Sakshi Baid

Sakshi Baid is a content marketing strategist who is passionate about assisting freelancers in their professional development. She talks about all the secrets and tips, as well as career guidance for freelancers who want to succeed.

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How to Use Project Huddle to Collaborate With Your Agency’s Clients?

Communication is essential when working with agency’s clients. Better communication helps improve client feedback, build two-way communication and help deliver projects on time. 57% of projects fail due to the breakdown in communications. Many agencies use email and messaging apps to communicate with their clients. These types of media may work for different projects but …

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6 Instagram Growth Strategies For Product Promotion

Running a business online while attempting to promote your goods and services on social media can be challenging. Utilizing social media sites like Instagram can help your marketing strategies become much more successful and attract more customers and followers. This is primarily a result of Instagram’s current era-wide popularity. It is a place to build …

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Starting An Agency? 7 Important Steps For A Smoother Transition

If you’ve already conquered the freelance world, you may now be ready to expand into the next logical step: starting an agency.  First and foremost, solo freelancing and running a full-fledged agency are two very different things. The set of skills required for both vary drastically as well. While solo freelancers can take on smaller …

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15 In-Demand Freelance Jobs That Didn’t Exist 10 Years Ago

Thanks to the internet, starting a freelance business is easier than ever. Social media, virtual job boards, and other online networking spaces make it possible to connect with potential clients both near and far. Currently, 28% of Americans are full-time freelancers. This figure has nearly doubled since 2014, which truly showcases the growing popularity of …

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How To Attract Clients In CoWorking Space As Freelancers

Coworking spaces have picked up a high-paced adoption rate. They provide companies with a camaraderie of corporate settings along with offering equal opportunities for growth to every firm. Shared office spaces tend to be less distracting and quieter than home-based offices or cafes. Not to mention they are relatively less expensive than setting up a …

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How to Become a Digital Nomad in 2023: A Freelancer’s Guide

The pandemic may have accelerated the work-from-home lifestyle but the post-pandemic world is seeing a major shift.  With the reopening of borders and the ease of travel restrictions, the idea of work-from-home has evolved into work-from-anywhere. Remote work has changed how we work and where we work from and the good news is, it’s not …

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From April 1, E-Invoicing Mandatory For Firms With A Turnover Of ₹20 Cr+

From April 1, businesses with a turnover of more than Rs 20 crore must generate E-Invoices for B2B transactions, according to the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs.  E-invoicing for business-to-business (B2B) transactions became essential under GST law on October 1, 2020, for companies with a turnover of over Rs 500 crore, and on …

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Eligibility for e-invoices

It is important to follow government guidelines, and failing to do so can lead to penalties, and unnecessary loss of time, and money. With the introduction of the new e-invoicing law by the government, all eligible taxpayers for this are required to generate e-invoices that are pre-validated through the government portal and provided with a …

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#Budget2021: AtmaNirbhar – Bharat & Freelancers

Atma Nirbhar Bharat, UnionBudget2021 & Freelancers  One of the first things Nirmala Sitharaman talks about the agenda of #Budget2021 is about building “Atma Nirbhar Bharat” Taking the Sankalp of #IndiaFirst, the Finance Minister quotes – “Ancient India was the business epicenter of the world, and Atminarbhar Bharat is the expression of 130 crore Indians who …

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MSMEs revival rests on Banks and Government, seeking for an action.

Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), Nitin Gadkari referred to the sector as the ‘backbone of Indian Economy”. In these crucial times of COVID-19 pandemic and post pan India lockdown, the government is heavily relying on the MSME sector to climb out of the economic swamp. The government has taken several initiatives and …

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Govt’s Udyam portal witnesses over 11 lakh registrations

Launched on July 1, 2020, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Union MSME ministry’s new portal for MSME registration witnesses over 11 lakh registrations till now.  Seeking help from its field establishments to help entrepreneurs register entities on the portal and execute the process for registration, including: National Small Industries Corporation,  Khadi and Village Industries Commission,  MSME-Development …

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‘MSME Prerana’ – Indian Bank’s mentoring programme for MSMEs.

A unique initiative, MSME Prerana is an online business mentoring programme for small business owners. A programme by the Indian Bank, a public sector bank, was launched by the Union Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs, Nirmala Sitharaman, at the bank’s headquarters in Chennai.  An integrated initiative with Poornatha & Co, MSME Prerana aims to …

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Facebook’s $4.3 million grant to support small businesses in India

Amidst the COVID-19 crisis, Facebook has been focusing on providing business tools for the survival of small businesses. According to the data released by OECD and the World Bank, in India, more than one-third of the small and medium-sized businesses on Facebook are facing cash-flow problems.  Facebook has a wide reach in India, almost every …

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GOI Launches 15 Challenges for Startups and MSMEs to Solve for a Grant of INR 50 Lakhs Each

In collaboration with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) & four other ministries, the government of India launched ARISE – Atal New India Challenges programme in order to support the small businesses and MSMEs. The step is in alignment with the vision of making India Aatmanirbhar and less dependent on the imports and products of …

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Under the Credit Guarantee Scheme, Loans to MSMEs are Diminishing

The government’s rescue scheme for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) amidst the COVID-19 crisis is not performing up to the expectations. Small businesses contribute around 25% to the Indian GDP, therefore working on their health is the government’s top priority. To cope with the aftermath effects of the pan-India lockdown on the MSMEs, the …

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MSMEs to shift towards digital payments for economic recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic brought along financial challenges for many economies and institutions. A major force behind driving the Indian economy, Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) also faced a setback. During the lockdown, with working from home and minimized contact, the need for digital payments grew in India.  Digital payments were once an option for …

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Startups may have to contribute towards India’s Sustainability Goals

Businesses are to be made responsible entities. To make them more serious about their contribution to society, the ministry of corporate affairs (MCA) has presented a new system called Business Responsibility and Sustainability Report (BRSR). A move for corporates to report all non-financial disclosures under the same single source.  It is an improvised version of …

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Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme(ECLGS) to cover individual entrepreneurs

The government has decided to extend the ECLGS scheme to include individual entrepreneurs. This is a move to cover the lag in the economic growth caused due to Pan-India lockdown and the COVID pandemic. Individual entrepreneurs head more than 6.3 crore Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), and larger companies across India.  Under this scheme, …

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Insolvency resolution: Cheaper, faster and easier process on cards for MSMEs

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) has proposed a new framework for micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) insolvency resolution process, reducing the time limit to less than 180 days.  The plan aims to focus on making the procedure more cost-effective, quicker and easier allowing the debtors to continue running the business while allowing …

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Refrens.com Raises Investment From Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma, FirstCheque and Others For Its Freelancer Focused Business Platform

Funds will be used for expanding reach of the platform and adding Freelancer friendly financial services.  Bengaluru based startup, Refrens.com, has raised funding from a group of angel investors including Vijay Shekhar Sharma (founder of Paytm) and Anupam Mittal ( Founder of Shaadi.com). Launched in July 2019, Refrens.com offers a free invoicing, payments and expense …

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