With the focus needed to lift a successful freelance operation off the ground, it’s little wonder that many people neglect to track their earnings in the initial stages. But it shouldn’t be hard. An Excel or Google sheet that collects invoices, payments, and expected versus actual revenue can be maintained with a few minutes per week. And though it’s pretty dry, the value of simple bookkeeping becomes apparent once a client starts to drag their feet with payments or replies. Knowing exactly where you stand (and what you’re owed) will give you confidence in any tough conversations. … [Read more...] about How to be most productive as your own manager and intern when you work for yourself
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Employees of a top research and investment banking firm in Mumbai are an anxious lot these days. The problem? It’s owned by a big Chinese company. Oh boy! Remember, the list of casualties on account of sustained anti-China sentiment is mounting. China's Vivo wad forced to give up its title sponsorship of the IPL only last week. A few employees of this firm, which is highly respected for its research work, believe that a Chinese parent could hurt their chances of bagging lucrative investment banking deals. This is happening exactly when government divestment mandates are round the corner. What sours the mood even more is that many of their former colleagues quit the firm recently (just in time before the India-China border issue) and are now with a top tier US research firm. Hey, you win some, lose some! … [Read more...] about MC Insider: String of exits at private lender, hurting Chinese ownership, deadly COVID secrets in banking and more
“The street, in a time when close to two-thirds of the country is under lockdown, keeps expecting more and more reliefs without knowing as to how each of these will be helpful. Shareholders of Banks are worried by the current economic conditions and the pain that is postponed due to the moratorium being extended,” Dhiraj Relli, MD & CEO, HDFC Securities told Moneycontrol. … [Read more...] about 5 reasons why market may not have liked RBI’s announcements: Experts
“The stocks mentioned have outperformed in the last year one year and selectively we believe stocks like Abbott, Ipca Labs, Jubilant Food works and Tata Consumer are the potential outperformers as they are being leaders in respective categories of products in their sectors,” Vikas Jain, Senior Research Analyst at Reliance Securities told Moneycontrol. … [Read more...] about These lucky 7 midcaps turned largecaps in the last one year; time to buy?
SPDR ETF holdings have risen to 2013 highs. Gold has bounced back after taking support near $1,680/oz and is now consolidating near $1,750/oz level. While the overall sentiment is positive, the lack of any further escalation in US-china tensions or US protests could result in some profit-taking. … [Read more...] about Gold price today: Yellow metal hit a pause; deploy buy on dips for a target of 47,500