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Serving small entrepreneurs: A 5-star business idea

Five Star Business Finance is in the business of providing loans to MSME entrepreneurs. Gireesh Babu finds out more about the company that plans to grow to 3,000 crore by 2020. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com.   Rajkumar, who sells saris door to door in Chennai, was finding it difficult to get a loan. While he had enough cash flow and employed four people, banks were reluctant to give him a loan. That is when Five Star Business Finance stepped in, and offered him a ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
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Let a thousand start-ups bloom!

There’s a crucial missing piece that can bring in a flood of high-quality angel investors who are vitally needed to kickstart our start-up dream, says Ajit Balakrishnan. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com. Last weekend a group of serious-faced men came to see me. When they called me, they’d said they needed some tips to make their venture to assist Indian start-ups successful, and I was only too happy to meet them. As soon as they came in, they eyed my dining table and, once ...
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A CEO of CEOs

'We have great demographics, and are the fastest growing large economy. And we save.''All of which is great for financial services,' Aditya Birla Capital CEO Ajay Srinivasan tells Niraj Bhatt.Illustration: Domninic Xavier/Rediff.com Ajay Srinivasan has started new businesses, entered new countries or grown businesses in India or Asia in his two-decade career as CEO. But one thing Srinivasan hadn't done so far is deal directly with regulators and investors as the CEO of a listed company, which ...
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Meet IBM's Transformation Man

'My simple instruction to every IBM salesperson is, "When you go to the customer, use less of this (he points to his mouth) and more of this (ear)".''Talk less, listen more",' Karan Bajwa tells Raghu Krishnan.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com   The top boss at IBM in the country has always had his base in Bengaluru, from where the global tech major runs its massive operations for India and the world. Not Karan Bajwa, who took charge as managing director of IBM India in January. The ...
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Lessons to learn from a dying business

K Vaitheeswaran, co-founder of Indiaplaza, one of India's first e-commerce companies, shares the lessons he learnt from its failure. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Online retail, if run smartly, needs negative working capital and, to achieve this goal, we had negotiated average 40 per cent gross margins at 90 days' credit with most book publishers. Flipkart, only an online bookstore then, started shipping large volumes by selling below cost and with free shipping. Flush with early ...
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'It was very hard to build an R&D set-up in India'

'In any organisation, a continuous line of leadership, is required.' 'All R&D will be of focus. All the way from Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients to R&D in formulations, to biologics, NCEs, trans-dermals, and vaccines.' Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Sohini Das chats with the MD of Zydus Cadila Healthcare, Pankaj R Patel, and his son Sharvil Patel. When did you decide to finally pass on the mantle? Pankaj: That the baton would be passed on one day was known from Day ...
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GSTN: 'There's no system free of glitches'

'One way to deal with these is to address these quickly and have rapid reaction teams in New Delhi, the state capitals and wherever possible.'Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Infosys Co-founder N R Narayana Murthy believes the goods and services tax will simplify trade, boost the economy, and generate jobs. While the GST Network might encounter a few teething problems, that was part of any large implementation, he tells Raghu Krishnan. Do you think implementation of the GST would boost ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Modi's paisa vasool US trip

'The choreography of the Modi-Trump hugs has already been much analysed: The curvature of the arm as it moves, the initiation of the embrace, the gaining of confidence as each hug is consummated.''Embracing comes naturally to us; we embrace everything and everyone, but it takes a master to extend it to a firm hand-shaker like Trump, and to literally bend him to your method.'Ambassador B S Prakash assesses the Modi-Trump bonhomie.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com In the end, it was a ...
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