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  • As part of its special package on how to make a smooth shift from a regular job to starting your own business venture, Money Today helps you with a quick guide to setting up your own company.
  • While risk capital allows you to start a firm without taking on debt, it is probably the most expensive form of capital as you are giving away equity in exchange for the capital.
  • There is a growing population of entrepreneurs seeking freedom from regular jobs and setting up own businesses. If you, too, hate working for others and have an idea for a marketable product or service that you are passionate about, it is a good time to start your own venture.
May 31, 2013
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Perspective I-T Tribunal adds to woes of portfolio management services' customers

I-T Tribunal adds to woes of portfolio management services' customers

The Income Tax Appellate Tribunal of Mumbai recently ruled that fund manager's fee paid by an individual cannot be deducted while calculating capital gains from investments made through PMS for tax purposes.

Another rate cut from RBI could augur well for fixed-income market

Inflation has fallen below 6% for the first time in three years. Clearly, this opens up more room for the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to cut policy rates further.

Trivia and Telling Figures

Expert speak on what's making news in the world of personal finance

Expert speak on what is making news in the world of personal finance -

Don't get tempted by falling gold prices, say experts

If gold prices sustain at lower levels, consumption could grow at a faster pace. However, volatility in prices could limit investment demand in the near term.

A look at recent rulings which can affect you

A look at recent rulings which can affect you -
Stocks How to best place stock orders and benefit from them

How to best place stock orders and benefit from them

The list of types of sell/buy orders you can place with your stock broker is long and confusing. We explain the most popular ones and how you can put these to best use.

Demand for bitcoins in India is largely from speculators

Demand in India for Bitcoins, a virtual currency maintained by peer networks, is largely from speculators - as it is worldwide.

Investment tip: Focus on quality stocks than following FII trends

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Stocks of tea, coffee companies expected to remain under pressure

After staying hot in 2012, shares of tea and coffee companies are not expected to do well in 2013. Experts point at rising input costs and unfavourable weather in countries that are big producers of these two commodities.

SX40 offers more diversification than peers: Joseph Massey

Joseph Massey, MD and CEO, MCX Stock Exchange, talks to Dipak Mondal about the firm's first index in India, the SX40, and how it is different from its peers in the country.

Behind the gold loan companies' struggle for survival

Their strong run over the last few years made them look like set for exponential growth for a long time to come. For the last few months, gold loan companies have been struggling to come to terms with the harsh market reality.

Berger Paints among top gainers in past six months

Berger Paints is among the top gainers in the past six months with return of over 37 per cent.

Kotak Mutual Fund CEO Sandesh Kirkire says there's need to enable environment for genuine entrepreneurship

While the declining gold and crude oil prices may alleviate the import pressure, a longer term solution has to be built around increasing the competitiveness of industry, writes Kotak Mutual Fund CEO Sandesh Kirkire.
Mutual Fund Gold ETFs have given negative returns over the past one year

Gold ETFs have given negative returns over the past one year

Gold ETFs have given a negative return of 0.64 per cent compared with 4.26 per cent average annual return by equity diversified funds over the past one-year.

Will Sebi directive of labelling mutual fund products help?

Sebi has mandated that fund management companies label their schemes from 1 July 2013 to enable investors to understand a mutual fund product and its compatibility with their specific goals. But, is this enough to help the investor avoid a product that does not meet his needs?

Mutual fund watch: Canara Robeco Equity Tax Saver

Canara Robeco Equity Tax Saver has outperformed its category average four times in the past five years.
Query Corner Money Today experts answer your personal finance queries

Money Today experts answer your personal finance queries

Money Today experts answer your personal finance queries - banking, insurance, real estate, taxation and more.
Investment Fund managers keep faith, say India to remain a good investment bet in FY14

Fund managers keep faith, say India to remain a good investment bet in FY14

India is a good investment bet even if the economy clocks low growth in the coming financial year, says the majority of the fund managers polled.

How treaties with foreign countries can help NRIs save tax

India has signed Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement with many countries. The aim is to avoid double taxation of same income. The treaty can be bilateral, that is, apply to only the two countries in question, or multilateral. These treaties benefit institutions and individuals who earn in countries other than their country of residence.

Social media gain popularity as consumer feedback tools

Whether you post your grievance on social media, online forums or blogs sites, it's now highly likely that the companies concerned will track your comments.
Travel Auto Bild shares some tips to prepare for a road trip

Auto Bild shares some tips to prepare for a road trip

There are certain things you should carry in your car to deal with an emergency while on the road.
Smart Spending Tips to turn your house into a smart home: Fully automated

Tips to turn your house into a smart home: Fully automated

In India, following the boom in the realty sector, new home buyers are opting to add automated elements to their property. Technology has developed so much so that anyone can afford to automate their houses, customised to individual needs and, more importantly, individual budgets.

How online apparel retailers are reinventing to stay ahead of competition

The online fashion retailing industry is burgeoning. Numerous sites have cropped up in the past few years to claim their share of a very satisfying retail pie.

Gadget reviews: Lenovo ThinkPad, XOLO X1000, Sony Xperia ZL and more

Sam Abraham introduces new products to help you zero in on those that offer value for money.
Money Today Basics Things you should be careful about while shopping online

Things you should be careful about while shopping online

We are all familiar with phishing mails and the dangers of transacting on an unsecured site and using public computers or shared wi-fi connections. Here are some lesser-known traps.
Commodities Slowing demand to keep iron ore prices under pressure

Slowing demand to keep iron ore prices under pressure

Before investing in iron ore you should look at factors such as the government's mining policies, likely export/import figures and demand in key consuming countries such as China.
Real Estate Realty tip: Why you should buy a house in resale market

Realty tip: Why you should buy a house in resale market

Are you looking to buy a house but don't want to wait for three to four years that developers take to complete projects? Or do you want to live in an area where basic infrastructure is already in place? If yes, your best chance is buying a house in the resale market.
Editors Note Money Today Executive Editor Sarbajeet Sen on how to start your own business

Money Today Executive Editor Sarbajeet Sen on how to start your own business

In our cover package, we tell you how to structure your investments during the shift, how to re-balance your insurance portfolio including your health cover and how best to deal with your existing debts.
Talk Back Money Today readers' feedback on the magazine's personal finance coverage

Money Today readers' feedback on the magazine's personal finance coverage

Money Today readers give their feedback on the magazine's personal finance coverage -
Banking Best banks to take home, education and car loan from

Best banks to take home, education and car loan from

Are you scouting for a loan to buy a house, a car or for your child's education? Given below are the best deals on offer from public and private sector lenders.