Issue 5 - Volume 3 | March 2018
Mentors’ Mantra
Beyond all boundaries
Tripti Shinghal Somani
Enterpreneur | Strategist | Mentor | Problem solver | Speaker
Success knows, no shortcuts. Tripti Shinghal Somani has always lived by this saying. Belonging to Bareilly, she has successfully mastered the art of being a multi-faceted person, who leaves no stone unturned in any job that she takes up....
SMBConnect Special : NARI-Preneurs
Sneha Saikia- A Food Connoisseur On A Mission To Spread The Glory Of North-Eastern Cuisine
Sneha Saikia - Renowned Recipe developer and Curator

If you had to name five north-eastern dishes, you’d probably draw a blank after momos and thukpa. Unfortunately, the diverse north-eastern cuisine remains largely unknown to the rest of the country.


My Mind is My Most Powerful Weapon in My Fight Against Cancer
Anchal Sharma - Founder - Meals of Happiness(NGO)
Anchal Sharma reacted to her diagnosis of breast cancer by making the decision to fight it mentally and physically. Read about why she believes a positive attitude is important to staying healthy, and what prompted her to start an initiative to feed the poor....
Pledged To Create A Safer City, Bharti Singh Chauhan Is Jaipur’s Superwoman
Bharti Singh Chauhan-Famous Social Activist
Bharti Singh Chauhan is making a huge difference in the lives of many women and men through her Jaipur-based NGO, Praveen Lata Sansthan. A professional as a career .


Lifeline Laboratory
Journey of two friends, two doctors in their late twenties

Dr. Asha Bhtanagar   Dr. Angeli Misra

Twenty six years back- two friends’ two doctors in their late twenties decided they wanted to follow their dreams. They wanted to set up a Centre of Excellence in diagnostic pathology and bring to the door step the highest quality of testing anyone, anywhere in the world could offer.


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Quote of the month
Video on Roll
Finance your business
Sardar Singh Chauhan

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Finance your business
Prof. H.C. Purohit

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From the Director's Desk
Sandipan Ray, Editor, SMB Connect   Long Live the women power!

“Women are leaders everywhere you look, from a CEO to a housewife that holds together a home.”
-Denise Clark

There has been a paradigm shift of demographics in the Indian corporate landscape in recent times wherein India has witnessed a meteoric surge in the number of women entering the ‘entrepreneurship wave’. The new age she- preneurs are walking shoulder-to-shoulder with their male counterparts and have made immense contributions  thus creating history.
Today, as leaders of multi-billion companies, as authors taking a plunge into speaking their minds,  as policy makers who are not afraid to bring stringent rules for changing the country, role models who are inspiring a new generation, women are truly changing the world.

While it is important to foster women entrepreneurship, strong supporting conditions are necessary for ensuring a high business ownership by females.There is a lot of significant potential  to harness the untapped potential and a long road to be traveled for scaling up opportunities that foster women entrepreneurship.

According to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, there are 126m women operating new businesses and another 98m at the helm of established ones. Yet we face a huge equality gap. In only seven countries--Panama, Thailand, Ghana, Ecuador, Nigeria, Mexico and Uganda--do women take part in business at rates equal to men’s; in some countries, like Pakistan, they barely take part at all. Even when women are active business owners, they do not reach their maximum potential. 
The world needs women entrepreneurs, and women entrepreneurs need to be supported, recognized and rewarded for their efforts.We at SMB connect are awarding all these trailblazers, disruptors, motivators, and change makers in our upcoming Advaita Awards 2018. 
Advaita Awards 2018 is a salute to emerging women entrepreneurs who have made a mark in their field and inspire the next generation. Advaita recognizes the self-belief of women and salutes their spirit of being resilient, persistent, passionate and strong. The Awards evening will celebrate the Indian women who are creating and executing scalable solutions with grounded reality and proving themselves in business.
If you believe you are a wonder woman, leader, changemaker, torchbearer making a difference, either in business or social causes or know someone,  Advaita is waiting for you!

For most small businesses, it’s that time of the year again. The fiscal year end is here and it is a time to dread. There are many things you need to take care of like sending customer statements, reconciling bank accounts, preparing financial documents, filing taxes etc. It is always great to keep this checklist handy during the financial year end activities. If you have completed all these, you deserve a pat on your back- You are all set for the next year!!

Best Wishes,

Sandipan Ray
Director, SMBConnect

In Conversation With

Rise and Shine
Sarika Baheti
A globe trotter, born in a culturally rich country ‘India’, Sarika was brought up in the cosmopolitan environment of New Delhi.
A Spark Ignited- An Entrepreneur Emerged
Mahalakshmi Sarvanan

How does a simple girl from a small remote village develop wings and wander over the entrepreneurship umbrella? Read more......

Industry focus
» Simplifying GST returns: How the removal of ITC payment linkage will benefit SMEs
The Goods and Services Tax (GST) was introduced with effect from July 1, 2017. GST replaces different taxes and also aims at simplifying indirect taxation.
» Online lenders make a wishlist to boost funding for MSMEs
Access to more funding sources, leveraging the government processes to push up demand, easing out online application processes and ensuring free flow of data are few of the major recommendations that have
» Why the co-working industry is gravitating towards large companies and SMEs
One of the oldest coworking spaces in India, 91Springboard, began in 2012 as a startup-focused entity to fund as well as connect emerging businesses with mentors and investors.
» Cloud tech can increase SMB cash flows by up to 308 per cent: Microsoft survey
Small and medium businesses (SMB) can improve cash flows by up to 308 per cent as a result of the "dexterity and flexibility" enabled by adoption of cloud technology, a latest survey by Microsoft India has claimed.
The New age of NARI – PRENEUR!
Heena Sharma
Women are natural born leaders. On this women’s day I salute the indomitable spirit, determination and dedication of Nari Shakti. In my journey of covering Small and medium businesses over many years, ... read more...
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