Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) form the backbone of the Indian economy and contribute immensely to the GDP numbers. As per the annual report of MSME ministry 2017-18, the sector, which has a vast network of 63.38 million enterprises, contributes more than 28% to the GDP and employs around 111 million people. In terms of volume, the SME sector stands next to the agriculture sector.Thus, the role of the sector cannot be emphasised enough, and if given the right push, it has the potential to contribute even more. MSME Minister Nitin Gadkari said in the years to come, it will be his endeavour to raise the contribution of the MSME sector to the country's GDP to 50%.Visit the website at irisgst.com or EasybizClose That said, one of the ways that SMEs can grow further is through a digital transformation where business owners are willing to use the latest technology in their daily operations to drive efficiency, accuracy, innovation and reduce turnaround time. Although SMEs … [Read more...] about Here’s why SMEs should go digital to grow their businesses
Lifesize join skype for business meeting
Until now, the humble cooler has been a functional product—a large plastic (or styrofoam) container that gets dragged along on camping trips and to tailgating parties to keep your beer cold. But Yeti’s new model, dubbed the V Series, will make you rethink the entire concept. It’s a gorgeous, shiny affair, made from stainless steel and equipped with vacuum insulation for 50% better thermal retention than the brand’s other coolers, which are already known for how long they stay cold. And with a price tag of $800, there’s no doubt that this is perhaps the world’s first ‘luxury’ cooler. advertisement advertisement A beautiful high-end cooler might seem like an odd product to develop. But that’s kind of Yeti’s thing. The company has cultivated a cult-like following—and generates half a billion dollars in annual revenue—by selling premium versions of everyday insulated products, such as mugs, tumblers, lunch … [Read more...] about Meet Yeti’s new $800 luxury beer cooler
Editor’s Note: This story is part of our feature, “Secrets of 13 of the most productive people.” See the complete 2018 list here. advertisement advertisement No room in your day for exercise, networking, volunteering, reading, meditating, or any of the other priorities that keep getting bumped from your to-do list? A time-management expert demonstrates how easy it can be to liberate minutes, if not hours, from tight schedules. Yes, even yours. 6:30 a.m. Quit the snooze button: Get up right away. Thirty minutes of margin gives you enough time to run on a treadmill (or outside!) 7:15 a.m. Meditate/pray/count your blessings in the shower: Most people let their minds wander in there anyway. Why not nudge yourself in a positive direction? 7:45 a.m. Put a reading app (Kindle, Instapaper, Pocket) on your phone: A recent study by Asurion revealed that Americans check their phones, on average, 80 times a day. Use 10 of those reflexive scrolling breaks to read an … [Read more...] about 13 hidden pockets of daily free time you didn’t know you had (and how to make the most of them)
“This is a meditation, just with your body,” begins fitness instructor Taryn Toomey in her deep, gravelly voice, reminiscent of Kathleen Turner. “Feel what your mind is trying to tell you.” advertisement advertisement I am in The Class, billed as a “cathartic mind-body experience” by founder Toomey, who is leading the session in her Tribeca studio. The airy space is outfitted with marble counters, soothing neutral palettes, modern gold-plated fixtures, and wood floors embedded with a layer of rose quartz crystals. Tunes by Florence and the Machine and The XX set the pace of The Class’s routines. As instructed, I am squatting and breathing deeply as a chorus of Lululemon-clad attendees repeatedly shout, “Huh!” in unison. These affluent working women are using sound to (Toomey claims) harness and release energy, treating the class’s mix of cardio exercises, body conditioning, yoga, and meditation as a sort of therapy … [Read more...] about Is This Workout For Your Feelings What American Women Need Right Now?
Rachel Shechtman and Beth Comstock are unlikely confidantes. Shechtman reimagined retail with Story, a Manhattan boutique she founded that presents themed installations, or “stories,” many of which are sponsored by companies. Comstock ascended to the top of General Electric, becoming its first female vice chair and one of the most powerful leaders in business. Recently, the two experienced something of a role reversal. Comstock left GE during a management shake-up, while Shechtman went corporate: Earlier this year, she sold Story to Macy’s and became its brand experience officer. Here, the pair discuss the benefits (and risks) of corporate-entrepreneurial collaborations, and what they’ve learned from each other. advertisement advertisement Shechtman and Comstock had known each other for years, but their friendship began in earnest in 2011 when GE agreed to sponsor a curated “experience” at Story. Beth Comstock: Rachel is the most … [Read more...] about Beth Comstock and Rachel Shechtman talk shop