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Reverse Mentoring: Developing leadership in the young & learning in the not-so-young

Listening in to the orientation session at a ‘Becoming a Mentor’ program, the organizer repeatedly reminded us that we, the mentors, get more out of mentoring than that what we put in. That mentoring is a two way process and apart from the satisfaction of being able to guide and help someone in their path to a good life, the mentor greatly benefits.  

I sat there thinking that it was quite true. After each mentoring session I could go home feeling all warmed up inside, much like the…

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Added by kaustubh G on March 17, 2017 at 11:20am — No Comments

Testing software is not 'Does it work?'

Most startups seem to care about quality.  However, it is important to rethink what testing really means.

Most teams start software development projects with a description of what to build.  This is called a design, or a specification or a requirement (I am using these terms loosely for now).  For example, you may have a plan to search for text in a document (in an application like Notepad).  The word, 'requirement' is used very commonly and is a weighty word.  I will discuss…

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Added by Nilanjan Bhattacharya on January 23, 2017 at 10:40pm — No Comments

What does it take to streamline your accounts function?

Not everybody is able to start a business on their own. As an entrepreneur, you have already taken the bold step and based on your business idea, are already running a business. Most entrepreneurs and owners across small businesses typically start with running…

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Added by Abhishek Shrivastav on January 10, 2017 at 3:06pm — 1 Comment

How to Overcome on Barriers of Google Penguin 4.0 Algorithm Successfully?

Online marketers must have stunned with this latest Penguin 4.0 update as it arrived a bit late, after almost a gap of two years. Notably, Penguin 3.0 was released on 17th October, 2014 while Penguin 4.0 algorithm update took place on 23rd September, 2016. As Google has rolled out the earlier Penguin updates to make the internet more user friendly, pertinent and…
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Added by Gangadhar Kulkarni on October 14, 2016 at 6:03pm — No Comments

Web Design Usability Statistics [Infographic]

Since the past decade, web design has evolved from plain text centric web pages to fast loading, visually dispersed and responsive web designs. It’s no surprise that those websites which ignore to adapt with the latest trends fail to get the attention, compared to a well optimized website that abides the criteria for top Search engines. The prime factor in this criteria is user experience or UX. If the web design lacks any elements that contribute in a smooth and user-friendly…

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Added by Asad Ali on October 14, 2016 at 11:50am — No Comments

Why Should You Invest In Increasing Your Company’s Online Visibility ?

One truth one ought to persuade you prior a doubt that investing in growing your manufacturer’s on-line visibility is main to the success of your enterprise. Your rivals are already doing so. In the event that your company falls to a long way in the back of, your manufacturer may develop to be inappropriate. Constructing your online presence to increase the findability of your enterprise’s contact data, web page and merchandise will help you keep forward of opponents within your enterprise…

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Added by Vilas Kadam on October 12, 2016 at 10:57am — No Comments

5 Key Facts that You must Know about Google’s Possum Update

Google Possum Algorithm Update
The month of September didn’t start well for many business owners as ‘Possum’ is released. This…
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Added by Gangadhar Kulkarni on October 10, 2016 at 11:29am — 1 Comment

Importance of confidentiality in payroll

Confidentiality of payroll data is critical but at times it proves to be difficult to maintain it. Many companies take extra care to ensure the payroll information of their employees stays confidential and do not loose quality man-force to competitor.

A leak in payroll…

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Added by Abhishek Shrivastav on October 19, 2016 at 7:03pm — No Comments

8 Tips that you can implement to start leveraging LinkedIn for your business

As you network with people, it is common for you to hear about how LinkedIn is fast replacing the business cards holders that people used to maintain. LinkedIn is used…

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Added by Atul Dhakappa on October 19, 2016 at 7:10pm — No Comments

How To Manage Your Website Without Your Designer’s Help

I felt compelled to write this article because, in the last few weeks, no less than three of my clients have been facing serious issues with their websites and blogs, thanks to problems with their website designer.

