Moving Away From Oil

One does not really associate names like Jaguar Land Rover, a British automotive company; or Mars, an American confectioner, with Saudi Arabia. For years, Saudi Arabia has become synonymous with oil. And it is not surprising considering that around 80%…

#GreyhoundInMedia: SME Survey: Electricity is a pressing need; roll out more clusters to solve infra issues #Press #Media @FirstPostBiz

Lack of adequate infrastructure is an oft cited problem by Indian industry, but nowhere is it more acutely felt than in small and medium enterprises and they’re hoping that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will come up with a whole new…

#GreyhoundInMedia: #SME Survey: Businesses want protection of low-skilled labourers in Budget 2014 #Press #Media @FirstPostBiz

Indian small and medium enterprises employ over 40 percent of the total workforce in the country, but they only contribute to 17 percent of GDP. In fact after  agriculture, SMEs are the second to fostering employment opportunities. Yet in January-February 2013,…

SME Survey: Industry Hopes For An Equal Platform To Take On The Big Guns

It doesn’t help to be small in Indian industry with a majority of SMEs complaining that they are constantly being shouldered aside by their bigger competitors when it comes to marketing and having access to technology solutions, and they’re hoping…

SME Survey: Govt Scheme For Collateral-Free Loans Useless, Need Of The Hour Is Dedicated Exchange

Fund raising is the biggest challenge faced by small and medium enterprises in India, limiting their ability to retain talents, innovate and do necessary research and development, a pre-budget survey conducted among 540 SMEs has found. Not surprisingly almost all…

SME survey: PE sector unregulated, Govt Should Step In To Safeguard Cos’ Interests

Is money flowing into the small and medium enterprises (SME) sector in India? Is there a spurt in the growth in the SMEs sector? We believe so given that the news reports are gung ho about either startup A or…