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How to Lead Kids Down a Path to Entrepreneurship in 2021

When it comes to the next generation and private sector problem solving? Teach your children well. Entrepreneur’s New Year’s Guide Let the business resources in our guide inspire you and help you achieve your goals in 2021. January 17, 2021 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their

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Investor wealth declines over Rs 2.23 trillion tracking weak markets

Investor wealth on Friday declined over Rs 2.23 trillion as markets cracked. The 30-share BSE Sensex slumped 549.49 points or 1.11 per cent to close at 49,034.67. During the day, it plunged 788.37 points to 48,795.79. Following the bearish trend, the

SAIL OFS subscribed over 5 times; govt to get Rs 2,664 cr from stake sale

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Sensex, Nifty slide as Joe Biden’s $2-trillion relief plan sparks worries

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TCS market capitalisation touches all-time high of Rs 12 trillion

The market capitalisation (m-cap) of TCS on Thursday topped the Rs 12-trillion-mark for the first time. Shares of the Tata group flagship closed at a record high of Rs 3,250.15, up 2.9 per cent, valuing the company at Rs 12.02 trillion. TCS is India’s

A German programmer has two guesses to unlock bitcoin worth $240 million

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Nifty achieves another milestone as valuation hits all-time high of 40x

The benchmark Nifty50 index on Tuesday reached another milestone in its journey to scale fresh peaks. The index price-to-earnings (P/E) multiple reached an all-time high of 40x on Tuesday when it made an intra-day high of 14,590.65. The index closed the day with a P/E multiple of 39.9

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Payment, e-commerce apps most sought when buying online insurance: Swiss Re

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Do you really want a CEO to be a role model?

When Fortune magazine named Elon Musk as the 2020 Businessperson of the Year, its CEO, Alan Murray, announced the news with palpable distaste: “I have never been a Musk fanboy; he is a mix of some of the worst characteristics of today’s leaders — more messianic than Adam Neumann, as


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Writing a book. It’s one of the most commonly held aspirations, yet is somehow perceived to be one of the most overwhelming and problematic roads to navigate. And when this life goal is coupled with the knowledge and recognition that a book can also mean huge business growth and enhanced levels of authority and status for business owners, entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, coaches, mentors, thought leaders and speakers (just to name a few), frustration can reach an all-time high when the pathway seems unclear.

All too often, this can mean that the ink of initial efforts has barely had time to dry before the writer gives up. This never fails to make my heart sink, because “I just don’t know where to start” is the main reason for people deciding against writing their book, despite it being

When it comes to the next generation and private sector problem solving? Teach your children well.

Entrepreneur’s New Year’s Guide

Let the business resources in our guide inspire you and help you achieve your goals in 2021.


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Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.


One 2020 positive is the opportunity to provide your child with a path to life as an .

The latest generation has recently endured remote and collaborating in virtual environments. It used to be the workforce could select to delay adaptations based on markets and financials resources without sever repercussions. Now many are being forced to quickly adjust.

Taking advantage of this opportunity to show our youth the pros and cons of could yield large success in later years. This will be a generation that understood social, political and economic situations on a global scale while


Investor wealth on Friday declined over Rs 2.23 trillion as cracked.


The 30-share BSE Sensex slumped 549.49 points or 1.11 per cent to close at 49,034.67. During the day, it plunged 788.37 points to 48,795.79.



Following the bearish trend, the market capitalisation of the BSE-listed companies dived Rs 2,23,012.44 crore to Rs 1,95,43,560.22 crore.


Religare Broking Vice-President (Research) Ajit Mishra said, “traded volatile and settled with a cut of over a per cent. Participants were in the profit-taking mood from the beginning citing overbought market conditions.”

He added that the global cues also remained unsupportive in Friday’s session.


Tech Mahindra was the top loser in the Sensex pack, falling 4.35 per cent, followed by HCL Tech, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) and Asian Paints.


In the broader market, the BSE Midcap


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is the most important skill entrepreneurs are obliged to master. After all, the success of a product or service depends on your ability to sell it. Yet for selling to be truly successful, today’s entrepreneurs must be engaged as much with selling themselves as their products and services. 

“Regardless of whatever product or service an entrepreneur has developed, it’s critical that entrepreneurs have a sure sense of self, and be able to sell their vision to prospective customers, partners, and/or investors,” says Geraldo Matos, assistant professor of marketing at Roger Williams University’s Mario J. Gabelli School of . As much as anything else, what you’re selling them is your competence, your reliability, your commitment, etc. Being able to powerfully communicate that is paramount.”

Related: 9 Successful Business Leaders Reveal Their Top Tips for Selling


The Ministry of Railways has approved a new iron-ore policy governing the allocation of rakes and transportation of iron-ore.


This new policy has been named as Iron-ore Policy 2021 and shall come into effect from February 10, 2021. The provisions of the new policy will be updated in the rake allotment system module by the Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS).



“Scrutiny of documentation by Railways has been removed. Executive Director Rake Movement of Railway Board (EDRM) office, Kolkata which has been sanctioning programmes for movement of iron-ore traffic will have no regulatory role in the new policy. The office will be undertaking an analysis of various iron-ore traffic for further improvement of Railway freight loading,” a Rail Ministry statement said.


“Customers now desirous of moving their traffic under any priority will have to give (an) undertaking that they


The government is expected to garner Rs 2,664 crore from offloading 10 per in India’s largest steelmaker through an offer for sale (OFS) which was subscribed over five times on Friday.


The shares sought were 522.89 per cent of the overall issue size on the final day of bidding, as per provisional data available on bourses.



Earlier this week, the government had proposed OFS of 20.6 crore shares of face value of Rs 10 each (base offer size), with an option to additionally sell up to 20.6 crore equity shares.


With this, the total OFS size goes up to 41.3 crore shares and government is expected to mobilise Rs 2,664 crore at a floor price of Rs 64 per share.


The indicative price of bids that came in on Friday was Rs 65.75, exchange