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How to Do PR When You’re Bootstrapped and Don’t Have Connections

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While many entrepreneurs are able to make a living within their current network, there’s no denying that they could be far better off if they were able to land a few more high-ticket clients. These so-called dream clients pay at higher rates and allow you to work smarter, not harder — dramatically increasing revenue without having to scale your team or up how many hours you work each day.

Of course, landing these clients is a process, but following some tried-and-true steps will help, and make you much happier (and more profitable) in long run.

Determine who you actually want to work with

To find high-paying clients, you need to identify problems that actually need to be solved. This requires evaluating your own areas of expertise, as well as the current needs in the market,


GST-registered businesses will soon get pre-filled Return form, GSTR-3B, Network Chief Executive Officer Prakash Kumar said on Monday.


“We are moving towards providing taxpayers with a pre-filled GSTR-3B form so that they can pay their taxes at ease. To start with, an option to edit the form would be provided to allow businesses to make past adjustments etc,” Kumar told PTI.



GSTN, which handles the IT backbone for (GST) has already started providing liability data based on sales return GSTR-1 of the taxpayer to be used in his payment form GSTR-3B in pdf form.


It is also providing taxpayers auto-generated invoice-wise input tax credit (ITC) statements based on information furnished by the suppliers of the taxpayer.


Kumar said this essentially means that the taxpayer can know how much ITC is


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The is nothing short of an adventure that is made of a series of mini-quests along the way. Those quests become increasingly difficult to complete when operating in bootstrapped mode, which forces entrepreneurs to do more with less. The ability to delegate any type of task becomes a luxury, and regardless of strong suits and weak points — everything needs to be taken on as a DIY project. 

The initial steps behind most initiatives are easy enough to approach. It doesn’t take much effort to set up email addresses, secure domains, and use a simple template to populate some kind of a decent website. But it’s safe to say that most entrepreneurs behind come from more of a product-focused mindset, rather than one that revolves around , advertising, and/or


Measures taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government in opening the sovereign debt market to foreigners have boosted prospects for inclusion in major global indexes, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co.


“India is making progress toward opening up its market to foreign investors and establishing a track record for future inclusion in major bond indices, including the GBI-EM Global Diversified Index,” JPMorgan Index Research Team said by email. Reuters on Monday reported JPMorgan had kept Indian bonds out of its flagship indices.



Inclusion in global indices could lure billions of dollars into Indian debt, just when the nation’s virus-ravaged economy faces its steepest-ever contraction. The government is scheduled to borrow an unprecedented Rs 12 trillion ($163 billion) this financial year and traders fear it may overshoot the target to finance a potential stimulus.


“India needs foreign investors to buy


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Corporate have ridden out the Covid-19 shutdown relatively well so far. For every area of law that’s seen a fall in demand — such as litigation and financial accounting cases — it seems like others have presented new opportunities.

leaders we work with are reporting a jump in activity in and labor cases, steady work on intellectual property, and are expecting opportunities to pick up in the M&A and bankruptcy arenas as the economic fallout of the pandemic settles in. 

What has been disruptive for the sector — and other professional services — is the sudden inability to carry out in the usual ways. Traditionally, business development has relied heavily on business conferences, wine-and-dine events, and travel for in-person meetings and networking.

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The (SEBI) may soon come up with guidelines to mandate minimum asset allocation in liquid assets by debt in their schemes.


Speaking at the Annual General Meeting of the Association of in India (AMFI), Chairman Ajay Tyagi said that such a move is aimed at improving liquidity in schemes and it would also help schemes to meet sudden redemption pressures.



He was of the view that as far as the performance of the mutual fund industry is concerned, overall, the industry has weathered the pandemic’s storm well, which, he said demonstrates the robustness of the regulatory framework as well as the maturity of the industry.


Tyagi also noted that the mutual fund industry, however, also went through several patches of challenges, especially on the debt mutual fund side.