How online wellness platforms are giving micro businesses like your neighbourhood parlours a makeover
Through on-demand marketplaces, parlour and salon owners are able to leverage their expertise as well as their workforce to render professional-quality services.
Nov 12, 2019
Sustainablility is what business models of young companies need to boost employability, skill building
The contribution of sustainable business models is not limited to employment opportunities. It impacts the quality of lives, opening of global markets, and most importantly can nurture the talent and
Nov 11, 2019
Fighting slowdown: How economy can expect resurgence by handholding high-potential young enterprises
The current situation has made it important to answer the question that is there a need to rejig the Indian economy and identify the sector where the next wave of growth will come from?
Nov 10, 2019
IBC: Why ineligibility norms concerning defaulting promoters should be relooked for MSMEs
Lack of clarity within IBC provisions regarding the applicability of ineligibility norms to a transaction to save the corporate debtor from the ultimate liquidation seems to have driven the thought pr
Nov 10, 2019
6 key issues MSMEs must tackle to ensure legal, administrative compliances
Business and commerce entail an eclectic interplay of many complex ecosystems which are, many times at conflict with each other. The need is to have a framework that is robust yet flexible policy.
Nov 06, 2019
SMEs will make digital payments only if this one worry is solved | PayPal interview
"Receiving money is very easy but there is a cost of money and at the same point of time there is a risk element to it. For that, we have a programme called Buyer Seller Protection programme that SMEs
Nov 06, 2019
How MSME lenders are leveraging technology to reduce risk in unsecured lending
Credit and Finance for MSMEs: In the absence of formal documentation, compliance reporting, and robust credit score, merely about 20 per cent of MSMEs are able to secure credit financing from the ban
Nov 05, 2019
SMEs and intellectual property rights: Long-awaited pairing to improve legal values, boost employment
With many MSMEs operating in overlapping and crowded markets, the need for competitive advantages and unique selling propositions has long existed. IPRs provide just that, especially for businesses th
Nov 04, 2019
Govt’s $5 trillion economy aim needs commitment to ease of setting-up business, support in early years
Ease of Doing Business for MSMEs: The exact impact assessment of such business reforms in knowing if such reforms have essentially inculcated a healthy and easy business environment remains debatable.
Nov 02, 2019
MSME exports have reached a stage where they need helping hand more than just sops
Trade, Imports, Exports for MSMEs: SME exporters need more than just government hand-outs. For the sector to truly grow and meet its potential, it needs the government to work on eliminating structura
Oct 31, 2019
Kirana stores new success mantra: Partnering with logistics companies in small cities to maximise returns
Logistics for MSMEs: Logistic companies are playing a major role in boosting kirana stores in tier II and III cities by providing instant and convenient deliveries from stores to the customers in no t
Oct 30, 2019
Assessing blue-collar workforce before hiring can help e-commerce firms tide over festive demand
By accessing the aid of leading talent assessment firms, new-age Indian e-commerce businesses can ensure that fresh blue-collar hires carry credibility, trustworthiness, and good behaviour along with
Oct 28, 2019
Increase in GST rates not a viable option for SMEs, will lead to unnecessary litigation
GST and Taxation for MSMEs: MSMEs with their tight budgets may not be able to take the extra cost associated with the imposition of a tax or the repeated changes in rates.
Oct 28, 2019
Small businesses rely heavily on third parties; must safeguard amid concerns over outsourcing | Interview
From 46 per cent in 2018, 48 per cent SMBs this year reported data breach cases, as per Kaspersky report. Moreover, micro-enterprises also saw such instances increased from 30 per cent to 36 per cent
Oct 28, 2019
Asia’s fintech space to have small, disruptive players ahead; large ones will team up for more offerings
Banks have been the traditional gateway to payment services. With the fast pace of technological changes, however, this domain is no longer the monopoly of banks.
Oct 24, 2019
SMEs looking to adopt CRM? Here are 5 key things to ensure before choosing right system
Technology for MSMEs: Typically, CRM systems tend to cater to large enterprises and later launch a lite model ‘suited’ to SME or startup space.
Oct 23, 2019
Why automating logistics, supply chain is must for SMEs to cut cost, boost efficiency
Logistics for MSMEs: Automation offers the advantage of improving productivity and gaining the competitive edge to SMEs if implemented across different streams and wings.
