UK will inflict ‘serious damage’ on economy British business and the trade union movement have made an unprecedented joint demand to Theresa May to guarantee immediately the rights of European Union migrants to remain in the UK, warning that further uncertainty will inflict serious damage on the British economy. In… Read More »

TOP 10 CITIES FOR WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES IN AMERICA

The financial website WalletHub wanted to know what places offered the best environment for women entrepreneurs . So it looked at the 100 largest metropolitan regions in the country. It compared them across 10 key metrics, indicating friendliness toward female entrepreneurs, and included measures such as average revenue growth of women-owned businesses, presence of women’s business centers and… Read More »