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Robotics revolution: How robots will help emerging businesses flourish in ways better than computers

Technology for MSMEs: The robotics revolution is going to be nothing smaller than a PC industry revolution that rocked the world in the 1980s and 90s.

AI, ML startups turn new favourite for investors as deeptech becomes backbone for businesses

A new breed of entrepreneurs is focusing on enterprise-led opportunities with the backbone of deeptech platforms.

‘High time for MSMEs causing pollution to comply with environmental norms before govt shut them’

The formation of industrial clusters has helped the MSMEs get organised. However, the key to the success of these MSMEs located in industrial clusters is in ensuring that they comply with the applicab

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Non-tariff barriers: What government should do to ensure MSMEs remain competitive globally

Logistics for MSMEs: Ensuring compliance with the ever-changing NTBs require SMEs to make costly investments in terms of adapting to requisite production processes, packaging and labelling specificati

Not just product delivery, logistics companies helping SMEs bring efficiency in supply chain, technology

Logistics for MSMEs: Logistics companies usually have a pan India reach. They cover even the hinterlands of the country and are helpful to the MSMEs in these areas.

How MSMEs in after-sales automobile accessory market is witnessing change in fortune

Despite the slowdown in the auto sector, the after-sales of auto accessories have created massive growth for MSMEs.

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How P2P lenders are acting as catalyst to entrepreneurship boom in India’s hinterland

Credit and Finance for MSMEs: Non-Banking Financial Companies - Peer to Peer (NBFC-P2Ps) have become engines of support for aspiring entrepreneurs by helping them to face the hardships of financial ri

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Predatory pricing by e-commerce companies: Government’s knee-jerk reaction may aggravate MSMEs’ concern

Ease of Doing Business for MSMEs: For a robust competitive landscape, it is essential that each market participant is able to operate and effectively compete – this is what competition law seeks to

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Small businesses looking for temporary staffing? Here’s what you must ensure to meet short-term demands

Skilling, Labour, Talent for MSMEs: According to data supplied by staffing firms, temporary hiring registers a 10 per cent - 15 per cent during the festive season, with e-commerce platforms leading th

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Why cloud computing is the gateway to industry 4.0 for Indian small businesses

Technology for MSMEs: Commonly employed in large organisations, SMEs also have joined the bandwagon by adopting the cloud technology which makes operations more mobile and accessible for a team.

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Govt’s new tool to empower SMEs: This e-learning platform will help protect their ideas, innovation

Startups and SMEs have access to limited resources and undertake tremendous risks in their business ventures. However, they remain susceptible and vulnerable to exploitation by larger enterprises.

Crowdfunding: How this alternative financing route is helping SMEs ignored by banks to raise capital

Credit and Finance for MSMEs: Crowdfunding platforms partner with the SME support system to help optimize processes and amplify the efficiency of SMEs.

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.

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

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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?

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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

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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.

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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

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

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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

The entrepreneurial landscape is dominated more by failed ideas and ventures and entrepreneurs who have lost more than money and time

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.

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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

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

From the poshest neighborhoods to teeming slums, typical Indian kiranas are cramped spaces that can just about fit a king-size bed but are chock-full of sacks of rice, lentils and dried chili peppers.

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

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.

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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

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.

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