Oct 22, 2019
Small businesses, not large firms, likely to delay MSME payments; need robust trade finance ecosystem
Credit and Finance for MSMEs: Specifically, large businesses pay their suppliers within around 86 days, whereas micro-businesses take much longer (around 119 days) to pay their suppliers.
Oct 21, 2019
Economic downturn: Why investing in new-age businesses makes more sense now
Credit and Finance for MSMEs: Making investments in the businesses of the future is a high-risk, high-return challenge, but it can prove to be hugely rewarding in this time of turmoil.
Oct 17, 2019
Small business listings: Will SME exchanges continue to outshine main board this Diwali
In recent years, SME Exchanges have been buzzing with activities in comparison with the main boards. In the FY 2018 and 2019, a total of 261 SMEs were listed, while 123 were listed on the main boards
Oct 15, 2019
Restriction on export rebates not just hits MSMEs but also makes tough for India to climb tax rankings
Trade, Imports, Exports for MSMEs: Imposing restrictions on exporters claiming benefits under other export incentive schemes not only puts them in a disadvantageous position when compared to other exp
Oct 10, 2019
AI can accelerate MSME share in GDP but small businesses must overcome data, ROI, awareness limitations
Technology for MSMEs: AI has become a bedrock for well-funded companies and remains a distant dream for SMEs who continue to expand their bandwidth on basic working capital management to run and expan
Oct 07, 2019
SMEs’ next big frontier: How AI can help deliver personalised, customised customer experience
Technology for MSMEs: There is much more to digitisation than mere connectivity. Providing a personalised and customised customer experience is the next big frontier for SMEs.
Oct 06, 2019
Policy implementation key to MSME growth; environment must be proactive towards small business needs
Ease of Doing Business for MSMEs: An entrepreneur is not a burden on the society, on the contrary, he/she helps in taking care of the society by employing people, bringing in positive economic changes
Oct 01, 2019
How GST is hurting this set of Indian SMEs, global competitiveness lost
Trade, Imports, Exports for MSMEs: The GST Council must review the taxation of exporting intermediaries as this predatory levy on exports may well be the final nail in the coffin for many financially
Sep 30, 2019
Financial consultants: Today’s catalyst for SMEs to drive financial management, profitability
Credit and Finance for MSMEs: For a sector working on a limited budget, hiring a financial consultant might seem like an extravagance, but, it has become important for SMEs to do so for efficient fina
Sep 29, 2019
Cashback websites: Important yet lesser-focused channel by small businesses to boost growth
Cashback websites help drive sales, gain traction in terms of shoppers and offer the brand a lot more visibility.
Sep 26, 2019
Coronavirus Updates: Funds pour in towards PM CARES; India records highest single-day jump in cases
Way to go! Indian Railways prepares isolation coaches, patient cabins in trains as COVID-19 quarantine facility; see pics
Brilliant idea! Indian Railways to convert train coaches into quarantine facilities; details
Government of India launches coronavirus tracking app Corona Kavach, now available for all Android phones
Big relief for salaried! Modi govt to change EPF withdrawal rule, pay PF contributions
Coronavirus in Europe: Italy, Spain suffer record virus deaths as infection rate surges
Central Government Employees? Modi govt has extended last dates for appraisal activities
Modi govt launches PM CARES Fund! Donate to help India fight Covid-19, get tax-benefit too
Cognizant to give two-third of India employees 25% extra payment over base salary for working in COVID-19 outbreak
Ratan Tata joins Mukesh Ambani, Anand Mahindra to fight coronavirus; Tata Group pledges Rs 500 crore
Budget 2020 hasn't violated fiscal discipline: FM Sitharaman
Budget 2020 was disappointing for lacking vision; but fiscal, taxation measures welcome: EAC-PM member Ashima Goyal
Budget 2020: FM Nirmala Sitharaman says govt willing to do more beyond Union Budget to boost growth
Budget 2020: FM says green shoots of recovery visible, points at worse macro-economic fundamentals under UPA
Budget and the economy: What can we expect after this Budget?
Budget 2020: FM Sitharaman takes on P Chidambaram over defence budget allocation
Budget 2020 proposals on DDT, personal tax not to impact MF industry: Franklin Templeton
Budget 2020: Chidambaram slams Modi govt; says economy close to collapse, unemployment making India poorer
Budget 2020: How ESOP tax changes will benefit start-up employees
Economic Survey 2020: Fudging food and fertiliser subsidy
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