by Rajen KumarIndia's Manufacturing Muddle
What holds Indias manufacturing sector at the back foot? Why the sector has failed to emerge from the shadow of a strong service sector which has recorded a creditable growth in the...
Special ReportsMar 2014
When you have just decided to go ahead and chase your dream of higher studies, the one you had sidelined for quite some time now, you realize the road ahead is not so...
Socks & Accessories Industry Generating Employment
Today, the socks industry is turning into a great opportunity for Indian businesses from manufacturing, distribution, and retail business segments. SMEs play a critical role in generating millions of jobs, especially at the low skill level. Socks and Accessories Industry is one of the niche and unexplored sectors but holds a huge market share and contribution in Indian economy.
Aditi Balbir's Innovations in Hospitality
With a double Post Graduation Degree in Management from Indian School of Business Hyderabad and Infinity Business School, Delhi, Aditi Balbir is a dynamic entrepreneur who has carved a niche for herself in Indias leisure travel and hospitality sector with V Resorts. She is also an ardent supporter of initiatives for women and has shown her constant keenness on developing concepts for Women centric travel with her ingenuity.
A Budding Competitor in the Online Travel Services Segment - Overall Travel
Overall Travel is Indias leading online travel solution provider. As a travel facilitator, their approach is to cater to various travel products and services to ensure that your life gets Fueled by Happiness.
Meenu Mahto Urges Youth to Take to Agriculture
Jharkhand was carved out of Bihar in order to address the specific developmental needs of this plateau region. Everybody had a firm belief that this mineral rich region will flourish, once the locals get enhanced role in the governance. In the enthusiasm, the policy makers focused only on mineral exploration and related industries and miserably failed to underscore the importance of farming sector which offers a great opportunity of attracting investment. Agriculture is still the major source of employment for approximately 80 percent of rural population. This ignorance is probably because agriculture sector is plagued with problems like dependence on nature, low investment, low productivity, mono cropping with paddy as the dominant crop, in inadequate irrigation facilities and small &marginal holdings. The dependence of agriculture on the Vagaries of the rain God can be gauged from the fact that as much as 92 percent of the total cultivated area has no irrigation facility.
Decoding the Success Formula of “UrbanRestro”
The new Indian story is being scripted by the young breed of entrepreneurs who will stop at nothing to realize their dreams. Gone are the days when job security was the sole motive of formal education. While this entrepreneurial spirit is increasingly taking over the length and breadth of the nation, there are some instances that are truly inspiring and worth a read.
Breaking the Glass Ceiling
It is no secret women in India face gender inequality in the workplace, and find new challenges when venturing out on their own. The Gender Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index (GEDI) recently ranked India 16th out of 17 countries that foster high potential female entrepreneurship bringing the need to improve the scenario of women entrepreneurs in India to the forefront. Shanaya Mody, Director of Mazda Limited and nine year Alibaba.com Gold Supplier Member, however, believe that the initiative to bring about this change begins with women themselves.
Catalyzing Skill Development of SME Sector
Founded in 2006 by Vinod K. Pandita, Managing Director & CEO, a technocrat and management professional with two decades of industrial and consulting experience, Perception Management Consulting is a niche India-based strategic management consulting organisation delivering projects globally. PMC thematic service solutions cover management auditing, risk assessment, industry specific compliance assessment, strategy planning advisory, business excellence models, standards & certifications, sustainable business advisory, financial advisory, technology transfer advisory, leadership and skill development trainings.
Bodycare International- Training the Rural Poor into Skilled Labours
Skilled labour is going to be a big challenge for manaufacturers of readymade garment, says Mithun Gupta, Director, Bodycare International, a leading company engaged in production of inner thermal wears and kids' fashion garments.
Shreem Jeweler- An Entrepreneurs' Narrative
Shreem drives its name from the Sanskrit word Shree which means LAXMI. Shreem Jeweler, a unit of Shivansh Diamond Private limited is one of Indias contemporary jewelers. The promoter Ashutosh Sharma started business in 1996. Since then, Shreem Jeweler has carved a niche for itself with exquisite designs and superior quality products.
How Tech Active came into being?
I always wanted to be an entrepreneur. I have grown up seeing my father take risks, meet challenges, failures and success in his business ventures. Since my school days, I had a clear vision of what I wanted to do in life. I believe that if you have certain aspirations in life, sometimes the only way to reach them is to be an entrepreneur.
An NRI - Promoted SME Spread Wings Across 110 Countries
In 1993 Internet popularity began to sprout and in next two years many business opportunities created in the US. Patel was quick to plunge into internet related business and started a new company IceNet with his classmate Chirag Mehta in Puerto Rico Island. As India de-regulated ISP market, Patel and his partner decided to set-up IceNet in India.
I.A. Modi: Inspiration for young Indian Entrepreneurs
Born in a tiny village of Hansot of Bharuch district of Gujarat on February 18, 1926, IA Modi belonged to a middle class family background. He lost his mother in his early childhood and was brought by his grandmother. But his penchant for risk-taking, steely determination, a focus approach, integrity and restless mind for innovation made him one of the pioneer industrialists in Indian Pharma sector.
CB Patel: Voice of Asia in United Kingdom
Ever alert by heart and mind, the Septuagenarian, Chandrakant Babubhai Patel, better known as CB Patel, looks a much younger than his age. Despite being an insulin dependent diabetic for over three decades, he is always on the run and can put to shame any gym-dependent executive half his age. Apart from his business interest in retail and real-estate sector, the NRI runs two newspapers – Asian Voice and Gujarat Samachar in London. He is associated with more than 30 social, cultural and human service organizations.
The Idea of a Gift is to convey the Feeling
How often do we feel lost trying to think of an appropriate gift to give our friends, family or acquaintances on occasions like birthdays or anniversary or some special achievement? Many people just about pick any item to carry with them for gifting. In most cases that gift gets dumped in some corner or handed away to someone just like that. People do not have infinite budget for the gifts but put lot of thought in selecting a particular gift. The receiver of the gift not only receives a phy
Human Hair Exports- Accident didn't Deter Him to Make it Big in Business
An unfortunate accident may have paralyzed him lower limbs but not his will to live a life with hope and aspiration. He zest for business never diminished. While in hospital, he made 'net' his companion and he started surfing hoping to get a breakthrough to start his business. He came across Alibaba.com on the internet. That's when he also spotted a business opportunity in the export of Indian human hair showing a substantial demand in the overseas markets.
Man with a Mission – Dr. Chukka Kondaiah
Dr. Kondaiah recently retired (2011) after serving as the Director General of National Institute of Micro and Small Enterprises (ni-msme) for eight long years. The institute was set up in 1960 with the aim of promoting entrepreneurship in the country. It has been making serious contribution to the development of MSMEs through academic schools and programs.
Finger on the Pulse - Mr. Jagat Shah
- Winner of appreciation award for promoting SMEs in India.
- 1st ever Indian magazine to penetrate tier II, III cities & the rural belt.
- Industry Partnerships include CII, FICCI, ASSOCHAM, PHDCC, AIMA, ITPO, SME Network, Federation of Indian Micro Small Enterprises (FISME)
- Official Magazine Partners for several national & international MSME events.
The Last Word
January every year used to be the Great Film Month in Delhi. International Film Festival of India, IFFI used to take place a great get together of film buffs. Youngsters with a taste for the...
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