Business Management Essentials

Business Management Essentials

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Business Management Essentials
Small business owners are masters of their destiny and it is a known fact that 98% of most business do not survive first year. It’s a daunting task to own a small Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Buffer WhatsApp
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The rise and fall of Bitcoin

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The rise and fall of Bitcoin
THE great Sir Isaac Newton may have revolutionised our knowledge of the world but he still had his blind spots. He was sucked into the great mania of his day, the South Sea Bubble (pictured) and lost a lot of money. “I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people,” […]
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How China won the battle of the yuan

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How China won the battle of the yuan
“THE horse may be out of the proverbial barn.” So wrote Ben Bernanke, a former chairman of the Federal Reserve, in early 2016, arguing that capital controls might be powerless to save China from a run on its currency. He was far from alone at the time. As cash rushed out of the country, analysts […]
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Make Over Your Fashion Business in Four Steps

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Make Over Your Fashion Business in Four Steps
  In the fashion world, we all love a makeover. Sometimes, our business deserves the same treatment. Making over your business could be an option if the current state of your business doesn’t fit your original “vision.” Maybe you have a new vision that you want to make reality. Or the most obvious reason: you’re […]
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The days of the A380 look numbered

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The days of the A380 look numbered
ASK frequent flyers which is their favourite aircraft and most come up with the same answer: the A380 superjumbo made by Airbus, a giant European planemaker. Able to carry 525 passengers in a typical three-class layout, on two full-length decks, the aircraft still feels spacious, with wide aisles and plenty of headroom. Frequent flyers also […]
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India’s tea industry is going through tepid times

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India’s tea industry is going through tepid times
Tasseography in progress BULK tea sales at the offices of J Thomas in Kolkata, which first started auctioning the stuff in 1861, lack the boisterousness of years past. Gone is the noisy trading pit, replaced by a handful of buyers sitting behind their laptops in a silent auditorium. Armed with tasting notes, they bid electronically […]
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Taiwanese bosses are the Chinese-speaking world’s oldest

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Taiwanese bosses are the Chinese-speaking world’s oldest
DESPITE her father’s pleas, Cherry Liu refused to work for the family business, a small electronic-components company founded in 1979 on the outskirts of Taipei. A 34-year-old diamond dealer based in Sydney, Ms Liu says she is simply not passionate about gadgets such as circuit-breakers. Nor are her siblings. Her 64-year-old father cannot find a […]
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Spotify opts for an unusual way of going public

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Spotify opts for an unusual way of going public
FOR seasoned bankers and starry-eyed entrepreneurs alike, doing an IPO, or initial public offering, is synonymous with the very idea of taking a firm public. No wonder, then, that the decision by Spotify, a music-streaming service, to opt for an unconventional alternative called a “direct listing” has prompted debate. Instead of paying investment banks hefty […]
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Predicting doom for the bond market

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Predicting doom for the bond market
INVESTORS are dragging their attention away from the stockmarket for a moment to figure out what is going on in the other main part of their portfolios: government bonds. Yields have been rising so far this year and Bill Gross, one of the sector’s gurus, has said the long bull market (which dates back to […]
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Investment banks’ cull of company analysts brings dangers

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Investment banks’ cull of company analysts brings dangers
THEY are not extinct, nor even on the endangered-species list. But company analysts, once among the most prestigious professionals in the stockmarket, are being culled. New European rules, with the catchy name of MiFID2, have just dealt analysts another blow. A study by Greenwich Associates estimates that the research budget may drop by 20% this […]
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Salesmate vs. Pipedrive: Which CRM can help me grow my small budget startup

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Salesmate vs. Pipedrive: Which CRM can help me grow my small budget startup
Customer relation management (CRM) is an integral part of a business model. It facilitates the companies to maintain productive relations with the loyal customers while opens channels of communicat… Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Buffer WhatsApp
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How Technology is Helping Small Businesses to Work Smarter

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How Technology is Helping Small Businesses to Work Smarter
Technology is helping small businesses, companies and organizations all over the world to work smarter.It makes business management effective and efficient. Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Buffer WhatsApp
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South Korea’s antitrust tsar has a good shot at taming the chaebol

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South Korea’s antitrust tsar has a good shot at taming the chaebol
AS KIM SANG-JO was preparing last May to make the switch from snappy shareholder activist to a regulatory role as South Korea’s fair-trade commissioner, he had a simple message for the country’s big conglomerates: “Please do not break the law.” Not one to make bosses quake in their brogues, exactly. And yet the chaebol, as […]
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Masterful salesmanship has pushed Salesforce to ever-greater heights

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Masterful salesmanship has pushed Salesforce to ever-greater heights
Benioff’s guide to upselling VISIBLE from nearly every corner of San Francisco and from up to 30 miles away, the new skyscraper that will be the headquarters of Salesforce, a software giant, stands 1,100 feet (326 metres) tall, making it the highest building in America west of Chicago. On January 8th, after four years of […]
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How to Grow My Small Business with Growth Hacking Techniques

