How regional language technology became flavour of the season

A handful of companies are steadily, yet silently charting a course towards regional language technology solutions for ‘Bharat’ – intending to solve the basic problems of the next billion Indian users through simple, but meaningful offerings — as they try to make the internet an indispensable part of the hinterland. […]

For Small Business, Security Matters: How To Find A Payment Partner You Can Trust

Small business owners are champions of the DIY spirit, but there’s one area where they have to trust someone else to do the job: payment processing. And of all the responsibilities to entrust to an outside vendor, handling customer payment data is among the most nerve-wracking to outsource. After all, […]

How Women At India’s College Hostels Are Winning Freedom

Mumbai: The most visible sign of discrimination on campus was the “curtains” requirement: The windows of rooms occupied by women had to have curtains; there was no such requirement for men at the Regional Institute of Education (RIE). RIE offers a four-year undergraduate degree across five campuses, in Ajmer, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Mysore […]

How Small Businesses Thrive in a Big-Box Economy

National chains have enamored customers with repeat online auto-ship discounts, grocery pickup services all to make consumer transactions convenient. So how can small businesses compete? By taking a different approach. These days, consumers can pick up their groceries without ever entering a supermarket and schedule repeat shipments of their pet’s […]

Mortgage rates are low. Here’s how to figure out the best plan for your budget

The recent drop in mortgage rates may have you dreaming of buying a new home or refinancing your current house. You’re not alone. Housing sentiment has surged thanks to those low rates, according to government-sponsored mortgage giant Fannie Mae. Its monthly survey, released Monday, shows that positive sentiment in March jumped to […]

How Small Businesses Can Impact The Economy Of Developing Country Like India?

Entrepreneurship plays a vital role in the economic growth and standard of living in the country. As a start-up founder or small business owner, you may think that you are working hard to build your own business and provide for yourself and your family. But you’re doing an entire heap […]

Cash maketh the SMB: How to ensure your small business always has cash in the bank

In the words of a successful entrepreneur, profit may be optional, but cash is mandatory. All decisions regarding customers and contracts impact the amount of cash the business generates. SME owners dislike losing orders. The fear of losing the order occasionally clouds decisions about the order profitability or its capability to […]