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Issue 5 - Volume 5 | May 2017
A Message from the Founder
Sandipan Ray, Editor, SMB Connect   As SMBConnect prepares itself for its 4th season of Start-Manage-Expand-India- the largest roadshow for SMEs & Entrepreneurs, we invite you for your valuable suggestions and recommendations to help us make
it a bigger and better event than ever. We are inviting some of the best industry experts and 30k+ SMEs to come under one roof and indulge in discussions which are informative, engaging and useful for business growth.  The mission is to provide valuable sessions on key industry topics to help you grow your business through expert tips and connect you with other SMEs of your interest. To ensure that we are successful in delivering the best solution to your present needs, we encourage you to come forward and let us know your pressing requirements. Whether it is marketing, finance, HR or logistics, we will ensure that your concerns are taken care of in our seminar and we are able to meet your expectations by providing a valuable experience to you along with a big platform for networking and knowledge sharing.

Also, as GST is set to roll out this July, we have got experts on board who will share useful GST tips for SMEs and discuss the need of digitization aligning with our theme “Digitizing SMEs in the GST Era”.

Coming to this issue of the newsletter, we have tried to incorporate the most valuable resources matching your Interest. You can find a cover story discussing the status quo of government initiatives for SMEs, engaging interviews of uprising entrepreneurs, success stories of brands supported by our advisors, Voice of SMEs, some unknown facts and a few enlightening articles concerning the business domain. Hope you enjoy the read.

As always, I would encourage your feedback as it helps us to improve and become better and would like to thank you for your continued readership.

Suggestions and feedback are welcome on info@smbconnect.in

Best Wishes,
Sandipan Ray
Director, SMBConnect

Interesting Facts
» The concept of PM Modi’s Digital India is derived from the framework of Gujarat’s famous developmentary program”Vibrant Gujarat"
» SKILL INDIA aims at providing training and skill development to 500 million youth of our country by 2020, covering each and every village.
» "Skill India" initiative includes several schemes and policies such as Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) scheme, the Skill Loan scheme, National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 2015 and National Skill Development Mission.
» DigiLocker is yet another Digital India initiative launched by the Government of India in February 2015. DigiLocker is actually an e-locker to save your official and other documents.
» India is 11th in the world in terms of nominal factory output according to the CIA World Factbook.
» Consumer spending in India is expected to triple to $3.6 trillion by 2020 compared to just $991 billion in 2010.
» Mid-term review of FTP before GST, aims at propelling SMEs: Sitharaman
» 2017 to be year of fiscal improvement: Minister
» GST to eliminate human interface, create national market: Revenue Secy
» Services sector hit by challenging market conditions in April
» Tax revenue to touch Rs 30 lakh cr in two years: Gadkari

The skill ecosystem in India is undergoing major reforms and policy interventions as India embarks on its journey to become a knowledgeable economy. However, education is playing important role and many organizations are able to hire skillful employees. 2016 has been a starting year for significant growth as per MSME report.
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