With President Trump recently withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement, the subject of sustainability has once again stepped out of the realm of good business practice to the sphere of international politics and an outraged press. Whatever your opinion on this matter, one’s thing for sure: all this chatter around sustainability will have businesses wondering if they’re doing enough to tackle the size of their environmental footprint. Continue reading “Is Your Business taking the Right Steps to Tackle Sustainability?”
Aspiring entrepreneurs are always on the lookout for innovative ways to transform their vision into a reality. The idea that germinates in one’s mind needs to be nurtured and nourished until it becomes a self-sustaining profitable system. The complex process of transforming an idea into a reality involves multiple steps, all within the ambit of confidence, diligence and actionable plans. Continue reading “Bringing Bold Business Ideas to Life”
Creating systems is a really important way to enable growth within a business. Many people firstly think of improving leadership, skills and finance for growth and overlook building an organised and systematic approach to running the business. Continue reading “Enabling business growth through systems”
Have you been dreaming about opening your own business? A lot of small business owners can get wrapped up in the wonderful idea of owning their own business, without properly preparing themselves and their company for the rocky road ahead. Since many small business owners aren’t taking the proper steps to ensure success, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently found that, “about half of all new establishments survive five years or more and about one-third survive 10 years or more. As one would expect, the probability of survival increases with a firm’s age.” Continue reading “Tips for Keeping Your Small Business Running for 5+ Years”
It takes time to build a successful business. In the beginning, you may begin as a sole trader, but as the business grows, there will come a point when you think about incorporating or forming an LLC. You don’t have to do this, but there are many good reasons to take this step, and if not now, then at some point in the future. Continue reading “Top 5 Reasons to Incorporate”
Your first year in business will be both one of your most exciting and stressful times of your life. Fortunately, things can go much more smoothly if you know how to brand your company correctly.
Here are some general guidelines to follow (and some common mistakes to avoid). Continue reading “Branding Do’s and Don’ts for New Business Owners”
As a small business, reducing your bottom line to let your profits flow is by far the most important thing. You can be making $10,000 in sales every week, but if your business costs $8,000 to maintain, it will be hard to sustain your business for long. Continue reading “7 Ways to Save Money As a Small Business You Probably Didn’t Know”
While it may not seem like it, the oil and gas sector have a lot of similarities with the technology sector. Both have far reaching effects that they have transcended from being mere consumer sectors into becoming cultural drivers. These similarities allow them to learn from each other – lessons learned in one can be applied to the other. Continue reading “Oil and Gas Industry Trends That Tech Companies Can Learn From”
Many startups are gradually gaining prominence in this digital era, due to the innovative offerings and innovative business plans they are enabling. In this article we highlight some of the most innovative ones we found which started recently. Continue reading “10 Most Promising Start Ups to Follow in 2017”
Entrepreneurs launching their new business ventures face a challenging road ahead. There are many different aspects to cover that are essential to the success of the venture. Though there is much to be said for independent research, face to face communication has its benefits. Continue reading “5 Things To Remember When Starting A Business”
Entrepreneurs just beginning their journey in the world of small business all face the same conflict sooner or later; what moves should be made to grow the business? When a company is quickly outgrowing its original intentions, it is important to understand what a growing business can do to continue their hard-fought success. Continue reading “Smart Moves to Grow your Small Business”
In the business world, contracts are meant to form a clear breakdown of the agreements between you and your clients. Despite this though, there are instances where these can be disputed, which needless to say, can be quite challenging and difficult to deal with. Continue reading “How to Avoid Contract Disputes”
Highlights of our study
- By 2020, India is planning to upgrade the solar power generation to 100 GW, which is among the largest in the world.
- By financial year 2017, The World Bank (WBG) is helping India on the plan by providing a fund of more than $1 billion. This is largest-ever funding for solar power to any country.
- WBG is also aiding India-International Solar Alliance, which targets to promote usage of solar power globally by investing $1 trillion by 2030.
