Business

Yes, Freemium Businesses Need Salespeople

September 4, 2019

Companies such as Dropbox, Zoom Video Communications, LinkedIn and Slack Technologies use a freemium business model. They offer a free basic version of their product and count on customers to pay for upgrades to premium versions. Freemium business models have grown rapidly in popularity with tech companies. But do such freemium companies need salespeople? Freemium […]

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A reality check on India’s ease of business rankings

July 1, 2019

Mumbai: Ever since India gained in rankings for ease of doing business, it has been referred to as a preferred investment destination. Notwithstanding the recent slowdown in the economy, the steady inflation and exchange rate has managed to attract investment. A United Nations report last week showed that the country is among top twenty economies in the world […]

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7 Profitable Business Ideas In India For 2019 With Less Investment

May 28, 2019

All businesses are unique. Each one involves a core idea incepted by its founders, and is scaled to become a success. Although every business requires hard work, it is also the idea that matters. The world is changing at a rapid pace and several new business opportunities keep arriving. 2019, as a year has already […]

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JSW Group enters paints business; eyes Rs 2,000 crore revenue by FY22

May 3, 2019

Conglomerate JSW Group has entered the paints segment with JSW Paints, thus diversifying into the consumer-facing business. With this launch, the group aims to make a comprehensive offering for homes through steel, cement, furniture and now paints. The company plans to first launch its paints business in the south and west by September 2019 and […]

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Analjit Singh offers exit to Max shareholders, plans new businesses

April 30, 2019

NEW DELHI: Analjit Singh’s Max India Ltd Monday said it would offer an exit opportunity to public shareholders as the company plans to enter new businesses after selling its hospitals and health insurance arms. Max India is currently in the midst of selling a 51% stake in its health insurance joint venture, Max Bupa, to private equity firm […]

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As Deloitte stares at a lengthy India ban, a look at the events that led to this

April 29, 2019

It looks like heads have finally begun to roll in the real sense in the IL&FS scam, the Rs 91,000-crore fraud that caught India unawares a few months ago the after-affects of which are still being felt in many spheres. Serious auditory irregularities in IL&FS accounts have prompted the Ministry of Corporate Affairs to set […]

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The How-To: Protect Your Business From A Data Breach

April 28, 2019

Running a business without adequate data security is a massive risk. Crippling data breaches are increasingly common and no business is immune. In 2018, Dubai’s fastest growing startup –Careem– was hit by a cyberattack affecting 14 million users. SMEs are especially vulnerable to attack. Without adequate information and network security you risk damaging your profits and reputation. […]

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UPI 2.0 may disrupt banks’ PoS business

April 23, 2019

Banks face disruptions in their Point of Sale (PoS) device business as the UPI-based peer-to-merchant payment technology and emergence of nimble fintech players threaten to diminish the viability of an industry dominated hitherto by traditional lenders. PoS devices are used by local vendors and retail store operators to process payments through debit and credit cards […]

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Wipro says critical business operations unaffected by cyber attack

April 20, 2019

Wipro Ltd on Friday said a cyber attack on few of its employee accounts has not impacted its critical business operations and the firm has taken remedial measures. In a regulatory filing, the company said it became aware of potentially abnormal activity within its network about 10 days back in respect of few of its […]

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Dillon Francis Looks To Diversifying His Business Endeavors With Help From His Buddy Gerald

April 13, 2019

At home with Dillon Francis PHOTO: IVAN MARTINEZ/BOOST MEDIA Dillon Francis shares a wide grin as he talks about the multiple projects he’s working on for 2019, with many that extend beyond music. Fans can thank the native west coaster’s sidekick and mascot Gerald the Piñata for inspiring him in ways he never imagined, as […]

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