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How to Grow My Small Business with Growth Hacking Techniques
As a small business, a question that’s often on your mind, is ‘How to Grow My Small Business with Growth Hacking Techniques?’ What is growth hacking definition? What are some growth hacks to use in y… Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Buffer WhatsApp
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2018 will be the year that large, incumbent companies take on big tech

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2018 will be the year that large, incumbent companies take on big tech
ACCORDING to Ginni Rometty, IBM’s boss, the digital revolution has two phases. In the first, Silicon Valley firms make all the running as they create new markets and eviscerate weak firms in sleepy industries. This has been the story until now. Tech firms have captured 42% of the rise in the value of America’s stockmarket […]
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Still Using Outdated Employee Management Tools? You May Be Putting Your Small Business at Risk

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Still Using Outdated Employee Management Tools? You May Be Putting Your Small Business at Risk
Sponsored post. The right online HR solution can help your small business become more efficient and stay in compliance with critical federal and state employment laws. Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Buffer WhatsApp
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Ryanair stops Christmas strikes, but at a cost

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Ryanair stops Christmas strikes, but at a cost
AIRLINES respond to greater demand for travel around Christmas by increasing fares. But this year, Ryanair has found that it is not the only one taking advantage of the desire to be home for the holidays. To avert proposed strikes by pilots across Europe, the Dublin-based carrier offered on December 15th to recognise pilot unions […]
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Countries rarely default on their debts

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Countries rarely default on their debts
VENEZUELA is an unusual country. It is home to the world’s largest reserves of oil and its highest rate of inflation. It is known for its unusual number of beauty queens and its frightening rate of murders. Its bitterest foe, America, is also its biggest customer, buying a third of its exports. In defaulting on […]
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5 Ways to Lead Projects More Effectively

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5 Ways to Lead Projects More Effectively
Project management training, advice and wise counsel can be found anywhere. Fair less is written about leading projects. This short article won’t put much of a dent in the balance of that writing — Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Buffer WhatsApp
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A vote on “net neutrality” has intensified a battle over the internet’s future

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A vote on “net neutrality” has intensified a battle over the internet’s future
A DAY before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to rescind “net neutrality” regulations designed to ensure that internet-service providers do nothing to favour some types of online content over others, Ajit Pai, its chairman, tweeted a short video reassuring Americans. “You can still post photos of cute animals,” he says in it, posing with […]
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Russia’s dysfunctional funeral business gets a makeover

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Russia’s dysfunctional funeral business gets a makeover
Stiffer competition is coming THE calls began shortly after Yulia’s grandmother died. The undertaker offered help arranging the funeral, for 47,000 roubles ($800) in cash. She then travelled to Moscow’s Khovanskoe Cemetery, where she was offered a discount on a gravesite—150,000 roubles off—if she could bring cash within three hours and sign a receipt saying […]
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New research reveals simmering misunderstanding under the tree

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New research reveals simmering misunderstanding under the tree
IS THERE any other time of year when good intentions and materialism converge so tightly? The caring, the artistic and the diligent spend their days before Christmas wrapping gifts. Whatever lies inside, their love for the recipients will also be expressed through paper, tape, bows and ribbon. Then it all goes horribly wrong. New research* […]
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America’s Department of Commerce imposes a tariff of 292% on Bombardier’s C-Series jets

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America’s Department of Commerce imposes a tariff of 292% on Bombardier’s C-Series jets
Flying away from Boeing A YEAR ago Dennis Muilenburg, the chief executive of Boeing, the American aerospace giant, had a big problem. Tweets written by Donald Trump, America’s newly elected president, were hitting Boeing’s share price. Their value was initially lifted by the new president’s promise of extra spending on defence. But in December last […]
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Combustible cigarettes kill millions a year. Can Big Tobacco save them?

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Combustible cigarettes kill millions a year. Can Big Tobacco save them?
BESIDE a serene lake in Switzerland sits a modern glass building called the Cube. Wide-leafed tobacco plants grow in the lobby. In one room machines that can “smoke” more than a dozen cigarettes at a time dutifully puff away, measuring the chemicals that consumers would inhale. The research centre is run by Philip Morris International […]
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American business has concerns on tax reform

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American business has concerns on tax reform
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’S effort to change America’s tax code is approaching the finishing line. Republican negotiators from the Senate and the House of Representatives this week hashed out a consensus bill behind closed doors. On December 13th, Mr Trump expressed confidence that he would be able to sign the reform into law before Christmas. The […]
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Setting & tracking goals: The 5 best free online tools

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Setting & tracking goals: The 5 best free online tools
If the number of goal-tracking tools online is any indication, the Internet wants you to stick to your goals. Here are five of the best free goal-setting tools available today. Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Buffer WhatsApp
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