When we plan for our home or office environment, we strive to get the best possible ecosystem for our employees or family members. However some contaminants often are still available, which one may not be knowledgeable about. This infographic presents these contaminants. Continue reading “5 Indoor Air Contaminants -You May Not Be Aware Of”
As a student who plans on eventually starting a business, there are a number of different avenues that you can take. The one thing to be aware of is that you’ll most likely be starting with lots of great ideas, but absolutely no experience. That’s where you’re going to have to make sure that you wedge your potential upward. Continue reading “Tips For Moving Into Business While Still a Student”
It’s a few months into the new year and your business may still be suffering that holiday and winter lull, but now is the perfect time to start making some changes. You want to boost your business now so that when things pick up they pick up big. Continue reading “How To Make 2017 A Successful Year For Your Small Business”
When you first start running a business, you may be on a fairly tight budget. As such you are going to be extremely frugal with how and where you spend your capital – and you may feel that engaging a business accountant is an expense that you can do without. Continue reading “3 Reasons Why You Should Engage a Business Accountant”
Managing a senior living facility is not exactly like managing a business. While there are some similarities, and some things that you can learn from running a business, there are a few things that are entirely unique to senior living centers. If you’re the manager of one of these centers, or you are about to be, then it is important that you know as much as you can in order to give your residents the best experience possible. Below are a few tips to help get you started, and hopefully make your senior living facility the best it can be. Continue reading “5 Tips For Managing A Senior Living Facility”
When running a business, it can be difficult to manage all back office and front office responsibilities with just an in-house staff. Many enterprises soon discover that there are tasks that their team just won’t be able to execute or handle well. This can be anything, from technical support and payments processing to digital marketing and product design. Continue reading “5 Important Business Processes That You Can Outsource”
Taking your company to the next level relies a lot on people being on the same page. This is especially true during transition periods, when major updates happen so frequently. It also keeps your employees from feeling out of the loop, in addition to helping maintain healthy employee engagement. This is why you need effective tools to keep your workforce updated as soon as possible and as frequently as possible. Continue reading “5 Useful Tools for Keeping Your Employees Updated”
The Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Bombay presents the Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 – a confluence of industry veterans, business leaders, entrepreneurs, visionary students and anyone who has a vision to make the world a better place. Continue reading “The Entrepreneurship Summit 2017”
Being held in the breathtakingly beautiful campus of CEG, Anna University, Enantra is a colossal fest with six mega events and will be South India’s Biggest Entrepreneurship fest. The humongous footfall of over 600+ participating colleges and 800+ corporates will witness a phenomenal program that won’t fail to impart every bit of knowledge required by the vying groups of student entrepreneurs, developers, marketing gurus and any like-minded individual. This might well be a start-up’s tipping point. Continue reading “Enantra – The Fest for Entrepreneurs”
Why is it so hard to set up a successful startup within the healthcare profession? Despite the massive size of the healthcare sector, due to the ever-aging population and demand for improved care, startups within the sector seem to struggle breaking ground. It seems unclear as to why this is the case. It could be due to patients’ confidential data, the lack of healthcare professionals, or the sluggish growth of the industry. However, in recent years, startups have seen a glimmer of hope with more entrepreneurs breaking into the healthcare industry. That said, the industry is crammed with challenges for emerging startups. Continue reading “Why Healthcare is One of the Hardest Industries for Startups”
Environments are pretty fickle things. One moment, everything can be operating well, and in the next moment, one employee walking in with a negative attitude, one difficult customer, or one power outage later can have an entire company up in arms. In any ecosystem, one species in the chain has an effect on the whole system and this can ultimately lead to the downfall of a company, if things aren’t attended to and if attitudes and work ethics aren’t cultivated to created a positive work environment. If you’re looking for ways to create a positive work environment in 2017, there are 3 ways you can do that: Continue reading “3 Ways to Create A Positive Work Environment in 2017”
Starting a nonprofit organization is a commendable move. However, there are quite a few considerations you have to make in order to ensure you are getting started off on the right foot and that you have everything you need for a solid organization. Here are four major things you have to get in order before your business officially starts business.
Expanding your business to new markets can be tricky due to the risks involved. Mortgage loans come to the rescue. Read on to know more.
A new market, in simple language, can be defined as the selling of your existing product or service to a new demographic for a new purpose. A business becomes successful only when it starts to penetrate new markets. This is what made Facebook a global brand and this is the reason why people are equally crazy about Apple products in India as they are in the United States. Continue reading “Looking to Explore New Markets? Keep These Things in Mind”
A dwindling return on your worker’s productivity can be disheartening for management. Finding ways to motivate your employees to try harder and be more productive is difficult, and promotions aren’t available to offer every day. Continue reading “Engaging in Ergonomics | 5 Pro-Productivity Tips to Revamp Your Workplace”
Some entrepreneurs start out hoping they’re on the way to becoming the next Richard Branson, dreaming of their future multibillion corporation and the private jet that will fly them one from one exotically-located meeting to the next. Others just want to escape the rat race with a small, family-friendly business that has enough customers to see it ticking over year by year and forming a comfortable retirement nest egg. Continue reading “3 practical steps for successfully expanding your business”
Your office can tell a client all they need to know about you and your business.
Take a look around now – what do you see? Perhaps some mismatched furniture, or that cheap chair that really isn’t as ergonomic as it claimed to be. Imagine you are seeing your office for the first time – what would you think of the person who sat behind your desk? If you are the business owner, what does the reception area, carpets, furnishings and decor say to you about your business? If the answer you got was hard to swallow then read on. Continue reading “Executive Enhancements | Switching Your Workplace From Lame to Luxurious in 5 Simple Steps”
Big businesses are in business because they know how to handle money. If they didn’t, they wouldn’t have the kind of standing and worldwide recognition that they do. Business is a complex operation because there are a lot of working cogs that make the machine run. A business owner has to be sure that each cog is well oiled so that everything runs like clockwork. Continue reading “3 Reasons It’s Important Your Business Cuts Don’t Revolve Around Employees”