Are businesses becoming more responsible?

Indian businesses are sharpening their focus on responsible business practices, according to the 2017 Responsible Business Rankings of the top 200 companies by sales for 2015-16, and 20 other companies. The report, co-produced by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Udaipur, and business advisory Futurescape Netcoms, found that 26% more companies published business responsibility reports […]

Tata Boss Chandrasekaran Hires Bankers To Streamline Businesses, Sell Or Merge Units

Nearly six months after his turbulent elevation to run India’s biggest conglomerate, Natarajan Chandrasekaran is assembling a team of dealmakers to refocus some of the group’s biggest businesses, expand its financial services and consumer businesses and sell or merge dozens of smaller units, according to interviews with senior executives. As many as one-third of the […]

Windsor businesses tour Detroit’s Z Parking Garage for inspiration

Members of Downtown Windsor BIA pulled into Detroit’s Z Parking Garage Wednesday looking for inspiration. City defends spike in Pelissier parking garage costs, lowers estimate Costly Pelissier parking bids give city a second chance to revive downtown, says business owner The structure zigzagging through the centre of the city’s Central Business District is filled with dozens […]

Over 12 lakh businesses apply for new GST registration, says revenue secretary

Over 12 lakh businesses have applied for fresh registration under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, revenue secretary Hasmukh Adhia said. Of these, while 10 lakh applications for registration have been approved, 2 lakh are still pending approval. “The figure of new registrations approved in GST crosses 10 lakhs today. About 2 lakh applications […]

GST a nightmare on Day1: Shops clueless, small businesses scramble

The goods and services tax (GST) proved to be a nightmare for small traders and businessmen on its first day. Shops and pharmacies in Mumbai, New Delhi and other cities scrambled to issue invoices under the new system.   Organised sector players such as Big Bazaar and DMart were ready to issue GST invoices from Friday midnight, the hour at which the new […]

Ready or not, businesses brace for GST

The official schedule of GST rates runs to 213 pages and has undergone repeated last-minute changes (Representative Photo) MEERUT: Businessman Pankaj Jain is so worried about the impending launch of a new sales tax in India that he is thinking of shutting down his tiny textile factory for a month to give himself time to […]

Paul Ryan says “death tax” hurts Wisconsin small businesses. IRS data shows otherwise

Does the estate tax really hurt small businesses? House Speaker Paul Ryan thinks so. He revived this longstanding debate in a May 17 column in the Kenosha News, in which he defended the Republican plan to abolish the levy on inherited wealth. Ryan wrote that the “death tax” can “result in double, and potentially even […]

HP Says PC, Printer Businesses Grew for First Time Since 2010

HIGHLIGHTS Revenue from personal systems business rose 9.6 percent to $7.66 billion HP and Lenovo remain the world’s two largest PC makers HP warns of uncertainty in PC business for next two quarters HP reported better-than-expected results in what its chief executive termed a “breakthrough” quarter as both its PC and printer businesses grew for […]

New SEO Boosting Opportunities for Businesses: SEMJar Are Expanding Their PBN Hosting

SEMJar is now offering their clients and any business seeking to improve their marketing score a chance to achieve a major boost via their extended network and other valuable additions to their service. SEMJar is a company that needs no introduction in the world of SEO businesses as it has built a solid reputation for […]