Small business advocates furious as B.C.’s employer health tax payments begin

As employers began filing their first payments for B.C.’s new employer health tax Saturday, business advocates are calling on the province to rethink the policy. Muriel Protzer, policy analyst for the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), said more than 75,000 businesses across the province will be required to pay…

Nasscom seeks incentives for investment in R&D, talent development

The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) has recommended the Union government to offer incentives for investment in research and talent development. Nasscom, the industry body for $177 billion IT-BPM sector, said it has submitted an “extensive” recommendations document with the government ahead of the Union Budget next…

Facebook makes another investment in India, backs social commerce firm Meesho

NEW DELHI: acebook said on Thursday it has invested in Meesho, a Bengaluru-based startup promoting female entrepreneurship, marking its second investment in India. Ajit Mohan, vice-president and managing director, Facebook India, who made the announcement over a video conference call, did not disclose the amount of the investment but said the…

Confused over investment plan? Follow these 5 solid tips

Make a list of all investment choices that meet your stated goal. Then take the time to understand the pros and cons of each instrument. Then, narrow down your final investment choices to a few that you feel confident about (Illustration: Rohnit Phore) Though the concept of investing is simple,…

How two aerospace engineers help small enterprises go green

GTarang provides technologically optimised and affordable clean energy solutions Love for a Doordarshan serial called Tarang aired every Sunday in the 1990s was the initial spark. Manvi Dhawan watched the serial at her hometown in Gwalior, while Ratnesh Mishra was inspired by the same serial which he watched in his home town…

43% of Small Business Owners Say Chinese Tariffs Will Increase Their Costs

The longer the US trade war with China continues, the more it will affect small businesses. And according to the latest survey from BizBuySell, it is proving to be true. Almost half or 43% of small business owners said the Chinese tariffs is increasing their costs. Small Business Impact of Chinese…