29 January 2015

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Small Enterprise Magazine (2nd Anniversary) Issue: Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in India:

India is an entrepreneurial country, but its entrepreneurs have had to struggle to create and grow their business ventures. There is, however, a growing group of first-generation Indian entrepreneurs that have generated large-scale employment and significant wealth. These successes have encouraged a new breed of entrepreneurs especially in the internet and e-commerce space. We do lack a robust ecosystem to fuel innovation, R&D that hopefully triggers entrepreneurship.

Small Enterprise Magazine October'14 Issue : Technology Solutions for Small Business

For a business owner, it is vital that they understand and use advanced technologies. Technology can help increase business efficiency and even expand operations. Cover Story Sponsored by SAP

September’14 Issue Cover story: SME Banking & Finance

SME Banking is a different business altogether. Even though SMEs do have a corporate structure, most of them run as sole proprietorship or family-owned businesses. Hence, bankers need to engage with them and understand their requirements and repayment capabilities. Bankers need to work closely with SME associations and experts to have more knowledge about the business.

Small Enterprise Magazine, July’14 Issue: Challenges in growing from Small to Big

Bitter it may be, the truth is that often owners themselves are the biggest obstacles which limit the growth of their business. Unfortunately many SME owners do not have a vision for the future. In fact their planning time horizon normally is 6 months to 1 year at a maximum. This shows that their mindset is not very pro-active. They themselves are not visionary; a very important attribute an owner should have to scale up his business.

Small Enterprise Magazine June'14 Cover

Small Enterprise Magazine June’14 Issue : Start-Up Essentials

Starting a business is exciting. But it can be exhausting if the entrepreneur is not properly guided. When starting a company, good advice early on can be the difference between success and failure. Choosing the right from drafting a business plan to right strategies in recruiting, marketing, branding and many more play key role in deciding the success of an enterprise. In June issue of Small Enterprise magazine, you will find start-up experts and mentors sharing their tips and advice for start-ups on various segments.

Small Enterprise Magazine, May'14 Issue: Digital Marketing for Small Business.

Does your organisation have a clearly defined digital strategy? As we all are now spending more of our lives surrounded by digital media, marketers, keeping pace with this, are spending a good chunk of their ad budget on digital marketing. Reports say that digital advertising is growing by more than 10 per cent and mobile advertising by more than 50 per cent every year in India alone.

Future Work Places and Changing Office Design Concepts

Change is inevitable. It is a universal law. Like the way it changed our lifestyle, businesses and technology, our work places too are going to be very much different from what it is today. Antique ledger systems, paper piles and boring office interiors are already a thing of the past. Technology, innovation, team work, collaboration, work on move, virtual offices, all these are the buzzwords of the young generation of India who wish to be less formal and try to create a new work culture. Futurists have several zany pictures about the future of work places.

Why Banks are Reluctant to Come to Rural Entrepreneurs

India’s banking sector has been flourishing with a rising economy and a large population base. The same cannot be said for rural and semi urban centers. India has one of the poorest statistics when it comes to offering banking services to the rural centers. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on its part acknowledges the lack of rural penetration and its towing with the idea of making a new rule making it mandatory for new banking licensee’s to have one fourth of their total banking branches in rural centers. The idea of converting Indian postal department as a full fledged bank with its wide range of branch connectivity in rural areas is also a step in the same direction.

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