Xiaomi’s Hong Kong IPO raises $4.7 billion after pricing at low end

Xiaomi’s Hong Kong IPO raises $4.7 billion after pricing at low end

Xiaomi Corp. and some existing investors raised $4.7 billion after pricing a Hong Kong initial public offering at the low end of a marketed range, a person with knowledge of the matter said. The Beijing-based smartphone maker priced the sale of 2.18 billion shares at HK$17 each, the person said, asking not to be identified because the details are private. Xiaomi had offered the shares at HK$17 to HK$22 apiece. The pricing values Xiaomi at about $54 billion, roughly half the company’s initial goal. Billionaire George Soros and Chinese investment…

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How This Founder Turned Her Love For Travel Into A Profitable Business

How This Founder Turned Her Love For Travel Into A Profitable Business

If you’ve planned a vacation, you know that it can be time-consuming to search for the best things to see and do during your stay. Melissa Biggs Bradley, the founder of Indagare, created the solution she wanted for herself. Indagare is a members-only travel agency for luxury travelers — with customized itineraries and unlocked access to destinations, activities and upgrades. “In 2007, I launched Indagare as a member-based travel site with curated content and community reviews and as soon as we went live, our members began asking us to plan their trips,”…

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Traders body demands scrutiny of proposed Flipkart-Walmart $12b deal

Traders body demands scrutiny of proposed Flipkart-Walmart $12b deal

Traders’ body CAIT on Sunday demanded scrutiny of the proposed USD 12-billion Flipkart-Walmart deal, claiming that it will promote loss funding and predatory pricing in e-commerce sector. It is really unfortunate that in spite of having a clear FDI policy, foreign companies are finding an escape route, whether it is in retail or e-commerce, Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) said in a statement. The traders’ body took a strong objection to the Walmart-Flipkart deal and demanded the government to form a regulatory authority for e-commerce and till the authority is…

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Experts Share How to Close Deals Faster and Get Paid Quicker

Experts Share How to Close Deals Faster and Get Paid Quicker

As a small business, simplifying each interaction with your customers, partners and vendors goes a long way to making the process more efficient and enjoyable. A recent webinar titled, “Make it Rain Money: Close Deals Faster and Speed Up Collections” provides some great insights into how you can make this happen. The webinar was moderated by Anita Campbell, CEO of Small Business Trends. Guests included Alice Bredin, President of Bredin Incorporated, and Jeff Perry, Vice President of Commercial Sales, SMB at DocuSign. The research covered in the webinar was conducted by Bredin…

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12 Public Facebook Groups You Should Join for Great Business Insights

12 Public Facebook Groups You Should Join for Great Business Insights

With more than 2.2 billion active members, Facebook remains one of the most widely used social media platforms out there. As an entrepreneur, this site provides value beyond a social media marketing channel for your business — you can (and should) join one of the thousands of public groups geared toward users who want management and industry insights.We asked Young Entrepreneur Council about their favorite business-oriented Facebook groups: “What public-facing Facebook group is the best for advice on managing and industry insights?” Public Facebook Groups for Business Advice Here’s what YEC community members had to say: 1. Digital…

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15 Best Cash Registers for Small Businesses

15 Best Cash Registers for Small Businesses

Even though some independent retail businesses rely mainly on high tech point of sale systems, traditional cash registers can still offer value to small businesses. Cash registers are generally low cost and easy to use. They also offer some basic reporting features to help you stay on top of your bookkeeping and can offer a longer lifespan than POS systems that need to be updated constantly. Best Cash Registers for Small Business Casio TE4500 This cash register is made for retail stores, with a full keyboard, up to 200 clerk IDs,…

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QuickBooks Accountant Apps Provision Small Businesses and their Financial Advisors

QuickBooks Accountant Apps Provision Small Businesses and their Financial Advisors

The new release of QuickBooks Accountant Apps Program from Intuit (NASDAQ: INTU) gives accountants a platform for making top-rated apps available for their customers. QuickBooks Accountant Apps Program Accountants can now provision, purchase and manage apps recommended by accounting professionals and fully compatible with the QuickBooks suite of products. According to Intuit, the goal of this program is to make accountants more effective by allowing them to recommend curated solutions for their clients. In many instances, these clients are small businesses doing their own accounting using applications such as QuickBooks. But these…

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The New YouTube Studio Offers More Insight for Your Small Business Channel

The New YouTube Studio Offers More Insight for Your Small Business Channel

The new YouTube Studio is finally here. YouTube Studio is Out of Beta YouTube Studio features a new dashboard and three new metrics to help you gauge the popularity of your videos uploaded to the site. The tools help you manage your videos and all the other activity on your channels. These updates were launched in beta a little while ago. YouTube says hundreds of thousands of users experienced the beta version of the new tools. Now the company says all creators on the site should have full access to this update…

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10 Pro Tips for Building an Ecommerce Business with Fulfillment by Amazon

10 Pro Tips for Building an Ecommerce Business with Fulfillment by Amazon

Amazon has made a name for itself as one of the biggest and most trusted brands in ecommerce. But small businesses don’t necessarily need to view Amazon as a major competitor. You could instead make the company into a partner. Most ecommerce sellers already know that you can list and sell your own products on the platform. But you can actually rely on Amazon to handle the shipping and logistics part of your business as well — through the Fulfillment by Amazonprogram. Theo Prodromitis is the owner of the Spa Destinations shop on…

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Microsoft Pix can add business card info to your contacts

Microsoft Pix can add business card info to your contacts

Microsoft Microsoft’s AI-powered camera app Pix just got a new feature. Now you can use it to upload all of the information on a business card into your iPhone Contacts as well as check out the person’s LinkedIn account. All you have to do is open Pix and point your phone’s camera at the business card. Pix will automatically recognize that it’s a business card and ask you if you want to take action. If you do, you then have the option to add the information on the card to…

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