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13 Ways to Deal with a Difficult Customer

The squeaky wheel gets the grease, right? Some people approach conflict resolution with the goal of being as squeaky as humanly possible. Here’s how to handle this type of tough customer: 1. Don’t fight back. A loud, rude, or unruly customer may expect the same from you. Don’t take the bait: You’re likely to lose […]

4 Areas Where Your Business May Be Leaking Cash

Business May Be Leaking Cash

As a small-business owner, you probably have a good idea of what your company’s month-to-month expenses are. But have you taken the time to evaluate exactly where your cash is going? Doing so could make a big difference to your bottom line. For starters, scrutinizing your expenses on a periodic basis will help you keep […]

How to Get Over Your Fear of Public Speaking

How to Get Over Your Fear of Public Speaking

There’s something about standing up in front of a group of strangers and delivering a speech that, for many people, seems like a nightmare they’ve had since childhood. The fear of public speaking keeps some small-business owners from reaping its benefits, such as using the opportunity to build credibility, gather referrals, and generate sales. A […]

THE RUPEE: Steadier Trend

Steadier trend was witnessed on the money market on Thursday in process of rising demand for the greenback, dealers said. Positive developments on the political front, giving a boost to the national currency and probably the rupee may not fluctuate versus the dollar in the coming days. INTERBANK MARKET RATES: The rupee picked up three […]

16 percent GST on sugar to be levied through Presidential Ordinance

16 percent GST on sugar to be levied through Presidential Ordinance The Federal Board of Revenue has proposed 16 percent standard rate of sales tax on sugar in Budget (2013-14). Sources told Business Recorder on Saturday that the FBR has moved the proposal to the Ministry of Finance for consideration in coming budget. The FBR […]

PTA concerned over FBR’s proposal to enhance WHT rates

Pakistan Tanners Association (PTA) has expressed its concern over the Federal Board of Revenue’s proposal, submitted to the Ministry of Finance, to enhance withholding tax (WHT) rates. While talking to Business Recorder, PTA Chairman Agha Saiddain said FBR had once again moved a proposal to the Ministry of Finance suggesting upward changes in the rates […]

Revision of FED slabs: Cigarettes makers’ proposal now part of Presidential Ordinance

The cigarette manufactures have succeeded in incorporating the proposal of their choice in the Presidential Ordinance for revision of Federal Excise Duty (FED) slabs on cigarettes. Sources told Business Recorder on Tuesday that the cigarette manufacturing units have managed to get their own proposal approved in the Finance Ordinance. This will allow them to raise […]