August 29, 2020

Ask for clients and customers to spread the word, and ye might receive (and other tips).

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There’s a type of warm marketing that is better than any other: referrals. We’ve all been on the receiving end of a referral. We ask a friend or colleague to recommend someone for the service we need, and since they’re someone we trust, we go ahead and get in touch. In fact, we sometimes trust who we received the referral from so much that we don’t even need to evaluate other choices. We make the hiring or purchasing decision. 

The research bears this out. Nielsen reported that people are four times more likely to hire someone that


has invited applications for fostering the growth of sector through innovative ideas under its ‘approach’, wherein products and services are tested live in a controlled regulatory environment.


The ‘approach’ can be used to carve out a safe and conducive environment to experiment with innovative approaches (including fintech solutions), and where the consequences of failure, if any, can be contained, said.



The Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Irdai) said it has created a with the objective of using new and innovative ideas with a view to accelerate the growth of the sector.


“The Authority hereby invites applications for the 2nd cohort of the Regulatory Sandbox. The window for filing of applications shall open on September 15, 2020 and close on October 14, 2020,” said in a

The former Disney actress joins the social media network known for its X-rated content.

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Bella Thorne, the actress, singer, and entrepreneur, best known for starring on the Disney Channel series Shake It Up, certainly shook it up this past week. 

Thorne is the latest celebrity to sign up to OnlyFans, a subscription-based social media platform where users can sell or purchase original content. While some mainstream celebrities and influencers, such as Cardi B, have OnlyFans pages, the platform is primarily known for its adult content.

After setting up her account and asking $20 for a subscription, Thorne quickly made $1 million dollars in 24 hours, temporarily shutting the site down. She will clear $2 million by the end of the week. Not bad for posting alluring original content,


March recorded the worst-ever foreign portfolio investor (FPI) equity outflows in a calendar month, at Rs 58,632 crore ($7.9 billion).


Now, August is set to log the highest-ever foreign investor flows into domestic stocks. With one trading session to go, the FPI investment tally for the month stands at Rs 47,518 crore ($6.4 billion), surpassing the previous best monthly tally of Rs 33,782 crore in March 2017 in rupee terms, and $6.4 billion in dollar terms during September 2010.



While the sell-off in March was triggered by the panic caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and a virtual halt in economic activity, the 180-degree turn in sentiment was orchestrated by aggressive stimulus measures taken by global central banks, particularly the US Federal Reserve.


Market players say the flow remains stable as long as the US Fed keeps interest rates low.