Everything you need to know about software patent applications

This article was originally published in UpCounsel. You have a great new idea for what you hope is the next big app. You did your research and you could not find anything out there that is even remotely similar. You have brought together investors and are working with a team of developers and now you […]

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Sign up for Fetch, Shoeboxed’s new expense management product

Sponsored Content Shoeboxed, Inc. a veteran of small business SaaS solutions since 2007, is the worldwide leader in expense reporting and receipt management solutions.  Fetch, Shoeboxed’s newest product has a streamlined receipt submission process for employees which then batches receipts for approval and payment by team administrators. From the expense categories and icons your team uses to […]

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Organic growth and inorganic growth: An insight

The term ‘organic’ denotes the way living beings develop from the womb (internal growth). Time plays a crucial role. Inorganic growth is like assembling built parts (organs) into a system. This is how Investopedia explains: There are two ways for human beings to keep our heads warm. We can grow hair, or we can put on a hat. […]

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Online lending platforms for loans when banks refuse

You are a budding entrepreneur with a bright idea but do not have enough time/resource/ knowhow to prepare detailed project report/business plan which is a precursor to getting loan/capital for a startup business. Or, maybe you are an established entrepreneur who supplied goods on credit but finding it difficult to meet day-to-day cash obligations. Whatever your financial needs as an entrepreneur may be, you usually opt for […]

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The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis

Author Michael Lewis in his book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine (2011) narrates his experience as a Wall Street insider for a time period spanning over 20 years highlighting fallacies of newer financial products like subprime mortgages, collateralized bond obligations (CDOs), credit default swaps (CDS) introduced by financial houses starting from the 1980s and popularized vigorously […]

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Invested in equity shares? Consider starting business of share trading with zero cash

You are holding equity shares of companies listed on stock exchanges. Maybe, your shares are lying for years, and you have not bothered to check their prices. Or, it may be that your target price is not met, and you prefer to wait. You are satisfied with your holdings and would not consider selling them […]

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Case study of training arm of an outsourcing firm from Kolkata while looking how training can be made part of the revenue model

We take an example of medical transcription (MT) firm Transvision (name changed) established in 2001. The promoters were already established in the manufacturing business. They initially had a modest work-facility-cum-training center at a remote area of South Kolkata. In March 2006, their 24×7 work facility shifted to a posh locality in South Kolkata. By October […]

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Buying a franchise? Few points to consider

If you are having adequate capital and looking to start a new business, you can consider buying a franchise of an existing brand. The advantage is that you need not introduce or convince from scratch to local populace about the product. The product is already popular and you reap the value of the brand in your locality/area. There […]

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3 components of brand name and a business idea for freelancers and investors

Here are three components of a brand name to start with:  Brand name itself (Google)  Logo Domain name (google.com) According to Margot Bushnaq, founder of BrandBucket, there are eleven features that make up a good brand name (How to Choose a Business Name – An Introduction): Top Level Domain or TLD Length Real Word/Expression Alphabet Pronunciation Spelling […]

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