43% of Baby Boomer Entrepreneurs Give “Be My Own Boss” as Top Motivation

Nearly half of Baby boomers seeking to start their own business say the main reason is a desire to call their own shots. In a recent Guidant Financial Baby Boomer 2018 Small Business Trends survey, 43% of respondents gave “ready to be my own boss” as their main motivation to open a business. 2018 Baby […]

Workplace design – An essential cog of business strategy

The business environments are dealing with new challenges every day. Such issues as economic uncertainty, growth targets, operational efficiencies, increasing competition and lack of talent are being addressed within the organisation on regular basis. Workplaces are no more just an operational need for the functioning of an organisation, but are being increasingly looked at as […]

How To Balance An Online Business While Traveling Full-Time

t’s been two years since I left my corporate life to travel full-time and build my online coaching business. Back then, seeing the world while working remotely seemed like a faraway dream. Now, I can confirm that it’s completely possible for those who want it badly enough. While this nomadic lifestyle can be challenging, so was going through a long […]

After heavy losses, banks focus on being capital-light, reorient business models to push growth

  The rise in bad loans and subdued corporate demand is driving banks to explore new business models, cross-sell products with more retail-oriented segments for growth. They are stepping up credit monitoring standards to lend to good quality customers. Lenders including IDBI Bank, Canara Bank, Bank of India, Union Bank of India and Federal Bank are looking at more asset or capital-light […]

Google’s Cloud AutoML to Help Businesses Build AI Models

HIGHLIGHTS Businesses with limited expertise can build high quality AI models Google’s first Cloud AutoML release is Cloud AutoML Vision It will help create custom ML models for image recognition Google has launched Cloud AutoML, a product that enables businesses with limited Machine Learning (ML) expertise to build high quality, custom Artificial Intelligence (AI) models to improve their product or service. […]

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, […]

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 […]