85% of Small Business Owners Say They’re Living the Dream

“The American Dream” is a concept that can vary from person to person and seem almost impossible to really achieve. However, the vast majority of small business owners seem to feel that they’ve already reached that lofty goal. American Dream Statistics According to recent findings from Kabbage, a financial services and data platform, 85 percent of small business owners believe that being your own boss and owning a business is achieving the American Dream. In addition, 84 percent said they hope their children will also one day become small business owners. The…

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Why business expectations are so tepid despite recovery in Indian economy

The government cannot let the recovery in the Indian economy take its own sweet time, not with the elections less than a year away. Photo: Mint The Nikkei India Composite PMI Output index, a gauge of private sector economic activity in both the manufacturing and services sectors, came in at a strong 54.2 for July, up from 52.6 in June. A reading above 50 denotes expansion, while one below 50 indicates contraction from the previous month. As Chart 1 shows, the composite PMI (Purchasing Managers’ Index) is at its highest level…

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Best Carry On Luggage for Business Travel

If you travel for business, then a good carry on bag is a must. Currently, you’re allowed to carry bags measuring up to 9 inches deep, 14 inches wide and 22 inches high onto commercial flights with most U.S. airlines. Best Carry on Luggage for Business Travel There are plenty of different styles, brands and special features to choose from. So if you’re in the market for new carry on luggage for your business travels, here are some of the top options to choose from. AmazonBasics Hardside Spinner Luggage For…

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3 Tips for Better Business Organization

No one likes to waste time, especially when it results in things like late meetings and badly-filed documents. If your office has an organization problem, however, these kinds of delays are probably a common occurrence. How can you stop suffering because of your own messiness? Here are just a few ideas for tidying things up and getting your business on the right track. 1. Use Dividers Dividers can be quickly and easily installed in your desk drawers to help you keep things organized. For example, if you have a two-way…

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How to Bulk Up Your Business Portfolio for Future Clients

If you’ve noticed a lag in prospective customers to your business, perhaps you need a portfolio boost. Clients want to feel connected to the business that offers them their services and products. They want to feel like they are making the right decision by choosing your business to help them with whatever they need. And, without a doubt, these clients are going to peruse your portfolio to make sure your work is up to their standards. Therefore, to get new, interested clients, you should bulk up your portfolio a bit…

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How Technology Can Save Your Small Business Big Money

If you own a small business, you know how important it is to keep costs down and profits up. In fact, experts say that over 80% of small businesses that fail do so because they suffer from problems with their cash flow. No matter how great your business idea is, if you can’t fund it, it won’t succeed in the market. Luckily, there are ways that you can use technology to increase your chances of success and protect yourself from some of the common problems that small business owners have….

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Blockchain Investment Services: What Small Business Owners Should Know

All economies are built on the basic premise of bartering. Before the creation of currencies, humans exchanged goods by trading one good (or a basket of goods) for another. If someone wanted some of his neighbor’s catch from the day, perhaps he would trade three shucks of corn from his field for one fish–thus initiating a trade. As society advanced, humans began to use precious metals to assign value to objects. No longer did people trade three shucks of corn for a fish–no, now they had to give the fisherman…

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The Best Way to Launch a New Product for Your Business

You might think that launching a new product with so much media around would be easy. However, the opposite is true. Now there is so much news and noise, that trying to stand out can be difficult. If you want to be seen and get your message out to the customers, you need to think ahead. There are a few ways that you can effectively get your new product out there, and here are some tips for you to do so. Begin Early If you want to attract attention to…

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Women and MBA: Is it right to kill your dream to start a business?

India has truly become a ‘startup nation’. Over the last few years, the country has seen tremendous growth towards creation of innovative new businesses, which has given rise to a new breed of young start-ups and entrepreneurs. However, despite this, opportunities for female entrepreneurs to establish themselves can be thin on the ground. Even with all of the advancements that women have made in the business world, there are still several challenges they can face when starting up businesses of their own, which hinder their development… Difficulty in raising funds…

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Snapdeal SVP Business Finance quits ahead of Flipkart deal

At a time when as the merger of e-commerce firm Snapdeal with rival Flipkart remains uncertain, another senior executive Vivek Patankar has quit the firm, according to people privy to the development. Patankar was the senior vice president, business finance at Snapdeal and had been with the company for the last over two years. He was brought in at a crucial time when the company’s then chief financial officer Akash Moondhra had left. Snapdeal is in talks with larger rival Flipkart for a stake sale. The company has been undergoing…

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