The entire business world was once a male-dominated field, where women would either be entirely excluded or at the very least take menial positions within companies.
Thanks to mobile card reader technology, it’s easier and cheaper than ever before for small business owners to accept credit card payments. If your small business doesn’t take credit cards, it’s time to change. Why?
Simple — it’s because accepting cards can be the best thing you’ve ever done to grow your business. You’ll attract more customers, make more sales, improve your cash flow, shore up security, slash expenses and more. Here’s why your small business needs to start accepting credit cards, sooner rather than later. Continue reading “Here’s Why You Should Accept Credit Cards in Your Small Business”
Are you looking a source of extra income or perhaps contemplating to leave the world of employment to finally become your own boss? An online business may just be the answer you’re looking for. With the continued rise of eCommerce and the fast-paced development of information and mobile technology, it’s a viable option for many — even the inexperienced and those with limited cash capital. Continue reading “Starting an Online Business: 4 Simple Tips”
Subscription box businesses have recently seen a surge in popularity. This business model is perfect for almost any kind of products, whether it’s food, pet supplies, beauty products, or even an assortment of trinkets or toys. Savvy entrepreneurs are keen to start their own subscription box businesses, but that only means one thing if you’re one of them: it would be very difficult to stand out among the competition. Continue reading “How to Come Up with a Fantastic Subscription Box Business Idea”
Enantra is an au courant entrepreneurship fest hosted by one of India’s oldest colleges, College of Engineering – Guindy, Anna University. Being held in the breathtakingly beautiful campus, Enantra is a colossal fest with six mega events like Runway, Start-Up exhibitions, Google Start –Up weekend, Entrepreneur networking dinner, Start-Up awards and extra bonuses. Working along with the Centre for entrepreneurship Development and Capitalize, a student run entrepreneurship club, Enantra will be South India’s Biggest Entrepreneurship fest. Continue reading “Enantra – The Fest for Entrepreneurs”
When you come to now of the existence of tech debt in your code, it is time to address it without any further delay to keep it functional and also keep your business running. There are some easy and effective ways to repay the tech debts with interest. Your prime objective is to keep tech debts to the minimum and prevent any further accumulation, and that can easily be done by maintaining a strategic and planned development process. You have to ensure that quality of the code developed is perfect right from the word go and all measures have been taken to keep the code clean. This first-time-right work culture would ensure that there is no accumulation of tech debt in the long run. Continue reading “Easy and Useful Ways To Minimize Tech Debt Effectively”
Let us start with a little statistic-speak, shall we? The percentage of unemployed youth in the United States alone is 10% of the population. While 10% might seem small to you, calculate that against the population of the entire country. It gets a little scary. Let us go a bit further and imagine that you are safe and comfortable in employment. Now, according to Inc.com, as of September 2015, there were 27 million adults were entrepreneurs. That is about 14% of the population, and growing every year. So that means that there are 27 million unique startup ideas out there, working perfectly well. One more statistic, 51% of those in employment believe that there are great opportunities in business. Continue reading “Why you should build a startup and inspire the world”
The aim is to promote an open dialogue between the academic community and mainstream entrepreneurial crowd. With same vision in mind, KIIT Entrepreneurship Cell is organising Conclave of Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Technology (CELT), India. This is in association with Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations as the partner, Harvard University, Cambridge for the period of 9th-13th of August, 2016. For the entrepreneurs, there can be no better launching ground to kick-start their ideas.
Delegates attending CELT will have a transformative experience; the guest lectures, panel discussions, workshops led by corporate leaders and luminaries from the practician’s who’s who world will open their perspectives and provide insight to an endless orchard of possibilities. Continue reading “Conclave of Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Technology (CELT), India 2016”
Most people have grown up listening to the story of the hare and turtle. It is a fable about a race between two animals who could not have been more mismatched in terms of speed and agility – on one side is a hare which is renowned for being lightning quick on its feet, and on the other side is a turtle, a animal that has the unfortunate distinction of being the slowest animal on four feet.
In the original tale, of course, the hare takes off at top speed – leaving the slow-moving turtle far behind – but then he gets complacent. Thinking that there is no way the turtle is going to catch up with him, he sits down for a rest under a tree, and falls asleep. The turtle, maintaining a slow but steady pace, eventually goes past the sleeping hare and crosses the finishing line, just before the hare wakes up and realises its mistake. The moral of the story was that slow and steady wins the race, while there is no point in going fast if you are not going to complete the task. Continue reading “The Modern Twist in the Tale”
The Family Managed Business Movement was pioneered by Dr M L Shrikant who combined Business Acumen, Management Education and Gandhian way of life. Through his life work of building one of the foremost business schools of the country, he propagated mission of “Influencing the Practice here and now”and “Value based Growth.” Linking Gita to Management he was a believer in Abyudaya (Rising together).
Today most of the Family Business discussions around us follow the western ethos which proclaims individualism, competition and consumption. Continue reading “The FMB Movement”
Money and the ‘Generation Gap’ – Prof Parimal Merchant, Principal Advisor-Asian Institute of Family Managed Business (AIFMB)
A young man, not very interested in the ‘boring, traditional’ family business, decided to strike out on his own and take up a job in a trendy tech company. Now his reasoning was that he would earn only around 25 thousand here, but at least he would be part of a trendy corporate culture, and hang out with the ‘cool’ crowd. So he started work, and with the first salary he got, decided to take his entire family out to dinner. His father had painstakingly built up the family business, and had been dreaming of passing it on to his son, dreams which were now dashed. Nevertheless, he put on a smile and went along, seeing how proud his son was to be taking out his family for a treat, with money that he and he alone had earned. Continue reading “Money and the ‘Generation Gap’”
Entrepreneurship was traditionally seen as a man’s game, but today that is changing. Discover the women who are shattering the glass ceiling by becoming their own bosses, advancing science and technology, and changing the face of business forever. This infographic showcases some of the world’s most successful businesswomen, while looking at the case for female entrepreneurship globally. Continue reading “Top Women Entrepreneurs in Business – Infographic”