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Minimum wage increases aren’t a job killer: Small business survey

Minimum wage increases aren’t a job killer: Small business survey

A rally for a $15 minimum hourly wage in New York City in 2015. The city raised its minimum wage to $15 in 2018, while New York State raised its minimum wage to $11.80 in December 2019, and that will increase statewide at the end of 2020 to $12.50. Getty Images Looking for another sign [...]

February 21, 2020 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Minimum wage increases aren’t a job killer: Small business survey

Kim Kardashian West breaks down a bad business deal: ‘We’d get, like, almost nothing’

Kim Kardashian West breaks down a bad business deal: ‘We’d get, like, almost nothing’

When it comes to business, Kim Kardashian West has seen enormous success. After all, she boasts a personal net worth of more than $370 million, according to Forbes, thanks to a thriving career that’s encompassed television, social media, fashion, cosmetics and even mobile apps. However, the reality TV megastar says that not every business deal she’s made has [...]

February 8, 2020 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Kim Kardashian West breaks down a bad business deal: ‘We’d get, like, almost nothing’

Jean-Paul Gaultier is leaving the fashion industry after 50 years. Here’s a look back at the legendary designer’s career, from dressing Madonna to starting his own haute-couture house.

Jean-Paul Gaultier is leaving the fashion industry after 50 years. Here’s a look back at the legendary designer’s career, from dressing Madonna to starting his own haute-couture house.

After 50 years in fashion, legendary designer Jean-Paul Gaultier has retired. The designer announced his retirement via Instagram on January 17, in which he said that his couture show during Paris Fashion Week would be his last. “I have opened all my drawers, taken back all my old collections,” he said in his goodbye note. “I have used [...]

February 2, 2020 Loknath Das News Comments Off on Jean-Paul Gaultier is leaving the fashion industry after 50 years. Here’s a look back at the legendary designer’s career, from dressing Madonna to starting his own haute-couture house.

Sustainability In Business Is More An Opportunity Than A Threat

Sustainability In Business Is More An Opportunity Than A Threat

Sustainability efforts present an opportunity to tap new sources of capital and innovation. GETTY Sustainable investing has moved to center stage in early 2020. In his latest letter to CEOs Blackrock CEO Larry Fink writes that sustainability, which involves integrating environmental and social concerns into business decisions, would be at the center of his firm’s investment approach. [...]

January 28, 2020 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Sustainability In Business Is More An Opportunity Than A Threat

Sustainability: A core business strategy

Sustainability: A core business strategy

With the World Economic Forum 2020 starting this week, buzz around sustainability will be rekindled once again with dialogues, discourses and debates on ‘reimagine the purpose and scorecards for companies and governments’. While scorecards will be developed but will businesses really make sustainability a core business strategy or will it continue to be at the [...]

January 19, 2020 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Sustainability: A core business strategy

A policy eco-system needed for ‘out of the box’ health options

A policy eco-system needed for ‘out of the box’ health options

As shown globally, fresh approaches will lead to improved outcomes for the public If there ever was a time for thinking innovatively about policy, that time is now. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present this year’s Union Budget amidst a slowing economy, lower-than expected tax revenues, and a fiscally stretched government. Lower resources for the [...]

January 18, 2020 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on A policy eco-system needed for ‘out of the box’ health options

Want to be happier this year? Mental health experts share their resolutions for a less-divisive, healthier 2020

Want to be happier this year? Mental health experts share their resolutions for a less-divisive, healthier 2020

It’s that time of year, aka, the start of a new one, when we assess areas of our life we’d like to improve and determine to make a change. Of course, we’re talking about New Year’s resolutions, a tradition that tends to get a bit of a bad rap because such promises to ourselves can be [...]

December 31, 2019 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Want to be happier this year? Mental health experts share their resolutions for a less-divisive, healthier 2020

Fear not, Modi tells businesspersons: Business offence to be no longer a crime; will amend law

Fear not, Modi tells businesspersons: Business offence to be no longer a crime; will amend law

Hardselling his administration’s pro-business approach, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the government is working to decriminalise provision of Companies Act to make it easier to do business in the country. Speaking at an Assocham event, he said the recent cut in corporate tax has brought rates to all-time low for businesses. He, however, said labour [...]

December 22, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Fear not, Modi tells businesspersons: Business offence to be no longer a crime; will amend law

Business failure not a crime, says PM in bid to revive animal spirits

Business failure not a crime, says PM in bid to revive animal spirits

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said his government has corrected past weaknesses of the economy, and urged industrialists to “invest boldly”, promising protection against wrong actions in genuine commercial failures. “I want to assure the banking and corporate world that we have been able to overcome weaknesses in the system to a large [...]

December 21, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Business failure not a crime, says PM in bid to revive animal spirits

3 reasons to invest in real estate, according to a financial planner who owns 10 rental properties

3 reasons to invest in real estate, according to a financial planner who owns 10 rental properties

Making money in real estate isn’t for everyone. It takes grit, time, and most importantly, cash. According to Brent Sutherland, a certified financial planner, real-estate investing is a decidedly “non-traditional” method for building wealth, but a powerful one nonetheless, he wrote in an article published on CoachCarson.com. When he was 35, Sutherland bought his first single-family home [...]

October 19, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on 3 reasons to invest in real estate, according to a financial planner who owns 10 rental properties

How to Start a Multimillion-Dollar Amazon Business With Less Than $2,000

How to Start a Multimillion-Dollar Amazon Business With Less Than $2,000

This isn’t a popular opinion, but entrepreneurship is a terrible idea. While it’s great for society that so many people are innovating, taking massive risks and working 18-hour days is rarely in the individual’s best interest. Yes, the potential payout is huge, but the odds of success are low. At the same time, it’s increasingly [...]

October 4, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on How to Start a Multimillion-Dollar Amazon Business With Less Than $2,000

Looking For A Business Plan Alternative? Consider A Business Model Canvas For Startups

Looking For A Business Plan Alternative? Consider A Business Model Canvas For Startups

Is the thought of writing a business plan holding you back from starting a business? If you’re eager to get your business idea off the ground—without the drudgery of creating a massive document first—a business model canvas for startups might be right for you. What is a business model canvas for startups? A business model [...]

October 1, 2019 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Looking For A Business Plan Alternative? Consider A Business Model Canvas For Startups