1. Google launches free app for Indian SMEs

Google launches free app for Indian SMEs

Google on Wednesday announced the launch of a free app for small and medium enterprises in India, ‘Google My Business’.

By: | Bengaluru | Published: December 4, 2014 3:57 AM

Google on Wednesday announced the launch of a free app for small and medium enterprises in India, ‘Google My Business’. According to the company, the app is a simple and easy-to-use product that will help small medium businesses to create an online presence as more consumers go online.

The product will work across desktop and mobile devices (tablets and smart phones), helping SMEs to create and update their business information across other Google products like Search, Maps and Google+. The companies can manage details and information from their smartphones, making it easier for customers to get in touch with local businesses when they search online. Google will also offer free support to help set up their presence online.

“We have invested a significant amount of money in this domain with India Get Business Online programme. It did not work but we learnt from each of our past attempts and that is why we came up with this. Last time, SMEs found it complex to manage websites and we have made it easy and is offering full support,” Suryanarayana Kodukulla, Head of SMB sales, Google India told FE.

According to latest research conducted by Zinnov on behalf of Google, India has over 48 million SMEs and out of this over 8-10 million will immediately gain from adopting internet technologies. Globally, over 2 million businesses use Google’s advertising platform to find potential buyers on the internet.

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    Jan 9, 2015 at 12:08 pm
    SME – Potential Unlimited There are around 105 lakh SME Units in India. The SME sector employs around 3 Crore people. SME Sector has emerged as a dynamic and vibrant sector of the economy. The Potential of an SME is never small. They often reach greater heights in their Entrepreneurship journey. But having said that, Have SME’s achieved all this that easily??? If SME’s could rely upon a source or a platform to overcome these issues, then there nothing that could stop an SME from contributing more to the country’s growth and economy. KSMBOA – Karnataka Small & Medium Business Owner’s ociation is formed to help SME’s in Karnataka in the challenges and Issues they face. KSMBOA would help SME’s in reaching out to the right individual funders/angel investors/venture funders/financial insutes/private financers to help funding of new ventures and other financial needs. Provide them with adequate resources and training on various aspects of technology and marketing. It would also provide networking platforms to ociation members through regular events and gatherings. They would have abundant support and a platform for them to create, share and get ideas and solutions for issues they face. Visit www.ksmboa for more details.
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      Admin
      Jan 9, 2015 at 12:08 pm
      SME – Potential Unlimited There are around 105 lakh SME Units in India. The SME sector employs around 3 Crore people. SME Sector has emerged as a dynamic and vibrant sector of the economy. The Potential of an SME is never small. They often reach greater heights in their Entrepreneurship journey. But having said that, Have SME’s achieved all this that easily??? If SME’s could rely upon a source or a platform to overcome these issues, then there nothing that could stop an SME from contributing more to the country’s growth and economy. KSMBOA – Karnataka Small & Medium Business Owner’s ociation is formed to help SME’s in Karnataka in the challenges and Issues they face. KSMBOA would help SME’s in reaching out to the right individual funders/angel investors/venture funders/financial insutes/private financers to help funding of new ventures and other financial needs. Provide them with adequate resources and training on various aspects of technology and marketing. It would also provide networking platforms to ociation members through regular events and gatherings. They would have abundant support and a platform for them to create, share and get ideas and solutions for issues they face. Visit www.ksmboa for more details.
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        Admin
        Jan 9, 2015 at 12:08 pm
        SME – Potential Unlimited There are around 105 lakh SME Units in India. The SME sector employs around 3 Crore people. SME Sector has emerged as a dynamic and vibrant sector of the economy. The Potential of an SME is never small. They often reach greater heights in their Entrepreneurship journey. But having said that, Have SME’s achieved all this that easily??? If SME’s could rely upon a source or a platform to overcome these issues, then there nothing that could stop an SME from contributing more to the country’s growth and economy. KSMBOA – Karnataka Small & Medium Business Owner’s ociation is formed to help SME’s in Karnataka in the challenges and Issues they face. KSMBOA would help SME’s in reaching out to the right individual funders/angel investors/venture funders/financial insutes/private financers to help funding of new ventures and other financial needs. Provide them with adequate resources and training on various aspects of technology and marketing. It would also provide networking platforms to ociation members through regular events and gatherings. They would have abundant support and a platform for them to create, share and get ideas and solutions for issues they face. Visit www.ksmboa for more details.
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          Admin
          Jan 9, 2015 at 3:30 pm
          Smaller the Enterprise, bigger the road to growth Every business starts small. Most are able to grow and some make it to Rs. 10 crores. Some become Rs. 100 crores. What allows some to grow faster than others? One of the key areas is the ability to scale and grow networks. Despite playing a crucial role in the country’s economy, SMEs in Karnataka face several challenges that affect their performance that are enumerated basically due to the lack of Business Knowledge, market opportunities, adequate resources, mitigating risks, managing talent, financial complexities& corporate governance. With wide-ranging services and programs, Karnataka Small and Medium Business Owners ociation (KSMBOA) strives to equip every SMEs in Karnataka with adequate resources to help them grow in their businesses. An ociation that endeavors the SMEs all over Karnataka to be a part of a unique networking platform and to enhance business and market opportunities. KSMBOA would provide the right Marketing Platform for the entrepreneur and his business. KSMBOA is dedicated to play a pivotal role in creating a robust business environment that is favorable to the success of SMEs of Karnataka. SME, Nothing small about it.
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