Issue 5 - Volume 4 | April 2018
Mentors’ Mantra
From a school dropout to successful entrepreneur
Trishneet Arora
Trishneet Arora is an Indian author, a cyber security expert, an ethical hacker and entrepreneur. Arora has authored for books "The Hacking Era”, "Hacking TALK with Trishneet Arora” and "Hacking with Smart Phones" ...
Perfect to the T(ea)- Meet one of the leading Female tea sommeliers in India
Anamika Singh
Founder Director - Anandini Himalaya Tea Pvt. Ltd.
A Tea drinker by birth and a Tea-Taster by profession, Anamika Singh has introduced new infusions with a mix of natural flowers and herbs to the Indian market. Having launched her own brand...
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Pragati LLP - SMBConnect
From the Director's Desk
Sandipan Ray, Editor, SMB Connect  

SUCCESS: The sum of small efforts repeated!

The last twelve months have been tough for businesses around the world. And while there’s no denying that times have been not been without their challenges for Small and medium business owners, we can be proud of the fact that we remain competitive and there have
many sops from the government with significant future growth signalled on the horizon.
With the end of the financial year upon us, it’s a good opportunity to celebrate! It is a great time to recognize what you have achieved and give yourself and your team a pat on the back.

At SMBConnect, we have been providing unique support to SMEs, Young & Women entrepreneurs to grow their business to the next level .With our series of events and other initiatives, we have contributed to creating the best SME ecosystem India has ever seen. We can feel a huge excitement in the MSME sector with the possibilities and opportunities opening up. As part of our mission, we have been successful in sharing best practices, information and knowledge as well as seeks and recognised businesses who have exhibited great success.

With our new advisory initiative- PRAGATI which stands for Professional Advisors, Growth Aggregators,  Tech and Investment experts, we envision reaching and engaging with a larger group of businesses in nurturing long-term relationships through mentoring and creating tangible takeaways for the business. To achieve our objective, we have embedded our fundamentals on the pillars of Start- Manage-Expand event series, MasterClass, Advisory Services and B2B Collaboration. Our motto is simple; sharing knowledge to help SMEs to improve their internal and external value drivers for betterment.
We recognize employees through workplace accomplishments- Whether they achieve spiked sales /increase profitability or decrease costs. We have various informal and formal recognition programs to conform to our workplace culture and to the needs and interests of the individuals. Well, there are town hall meetings or special events to celebrate our success at the end of a project, after the quarterly review, individual milestones, team milestones, birthdays, work anniversaries and much more.

As we celebrate the end of the 2017-18 financial year, now is the perfect time to sit down and reflect on the milestones you have reached over the past year. This could be something as simple as keeping your business profitable, retaining key staff, or investing in specialized training to improve their skills .Whatever you have achieved over the last twelve months and whatever you wish to achieve , be proud of it!

Best Wishes,

Sandipan Ray
Director, SMBConnect

SMBConnect Special Feature
Fintech Startup BANKIT starts its operations to provide banking facilities at doorstep
Abhishek Katiyar
Company has already opened more than 6000 outlets in 22 states and is spreading its wings rapidly across India


Industry focus
» West Bengal govt to set up integrated promotion hub for SMEs
West Bengal government will be setting up an integrated production and promotion hub for small and micro enterprises
» FIEO, PayPal join hands to simplify international trade for Indian exporters and SMEs
The Federation of Indian Exports Organisation (FIEO) and online payment system PayPal signed an MoU on Thursday to promote exports and leverage each other’s technology and experience.
» With an eye on MSMEs, SIDBI launches a slew of consumer connect programmes
SIDBI celebrated its foundation day on Monday as day of Sampark (connect), Sanwad (interaction), Suraksha (security) and Sampreshan (disseminate).
» Ease of doing business in India: Things get simpler for smaller companies
The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), Government of India issued a notification on June 5, 2015 exempting private companies from compliance with certain provisions of the Companies Act, 2013,
Start small to go big: here are 35 profitable businesses you can start in India within Rs 10,000
Sanjana Ray
The hunt for funding has been the bane of an entrepreneur’s existence from times of yore. Many abandon their dream to build, create, and innovate in the face of this difficult struggle without realising that a good ...
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