Knowledge Kit

Mar, 2014

7 Tips From Tony Hsieh

Tony Hsieh, Serial Entrepreneur and CEO of, offers leadership advice for fast-growing companies.

Sep, 2013

How NINE was created?

After completing my degree in Fashion from a top ranking fashion school in London, I joined The Shirt Company as a Director. I took over responsibility for sales, design and product development. What initially started off as a shirt manufacturing company has now rapidly expanded and has become India one of the largest export house. We are the official licensee for Barbie and Hot wheels kids clothing in India and have started our own brand for maternity wear NINE.

Tata Power Empowers SHGs in Gujarat

Tata Power provides training and capacity building for rural women by enabling financial independence of women and achieving cumulative savings of Rs. 9.87 lakh for the groups as on July 2013.Building Social Capital for Better Living for Women Tata Power Empowers SHGs in Gujarat -SME World Bureau Tata Power provides training and capacity building for rural women by enabling financial independence of women and achieving cumulative savings of Rs. 9.87 lakh for the groups as on July 2013.

Significance of Intellectual Property (IP) Law for SME's

Intellectual Property refers to the creations of the mind such as inventions, literary and artistic works, and symbols, names, images, and designs used in commerce. Intellectual property laws endow the creators and inventors with exclusive rights over their inventions and creations. Trademark, patent, copyright, and trade secrets fall under the umbrella of Intellectual Property (IP) law. Intellectual property is a valuable tool Small & medium Enterprises (SME's) can use to protect different aspects of their creative activities.

Nov, 2011

CIBIL will assist you to Check Your Credit Worthiness Before You Seek a Loan

Credit Information Bureau (India) Ltd. (CIBIL) has come a long way since its bow in 2004. With just 13 members on board, the membership has inflated to a whopping 700 today. CIBIL may be much misunderstood body, it, however, suffers from the crisis of identity.

Sep, 2011

Talent Retention Tips for SMEs

A recent study taken by PwC that was published in the PwC Private Business Barometer stated that, ”Human, not financial capital, is the key to business growth.” Ironically, in today's market scenario that is extremely volatile and unstable, potential employees look for security in a job and they look at an SME as a less stable job option. They tend to believe that the chances of smaller companies getting affected are more because they do not have the deep pockets to dig into to retain talented individuals when compared to the established players in the market.

May, 2010

Role of Awareness, Action, Audit in SME Marketing

Marketing is like a vitamin for business and if SME owners understand it, they need to have a periodic check up on ROI in marketing. Before, starting a new project, investing further into ideas, setting up production and making tie ups, it is must in today's business environment to go for reality check up.

What is Geographical Indication

A Geographical indication or GI is an indication identifying such goods as agricultural goods, natural goods or manufactured goods as originating or manufactured in the territory, region or locality

Apr, 2010


A business cluster is a geographic concentration of interconnected businesses, suppliers, and associated institutions in a particular field. Clusters are considered to increase the productivity with which companies can compete, nationally and globally. Governments and companies often try to use the cluster effect to promote a particular place as good for a certain type of business. For example, the city of Bangalore, India has utilized the cluster effect in order to convince a number of high-tech companies to setup shop there.

Mar, 2010

Capital (economics)

Market segmenting is dividing the market into groups of individual markets with similar wants or needs that a company divides the market into distinct groups who have distinct needs, wants, behavior or who might want different products & services. Broadly, markets can be divided according to a number of general criteria, such as by industry or public versus private although industrial market segmentation is quite different from consumer market segmentation, both have similar objectives. All of these methods of segmentation are merely proxies for true segments, which don't always fit into convenient demographic boundaries.

Feb, 2010

Government Budget

The two basic elements of any budget are the revenues and expenses. In the case of the government, revenues are derived primarily from taxes. Government expenses include spending on current goods and services, which economists call government consumption; government investment expenditures such as infrastructure investment or research expenditure; and transfer payments like unemployment or retirement benefits.

