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‘Unless India substantively changes way business is done, MSMEs can’t capitalise on China opportunity’

Ease of Doing Business for MSMEs: It is almost unimaginable to an average businessman in our country that in many other countries such as the US, you can start a business, run it efficiently, get into

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Interview | Corporates today don’t have agility of startups to innovate, execute: Microsoft’s Lathika Pai

'Some large corporates believe that they can create entrepreneurs and entrepreneur labs. This is good but the reality is that it's really the startup founder coming in, who has a different way of look

Double whammy: Once attractive to investors, how coworking is fighting WeWork fiasco, Covid for survival

In terms of immediate short-term strategy, co-working companies may consider entering into a compromise with the occupiers, which may involve, reduction or deferment/staggering of payment of rents and

real estate, impact of Coronavirus on housing sales, lockdown, commercial real estate, covid-19

‘Atma Nirbhar’ MSMEs: How govt measures will enable them for long-term sustainability, profitability

Ease of doing business for MSMEs: In current times, where the mere survival of the MSME sector is at stake, Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan intends to address the needs of the MSME sector.

Logistics to be game-changer for delivery businesses amid Covid if they make this cost-effective move

Logistics for MSMEs: The penetration of technology in logistics will only increase from here. Logistics software-as-a-Service (SaaS) will see a lot of reception as companies will want to pay-as-they-g

Claiming input tax credit on employee spend that every MSME must know about to save time and money

GST and Taxation for MSMEs: Most businesses miss out on claiming input tax credit on reimbursable employee expenses. The primary reason behind this is the fact that employee spend is not adequately ca

‘India’s e-commerce growth propelled due to Covid might come at the cost of more online frauds’

Fraud instances could possibly rise at an even quicker pace in the current scenario, as fraudsters could take advantage of the sudden disruptions and operational challenges caused in the e-commerce sp

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Domain name: What small businesses must do to ensure their online identity builds credibility

Technology for MSMEs: A domain name is like an address on the internet and most often it is the first thing potential clients see.  It represents an online identity of your brand and business.

‘MSMEs must commit to these 18 guideposts of action to survive regardless of post-Covid predictions’

Ease of Doing Business for MSMEs: While few businesses have the luxury to predict and put financial resources and the right talent to respond to highly probable scenarios, the small businesses, by and

economic relief package, fiscal measures, industries, businesses, coronavirus, covid 19

Covid-19: 6 critical measures govt must include in MSME relief package to ease working capital stress

Credit and Finance for MSMEs: The most important support that can be offered to MSMEs is the security of their jobs and payment. Addressing this issue of payment will bring about some relief to the se

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GST: 9 reasons why small businesses should use mobile apps for filing GST

GST and Taxation for MSMEs: GST accounting applications have helped in the transition of many small businesses in an easier and cost-effective manner to a new indirect tax system and also making them

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2020 to be year of survival for entrepreneurs; here’s why Covid is true test of ease of doing business

Ease of Doing Business for MSMEs: All the government services like clearances, issuing licenses, approvals etc. should be online and time-bound. The onus of delay should be on the officer concerned an

Sanjib Pohit, professor, National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), said that a cut in intermediate tax during this time would definitely help the economy.

Covid-19: MSMEs, startups most vulnerable to cyber frauds; these IT policies can help mitigate risks

Technology for MSMEs: The large corporations, critical government infrastructures, and others have built strong resilience to cyber threats, but small business and start-ups need to cover-up and remai

cyber crime

MSMEs in essential operations are locked out; implementation paralysis hurting small businesses

Ease of Doing Business for MSMEs: Even though clear guidelines have been issued permitting interstate trucking operations, significant concerns are being faced by stakeholders while requisitioning per

lockdown 3, coronavirus, covid 19

‘Covid pandemic is made to order for gig ecosystem as freelancing can help recover Indian economy’

India has experimented with gig ecosystem for social protection in the last decade and a half under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) by providing intermittent or sho

‘Virtualization’ is key for MSMEs, startups to compete with large players; here’s what can enable it

Technology for MSMEs: The benefits that Cloud Service Providers (CSP) claimed around reduced workforce for support and reduced hardware/software resource requirements has suddenly become the most need

The covid-19 scenario will see an increase in adoption of data, technology, digital as well as integration of MarTech to create virtual experiences for consumers online

Fixed-term contracts can be new normal for MSMEs to match number of workers with actual requirement

Skill, Labour, Talent for MSMEs: A “fixed-term employment workman” has been defined to be a workman who has been engaged based on a written contract of employment for a fixed period.

How Ayushman Bharat-PMJAY scheme is beneficial for poor and Deprived, who may get benefit under ayushman bharat and how, Coronavirus test and treatment likely to be covered under ayushman bharat

‘Micro enterprises are key to solving issue of informal labour workforce in India’

Skill, Labour, Talent for MSMEs: Considering that most micro-enterprises are not taught to foresee much beyond a financial crisis, a catastrophe like Covid-19 can leave them completely shaken.

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MSMEs in logistics hit hardest by lockdown; here’s what govt can do to revive ailing small businesses

Logistics for MSMEs: According to the All India Motor Transport Congress, the daily movement of trucks has decreased to less than 10 per cent of normal levels.

The government had earlier decided to launch the RoDTEP scheme from January 1, 2020, but it deferred the roll-out to the next fiscal, as exporters cited operational challenges to seek more time for the transition. (Representative image)

‘This levy on e-commerce firms is another attempt by India to tax digital transactions’

Unlike earlier equalisation levy in respect of online advertisement services applicable only on B2B transactions, new equalisation levy provisions are applicable on every transaction undertaken by suc

FDI policy tweak may squeeze Chinese investments into MSMEs, startups

Credit and Finance for MSMEs: Considering the present scenario and aftermath of Covid-19 pandemic, availability of capital for both MSMEs and startups will be crucial for their survival.

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3 critical lessons small businesses must learn from Covid-19 to grow in post-pandemic world

Ease of Doing Business for MSMEs: The small business owners must build trauma management capabilities to be able to respond to a crisis with their inherent strength, resolve and resilience.

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New GST return: Here’s everything MSMEs must know about forms, old vs new returns, issues in new system

GST and Taxation for MSMEs: In order to simplify the compliance procedure further for GST-registered businesses, the 31st GST Council meeting proposed a new return system.

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Lockdown cripples India’s MSME-dominated mustard oil industry; recovery may take multiple months

Trade, import and export for MSMEs: The manufacturing of mustard oil came to a standstill and supplies were severely disrupted after the sudden announcement of a nationwide lockdown.

Handholding MSMEs to be critical for government, financial institutions to revive them post pandemic

Ease of Doing Business for MSMEs: Businesses will be required to rework their financial requirements and would need restructuring. Hence, financial institutions will have to play a big role here.

Make in UP, Make in India, investment, modi's economic package, nirmala sitharaman economic package

P2P lending may solve India’s problem of financial inclusion but success depends on these key areas

Credit and Finance for MSMEs: When it comes to lending, a solution is required to address minimal collateral, lack of credit history and absence of point of sales.

‘Low-cost innovation by MSMEs are key to minimising supply chain disruptions amid Covid-19’

Technology for MSMEs: As the country fights the Covid-19 pandemic, leveraging low-cost innovation and agility shall be the key to recovering from the disruptions caused by the outbreak.

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