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‘Structures backing micro firms to enable them to employ more, enhance contribution to economy imperative’

Often the process of formalisation seems too cumbersome and daunting especially among those entrepreneurs who are uneducated or poorly educated and live in rural or fringes of urban India. The micro e

Roadmap for MSMEs’ survival amid Covid 2.0: What govt must immediately do to tackle impending setback

The government should abolish the mandatory requirement of CIBIL score for extending loan facility and instruct banks not to consider the past performance of an enterprise for the last two years while

SMEs: Why do they numerically dominate an economy despite heavy odds for their operations

SMEs emerge rapidly at varying rates, irrespective of times, and nations, primarily owing to locational influences, process influences, and market influences. Of late, due to technological influences

Pre-pack insolvency for MSMEs: How it differs from corporate insolvency resolution process; key features

Ease of Doing Business for MSMEs: The minimum default threshold of Rs 10 lakh, which has been prescribed for initiating the process, would provide much respite to MSMEs by enabling them to have access

Bengaluru and Hyderabad: How entrepreneurial ecosystem of two leading startup hubs emerged over decades

The origin of the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Bengaluru can be traced back to India’s independence in August 1947 and that of Hyderabad to its integration with India in 1948.

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‘Any disruption in MSMEs’ sales amid second Covid wave to be detrimental to their survival this time’

Ease of Doing Business for MSMEs: E-commerce platforms had matched and surpassed their pre-COVID sales as far back as August last year. To this effect, several MSMEs shifted to online marketplaces las

Interview | We want to double MSME loans under SIDBI’s 59-min scheme in 2021: Online PSB Loans’ Jinand Shah

Credit and Finance for MSMEs: "Around 60-65 per cent of sanctioned loan applications belong to MSMEs in the manufacturing and services sectors while trading vertical accounts for another 30-35 per cen

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MSME exports: How fintech can catalyse cross-border transactions for small firms selling via e-commerce

Trade, import, and export for MSMEs: MSME exporters face the issue of a long payment cycle and often lose out because of currency fluctuation. These are small players who don’t have a financial cush

Unfortunately, though, India’s exports have never really lived up to their potential because it is simply not competitive enough.

‘2.1M women at the center of India’s direct selling market have become successful entrepreneurs’

Ease of Doing Business for MSMEs: The direct selling industry has contributed phenomenally towards self-employment generation in the country. From selling at home parties to selling via social media c

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‘RBI’s Fair Practices Code to help eradicate digital lenders acting as agents for non-registered NBFCs’

The guidelines and regulatory code of conduct will help create an environment reverberating with trust and transparency in the sphere of financial services via digital lending platforms.

Such concerns gained ground when the RBI let multiple bond auctions devolve on primary dealers.

‘Crafts sector’s future promising but conducive ecosystem a must for ways to engage entrepreneurial minds’

Ease of Doing Business for MSMEs: The prospect for the crafts industry is surely promising. A conducive business ecosystem can create ways to engage the bright entrepreneurial minds who can turn this

Xerox India’s Leo Joseph: MSMEs very critical for us; we have touched 1 lakh customers so far | Interview

Technology for MSMEs: "Xerox has observed that Indian MSMEs are inclined towards a service-led approach which is quite noteworthy as compared to our global customer base," said Leo Joseph.

Why India may not need its own Alibaba, SoftBank, or Tiger Global to take tech ecosystem to next level

Indian VCs have contributed immensely to the technology ecosystem but the Indian venture market needs more domestic capital and homegrown investment firms, particularly in the growth and later-stage s

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‘Fintech can bridge MSME credit gap with digital data to assist risk analysis, cash flow-based lending’

Credit and Finance for MSMEs: Access to reliable data in an “easy to access and analyse” digital format is at the center of this business model that will unlock credit supply to the MSME sector.

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‘PLI scheme to nudge OEMs towards local sourcing for greater Made-in-India capacity utilisation of MSMEs’

Ease of Doing Business for MSMEs: The PLI scheme has an anchor-led model that will enable OEMs to adopt an import-substitution approach and thus shift towards greater collaboration with Indian MSMEs t

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With multiple schemes launched, here’s what Modi govt can do next to help MSMEs reach full potential

Technology for MSMEs: While in this year’s budget proposal, the government has made a few positive steps in helping small businesses with extending capital gains and exemptions, there are more measu

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Startup IPOs: What makes SPACs viable option to go public, tap into new ecosystem of capital

SPAC structures are not new to Wall Street and have been around for decades. However, it has lately become a rage in the US with nearly 250 SPACs going public in 2020 and 67 SPACs hitting the market i

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‘Shift to remote working, digitised operations to augur well for women entrepreneurs in India in long run’

Ease of Doing Business for MSMEs: Women entrepreneurs have quickly shifted gears to cater to new demands and challenges that the pandemic had brought on. In fact, more than 50 per cent of businesswome

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Pursuit of happiness: How entrepreneurship is helping rural women find their own mantra of being ‘happy’

Ease of Doing Business for MSMEs: Rural entrepreneurship has produced new economic opportunities for women in the rural areas of the country. For these rural women, entrepreneurship is not only boosti

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Dealing with stressed business assets: Giving up on time is a smart strategy

Ease of Doing Business for MSMEs: The situation of stressed assets is hardly surprising, given the economy’s stressed assets had quadrupled from $26 billion in 2015 to $106 billion in 2020. Thus far

Cyber attack: ‘Reasons for startups’ data breaches go beyond lack of focus on securing apps, websites’

Hackers are becoming more and more interested in the data of Indian consumers. 2020 saw a series of startups' data breaches which left consumers and even businesses asking one question - How secure ar

When it comes to the risk of a cyber and ransomware attack, 30 per cent of respondents believe that it is a significant threat, compared to 41 per cent in India.

Fintech adoption: How startups have impacted banking, financial services, insurance in India so far

The advent of fintech players had somehow made banks a little bit conventional in the initial years. However, banks are now joining forces with fintech startups to upgrade their existing systems and e

“This investments will be focused on SME Neobanks, fintech enablers, lending fintech, insurtechs and embedded finance,” the analysts said.

Atmanirbhar Bharat: How healthtech startups can help Modi govt scale Covid vaccination drive across India

Startups can, and most likely will, help engender a lot of social and information sharing activity as the vaccination drive begins in full gusto.

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How evolving role of ‘compliance partner’ for MSMEs, startups will be critical in determining scale ahead

Ease of Doing Business for MSMEs: The challenge with startups and MSMEs is the lack of general awareness of the regulatory landscape. Also, compliances are generally not considered as a part of core b

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Holding back: What it would take for India’s healthtech sector to churn out its first unicorn startup

Healthcare startups need to first gain trust in the first five years of their business operations, go deeper in terms of geographical expansion in the next five years, and after the 10th year scale up

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Small businesses post-Covid recovery: Why banks alone cannot empower MSMEs to survive and thrive

Credit and Finance for MSMEs: MSMEs tend to be treated as one generic pool based on their turnover, which is not appropriate to determine access to working capital. Their risk profiles and who they ge

‘While Covid caused setback for startup funding, realigning priorities let investors sail troubled waters’

In the current uncertain and complex world that we inhabit, start-ups and investors alike, need to adopt an open mindset, adapt quickly to changing scenarios, focus on crisis management, and develop m

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