Here are some of the issues you might face with your website…

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Added by Priya Florence Shah on October 3, 2016 at 2:43am — No Comments

5 Amazing Facts About Digital Marketing

The world of digital marketing is changing at a good pace, as a result of which new trends are forming every day. Digital marketers are required to gain knowledge about changing strategies effectively. The year 2017 is going to be a smarter year with more and more digital…
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Added by Gangadhar Kulkarni on September 25, 2016 at 4:01pm — 1 Comment

Brands Making News!

Premium Brands offering costly products are making the News. So are the Brands that are offering things Cheap.

We are talking about Apple’s iPhone 7 and Reliance’s Jio launches which occurred recently. Apple being a premium Brand keeps on upgrading its Smartphone Models and with…

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Added by Apoorv Houzwala on September 17, 2016 at 7:26pm — No Comments

Funding options for Startups- ways a startup can get funded

What do we need to start our own venture? What's the primary requirement? As soon as we start enacting our startup notion, we need funds. No fund means no business. If an entrepreneur has his own funds then that's a superlative thing. But that's not the case often seen.

Organising funds can be the most complex challenge in the life of the founder. Let's enlighten some of the funding options these founders have...

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Added by Varun Choudhary on September 13, 2016 at 1:25am — 1 Comment

3 Things To Consider Before Becoming A Career Mentor

Think before you leap.

Recent studies have demonstrated the abundant benefits of being a career mentor to others — including greater compensation growth and career advancement — but, do you have what it takes to be a mentor?

Mentoring is not for everyone – it takes an investment of time, a commitment to help others, and a lot of…

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Added by kaustubh G on September 7, 2016 at 6:48pm — No Comments

Are you aware of the real costs of running in-house payroll?

Entrepreneurs and owners across small businesses typically start with running most functions in-house. It is common to see these businesses hire 1-2 persons within the accounts team, who double up as people who will manage the payroll function. However, as the organization grows, this starts creating multiple challenges. Through this post, based on my experience, I am highlighting the various challenges and the real costs associated with them. I also talk about the approach taken by some of…

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Added by Abhishek Shrivastav on September 12, 2016 at 4:02pm — No Comments

The Smart way to save Income Tax leveraging NPS

NPS (National Pension Scheme) is one of the pre-defined contribution pension systems, operated by the government of India. When we talk about NPS (National Pension Scheme), the first thing that comes to mind is retirement plans or pension schemes. However, there is certainly more to it than just that. There are several benefits that you can enjoy, both as an individual or as a corporate, while you invest in NPS. …

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Added by Abhishek Shrivastav on August 22, 2016 at 10:32am — No Comments

6 common payroll issues that you should avoid

Across several organizations that we begin to work with, here are some of the common payroll issues that they have run into in the past. Let’s also talk about how to take care of them

  1.  Considering updated tax declarations

We all know that deducting…

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Added by Abhishek Shrivastav on August 3, 2016 at 1:08pm — No Comments

5 Reasons why it makes sense to outsource Accounting Operations

Managing accounts and all the compliances involved can become quite a handful. If you want to focus your attention back to growing your business, it is time you outsourced your accounting operations. Besides getting rid of all the hassles, that come along with managing book-keeping and accounting, there are…

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Added by Abhishek Shrivastav on July 28, 2016 at 4:42pm — No Comments

How Co-working Spaces Help Startups

There are many well-known challenges associated with startups. They range from unavoidable financial difficulties to, maybe less obviously, the loneliness experienced within the initial stages of setting up a startup. Typically, startups are very small in size with only a slight network, if any. Whilst being quite socially isolating, problems can also arise from a lack of innovation and motivation. Such complications can be easily avoided by operating in a co-working space.

What…

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Added by Sunanda Chatterjee on July 25, 2016 at 6:39pm — No Comments

10 Disastrous Invoicing Mistakes That Eat Your Money

Invoices are a part and parcel of every business. They are crucial tools to convey the terms and details of the payment procedures to your clients. Even though invoicing seems simple and is done on a daily basis, the practice is not devoid of common mistakes. Even minute errors can give your creditors leverage to pay you late and cause your working capital to be under strain. Hence, you need to look out for these common…

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Added by Keerthi Kadam on July 21, 2016 at 9:51pm — No Comments

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