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On a growth path

With 12,000 shareholders, Sattari Urban Co-operative Credit Society Ltd (SUCCSL) has come a long way since it began in 1996 with 1,000 shareholders. It has nine branches across the state and aims to have 16 more by 2020 with a deposit base of Rs 100 crore By Abdulla Khan | B&C The co-operative banking sector in Goa plays an important role …

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Goa’s original piano man

Over half a century back when good pianos were difficult to get, Pedro Fernandes, a gifted musician, assembled them with parts sourced from UK. The logical progression was to open a shop and today Pedro & Co is a renowned supplier of musical instruments, writes MICHAEL FISHER Pedro & Co would have been Goa’s only piano manufacturer if not for …

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Nurturing 341 business ideas

Joint liability groups is the new mantra for those with informal education but sound business ideas. Founder of NGO Omkar Arts and Crafts, M M Netalkar is the recipient of the NABARD award for promoting such groups and nurturing entrepreneurship among non-mainstream individuals, reports SHOMA PATNAIK

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Lavish spread for pets

One of the biggest changes observed by pet owners these days is in the variety of choice for their darlings. About a decade ago, pet products presented a dreary picture. A motley collection of belts and chains, some tonics and boxes of smelly biscuits were all that the pet section in a store offered. Currently, the scenario is improved significantly. …

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From salesman to enterpreneur

By Michael Fisher | B&C Instead of throwing a tantrum, Jaiprakash Sinai Kunde’s recent experience found that short bursts of intense stress can improve cognitive functions and make him more productive, even boosting his overall health.

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More about financing schemes

NEWS BNI Aparant attains ‘titanium status’ The first chapter of BNI in Goa – BNI Aparant achieved ‘Titanium Status’ after inducting their 69th and 70th member on December 2014. The chapter has so far generated more than Rs 52 crore of business for its members.

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Builder’s objections on jurisdiction rejected

BY JATIN RAMAIYA Vivek Gupta and other members of his family had approached the Goa State Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission against the plea that the South Goa District Forum at Margao had committed an error by dismissing their complaints for want of jurisdiction by its order dated May 9, 2013. Factually, their case before the Commission was that they were …

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Safety first

Helmet stores in Goa are set to witness a surge in customers in the coming months as the government is all set to expand the compulsory helmet rule from April

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IT Park: High on hype

Allocation of land does not an IT park make. There is a lot that needs to be done from branding Goa as an IT hub, upgrading skill sets and drawing talent from outside to taking care of transport and housing. All Goa has succeeded in generating so far is a buzz with no tangible benefits for anyone, writes Michael Fisher

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