December 20, 2020

Savvy entrepreneurs aren’t simply hoping for a great new year; they’re making it happen. A few key moves will send customers your way.


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Win the local game

How important is ? For businesses with physical locations, it’s everything. Just look at the numbers recently published on Hubspot.

  • 46% of all searches seek local information.
  • 88% of local business searches on a mobile device result in a call or visit within 24 hours.
  • “Near me” or “close by” searches grew by more than 900% over two years.
  • 92% of searchers pick a business on the first page of local search results.
  • By 2021, mobile devices will influence more


Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Highways and Road Transports and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, said on Saturday that the Union government will soon come out with a new policy aimed at protecting the interests of sugarcane and growers.


Speaking after dedicating 33 National Highway projects worth Rs 10,904 crore covering 1,197 km in a virtual event here, Gadkari said that the Union government is very well aware of the plight of the sugarcane and growers.



“Sugar and rice production are in surplus in the country and therefore the Union government intends to encourage production of from sugarcane and rice to support the farmers,” he said.


It may be recalled that the Union government had first proposed a 5 per cent blending of with petrol in 2003 and made it mandatory in 2007. In


Cryptocurrency-exposed stocks soared on Thursday as smashed through another record. topped $23,000 per token on Thursday, having only surpassed the $20,000-milestone for the first time on Wednesday. The digital currency is currently trading at $23,153, according to a composite of prices compiled by Bloomberg.


Early Thursday stock gains included Marathon Patent Group’s rise of as much as 20 per cent, lifting shares to the highest since March 2018. Bit Digital climbed as much as 20 per cent, Riot Blockchain added 10 per cent, and MicroStrategy rose 7.8 per cent, while Silvergate Capital, which was upgraded at at KBW, rallied 15 per cent to a record.


Cryptocurrency-linked stocks in Asia had jumped following gains for the US names, after Bitcoin’s rise on Wednesday.




PayPal Holdings, which enabled customers to use cryptocurrencies in October, rose 3.2 per cent to a