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Foreign investment in real estate down 20%

While global institutional investors’ interest in Indian real estate continues to show an uptick, the latest June quarter has shown a decline in their investment owing to delayed conclusion of a few large deals. Indian real estate has attracted investments worth $1.08 billion in the June quarter across 11 transactions, down 20% from a year ago, showed data from Venture Intelligence. However, ... Read More »

India must raise investment in health, education sectors: WHO

“India needs to invest in social sectors like education and health. India still spends only 1.2% of the GDP in health,” says Henk Bekedam. Photo: Bloomberg New Delhi: India needs to raise investment in the health and education sectors for capacity building as well as creating public awareness to deal with food-borne diseases, according to World Health Organization (WHO) India representative ... Read More »

How to Turn a $300 Investment into a Design Business

Terrence Kelleman started his business completely by accident. With no previous business or marketing experience, he turned a small investment into a multi-million dollar design business. While working as an eCommerce photographer at the Museum of Modern Art, he found some magnetic puzzle pieces in the trash. Later, they sprung together on their own and his first product, a bracelet ... Read More »

American Express Offers Incentives for Tech Investment

Investment in your business, particularly in new technology, can be critical for growth. Recent data indicates capital expenditures — buying needed business assets that will see more than a year of use — have dropped 35 percent since 2007. Fortunately, there are still opportunities to make those investments in new technology that can add to your business’s productivity. American Express ... Read More »

Etsy IPO Crafted to Seek $100 Million in Investment

Etsy is planning to go public. The online marketplace site announced that it had filed IPO paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission to begin the process of opening its stock to the public. In the filing, Etsy says it hopes to raise $100 million in the sale of its stock with the IPO. Etsy is exploding in popularity. That’s ... Read More »

10-Year-Old Entrepreneur Secures $60,000 Investment for Sweet Startup

Many kids at some point or another open a lemonade stand. A lot of those early business efforts turn out to be one-day wonders due to low foot traffic, running out of supplies or just loss of interest. But some entrepreneurial kids have been able to turn their lemonade stands into regular sources of income. Mikaila Ulmer was one of ... Read More »

Get Ready for Lower Capital Investment Expensing

The amount the U.S. tax law allows businesses to deduct in a year for investments in new property, equipment and computer software is falling. From 2010 to 2013, businesses could deduct up to $500,000 in investments in a single year instead of depreciating that investment over time. But this year, due to changes in the tax code, that amount could ... Read More »

Demanding a Return on Investment From Business Travel

How do you choose when to travel, and when not to, for your business? Let’s take, for example, attending a conference.  Let’s say you see a conference you would like to attend.  Better yet, let’s say an employee comes to you requesting approval to attend the conference. Now the conference may be worthwhile simply as an educational opportunity.  It may ... Read More »

39% of Small Businesses Get a Return On Investment From Social Media

Thirty-nine percent (39%) of small business owners are seeing a return on investment from social media.  That is according to a recent survey by Manta, released just last week. Manta, an online small business community, surveyed more than 1,200 of its members to generate its quarterly Small Business Wellness Index, where these findings are from.  Chart excerpt: Now you might ... Read More »

10 Ways To Maximize Your Trade Show Marketing Investment

Trade show marketing is certainly an investment. From the cost of securing a space on the trade show floor, to the trade show display itself, there are a lot of items on your list to plan for in order to have a successful show. But those are not the only investments you need to consider. Below are things that you should ... Read More »