Small businesses sell half the stuff on Amazon. Now, the tech giant is rolling out three new prizes to recognize its small business partners, including Small Business of the Year.

Amazon announced Friday morning an award program that reflects its increasing attention to its small business partners. More than one million US-based Small and Medium-sized Businesses, or SMBs, sell products through Amazon. Globally, SMBs sold half of all the stuff bought on the platform last year. Starting Friday, SMBs that […]

Time for reinvention: Why HR is the new Marketing

Earlier this year, I chanced upon an interesting study by Gartner, listing the potential risks marketers could be facing in the near future. Changing consumer behaviours, organizational shifts and disruptive automation were highlighted as factors that could impact whole organizations. Beyond such studies, the more oft quoted phrase is “customer […]

OPINION | Draft New Education Policy’ Bizarre Proposal: Parents to be Regulators of India’s Private Schools?

The draft New Education Policy 2019 includes some long-awaited shifts in the education sector like the inclusion of both early childhood education and secondary education of the Right to Education Act, doubling the budget allocation for education, strengthening decentralised mechanisms of teacher management and support, expansion of school nutrition programme […]

Visa Gives Gig Workers A New Way To Get Paid…And Other Small Business Tech News This Week

Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them? 1 — Visa gives businesses new way to pay gig workers in real time. This week, Visa announced the introduction of Card Payouts—an app built to support card capture, […]

Maybelline strengthens fashion ties with new Puma collaboration

While New York Fashion Week is largely about the fashion seen on the runways, beauty brands are continuing to find opportunities to seize the moment. Stalwarts like hair brand Tresemmé and makeup company Maybelline have been officially sponsoring the event since 2006 and 2009, respectively. And indie companies like 111Skin, Whal Myung […]

5 ways new tech will change your holiday shopping experience this year

As technology advances and retail grows more competitive, the shopping experience is changing. Here are five ways technology could make your shopping experience quicker and easier: 1. Shipping options Anticipating a 15 percent increase in online orders this year, several retailers have updated shipping standards for the season, including Target’s free […]