Building a business ecosystem in Coimbatore

Selvakumar Varadharajan, founder, Layman Agro Image: C P Shanmugham for Forbes India Eight years in Bengaluru until 2013 gave Selvakumar Varadharajan, 38, almost everything: Career, money, exposure to a cosmopolitan society, and the blues. The bling was blinding. Renouncing a big city life would have taken longer had this humbling realisation not dawned upon him. […]

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Ruling against Amazon may prove broader blow to its business model

Los Angeles: A federal court ruling that Amazon.com Inc. can be held liable for a dog collar sold on its website that partly blinded a woman could complicate the online merchant’s business if it is applied broadly. The Third Circuit Court of Appeals, in Philadelphia, overturned a judge’s decision that Amazon was shielded under the Communications Decency Act, […]

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Godrej family: Still a management lesson in family-business units?

The Godrej family has been one of the most-cited business case study of successful close-knit family businesses that has functioned without glitches for over a century. The 122-year-old conglomerate has been unfazed by any controversies surrounding traditional family-run units. Roles had been clearly defined and the third generation had their board positions across companies. Even […]

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Google launches a new portal for small businesses

To celebrate International Small Business Day, Google  today launched a new website that will suggest its products that seem like the best fit for a specific business. The Google for Small Business portal was announced today at the Grow with Google Learning Center in New York City, where the company offers a variety of workshops and classes. During a break […]

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Moneycontrol Top 5 Business News of the Day

Here is a wrap of the major business news of the day. RBI Deputy Governor Viral Acharya resigns six months ahead of term end  Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) Deputy Governor Viral Acharya has quit six months before the scheduled end of his term. He is set to return to the New York University Stern […]

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The Trust Crisis In Business

In both business and our daily lives, concerns about data security, information credibility and the fishbowl of social media are climbing fast. According to this year’s Edelman Trust Barometer, 73% of respondents globally worry about false information being used as a weapon, and only 1 in 5 people believe “the system is working for them.” Businesses […]

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How FinTech firms can address your business funding challenges

SMB’s play such a significant role across economies, and to quote the World Bank “formal SMEs contribute up to 60% of total employment and up to 40% of national income (GDP) in emerging economies.” The below factors are critical to the success of SMB’S: Access to Market E-commerce and digital payments have opened up access to market […]

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The towering Yogi of Indian business

Fondly called Yogi or YCD by friends and admirers, Y C Deveshwar has always been dignified and led from the front. The story of Deveshwar is the story of ITC Ltd, a century-old company,  that he transformed from being a cigarette maker to FMCG giant, hotel, hospitality, agri-business, paper, printing and packaging company. Born as […]

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