Jan, 2010

Corporate social responsibility

Corporate social responsibility (CSR), also known as corporate responsibility, corporate citizenship, responsible business, sustainable responsible business (SRB), or corporate social performance, is a form of corporate self-regulation integrated into a business model. Ideally, CSR policy would function as a built-in, self-regulating mechanism whereby business would monitor and ensure its adherence to law, ethical standards, and international norms. Business would embrace responsibility for the impact of their activities on the environment, consumers, employees, communities, stakeholders and all other members of the public sphere.

Dec, 2009

Output Gap¸ National accounts, Green National Product, Financial literacy

National accounts or national account systems (NAS) provide a complete and consistent conceptual framework for measuring the economic activity of a nation (or other geographic area in the broader term social accounts). These include detailed underlying measures that rely on double-entry accounting.

Nov, 2009

Hedge fund, Investment banking, Credit Union, Microcredit – SME Knowledge Kit

A hedge fund is an investment fund open to a limited range of investors that is permitted by regulators to undertake a wider range of investment and trading activities than other investment funds, and that, in general, pays a performance fee to its investment manager. Every hedge fund has its own investment strategy that determines the type of investments and the methods of investment it undertakes. Hedge funds, as a class, invest in a broad range of investments including shares, debt and commodities.

Oct, 2009

GDP Deflator, Price Index, Consumer Price Index - SME Knowledge Kit

GDP deflator (implicit price deflator for GDP) is a measure of the level of prices of all new, domestically produced, final goods and services in an economy. GDP stands for gross domestic product, the total value of all final goods and services produced within that economy during a specified period.

Sep, 2009

3G, Seed money, Start-up Financing Cycle, Money laundering - SME Knowledge Kit

3G networks enable network operators to offer users a wider range of more advanced services while achieving greater network capacity through improved spectral efficiency.

Aug, 2009

Market Capitalization, Energy Security, Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) – SME Knowledge Kit

Market Capitalization, Energy Security and CDM concept explained as part of our Knowledge Kit series in the SME World magazine.

Jul, 2009

Monetization, Divestment for financial goals, IPO, G 8 (Group of Eight) – SME Knowledge Kit

Monetization is the process of converting or establishing something into legal tender. It usually refers to the printing of banknotes by central banks, but things such as gold, diamonds and emeralds, and art can also be monetized.

Jun, 2009

Deflation, Economic Growth, BOP, IMF definition - SME Knowledge Kit

Deflation occurs when the annual inflation rate falls below zero percent, resulting in an increase in the real value of money a negative inflation rate. This should not be confused with disinflation, a slow-down in the inflation rate.

May, 2009

The Primary Market, Initial Public Offering, Reasons for listing, Procedure - SME Knowledge Kit

The Primary Market is that part of the capital markets that deals with the issuance of new securities. Companies, governments or public sector institutions can obtain funding through the sale of a new stock or bond issue.

Apr, 2009

Supply chain, value chain, Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) – SME Knowledge Kit

Supply chain is the system of organizations, people, technology, activities, information and resources involved in moving a product or service from the supplier to the customer.

Mar, 2009


A trade mark may include the shape of goods, their packaging and combination of colours. As per Section 2(1) (m), a mark includes a device, brand, heading, label, ticket, name, signature, word, letter, numeral, shape of goods, packaging or combination of colours or any combination thereof.

Angel Investors, Non- Banking Finance Company, Difference between NBFCs & Banks - SME Knowledge Kit

Angels typically invest their own funds, unlike venture capitalists, who manage the pooled money of others in a professionally-managed fund. Although typically reflecting the investment judgment of an individual, the actual entity that provides the funding may be a trust, business.

Feb, 2009

Venture Capital, Private equity, Special Purpose Vehicle, Working Capital – SME Knowledge Kit

Venture capital (also known as VC or Venture) is a type of private equity capital typically provided to early-stage, high-potential, growth companies in the interest of generating a return through an eventual realization event such as an IPO or trade sale of the company.

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