The New ‘Qualified Business Income Deduction’ Varies Based On Your Business Type – Or Does It?

Two short weeks ago, we dissected perhaps the most widely-anticipated but least-understood aspect of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: the new deduction available to business owners. As a reminder, under the new law, after January 1, 2018, the owner of a: sole proprietorship reported directly on Schedule C rental activity reported directly on Schedule E S corporation, […]

Wix Code Introduces Dynamic Web Design for Business – No Tech Knowledge Required

Website building platform Wix.com Ltd. (NASDAQ: WIX) has launched Wix Code, a web development solution that allows you to extend substantially the functionality of your Wix website. With Wix Code, you can enrich your website or web application with hundreds of design and website components without needing technical knowledge or coding — all from the visual elements […]

Starting a Business? Here Are the Most and Least Profitable Industries.

If you’re thinking about starting a business, it’s important to understand exactly what you’re getting into. Today, one-third of startups fail within their first two years of business, according to recent research by the Small Business Association. To ensure you’re not part of this 33 percent, it’s important to make sure the industry that you’re getting into […]

13 of the best business books of 2017

Looking to get a promotion at work, become an entrepreneur or just have smart topics of conversation at your fingertips for cocktail parties in 2018? Hit the business section of your local bookstore. There are so many business books published each year, it can be hard to overwhelming to sort through them all. So here […]

Sharekhan to enter insurance products distribution business

Leading online broking company Sharekhan is planning to enter the business of distribution of insurance products from next year, a company official said. Sharekhan, a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, is also a leading distributor of mutual funds with assets under management (AUM) exceeding Rs 20,000 crore. CEO of Sharekhan Jaideep Arora told reporters that following […]

Edelweiss Group acquires Religare’s securities business

The Edelweiss Group on Wednesday announced the acquisition of Religare Enterprises Ltd’s securities business, which includes securities and commodities broking, and depository participant services. As part of the deal, Edelweiss Wealth Management will take on pan-India distribution of around 1,250 points of presence, including over 90 branches, over 1 million clients and the employees of […]

The growing role of artificial intelligence in business

To meet growing consumer expectations in a digitally-driven world, companies have to deal with huge amounts of real-time data and create personalized consumer experiences to stay relevant. As such, they are increasingly employing newer technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), cognitive computing and robotics, among others. From Apple’s assistant Siri to self-driving cars, evolution of […]

India to hit ton in business ease rank

India will leapfrog 30 places to the 100th position out of 190 countries in the World Bank’s Doing Business Report, high-level sources have confirmed to The Hindu. According to a source involved in the exercise — the report is expected to be released on October 31 — “India will hit a century.” This huge jump in […]

No business, no boozing, no casual sex: when Togo turned off the internet

n 5 September, at about 10am, the government of Togo cut off the internet. The plan was to limit the threat from a growing number of young people around the country who were mobilising online and talking of toppling the government.  Togo’s president, Faure Gnassingbé, at the presidential palace in Lomé following confirmation of his third term […]