Here is this week’s news round-up for home business, micro business, sole-traders, freelancers, self-employed and any one who is interested in small business news from India:
- TasksEveryday.com: On demand virtual assistants for busy professionals and Businesspeople: Most of us have heard about Elance,getafreelancer or guru where users can outsource work to freelancers on project to project basis. These services are quite popular number of individuals and small business earn their livelihood through these sites.
- US small biz sentiment still shaky: The majority of small business owners think the US economy is getting worse, though sentiment showed some improvement in May from its recent lows, according to a survey released on Tuesday.
- Sebi proposes bourses for SMEs: Acknowledging the concerns of the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in accessing capital market, market regulator Sebi proposed a dedicated stock exchange for them with some relaxed norms.
- IBM launches AnyPlace kiosk model for small retailers: Global IT giant, IBM, on Thursday said it has rolled out a new IBM AnyPlace kiosk model in the country, which would enable its clients to provide an increased number of self-service options to their customers.
- desiwiki:The wiki for Indian Startups: Do you know what are the biggest pain points faced by entrepreneurs while starting their new venture? It is the lack of knowledge in legal, financial and company incorporation areas, especially if you are an online startup.
- Big retailers plan big by thinking small, eye bottom of pyramid: While organised retail is not going to hurt small retailers, according to a report released by New Delhi-based Indian Council For Research on International Economic Relations yesterday, big retailers are planning to become bigger by thinking small.
As always this list is not exhaustive, but I hope it will give you a little overview. — ST.