An Overview Of GoI's National Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme (NMCP) For MSMEs

An Overview Of GoI’s National Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme (NMCP) For MSMEs

The manufacturing sector contributes 17% to the country’s overall GDP of which 45% of the manufacturing sector’s output is contributed by the SME sector alone. The SME sector forms an integral part of the Indian manufacturing sector and enjoyed a sheltered existence with a high tariff on imports, fiscal incentives and a monopoly on the manufacture of certain goods. However, the reform era beginning 1991 opened India to trade agreements with other countries that proved advantageous to organizations that held a monopoly in their respective trades. To help with this and augment the global competitiveness of the Indian micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME), the Government of India in partnership with the MSME ministry launched a set of schemes under the National Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme (NMCP). These schemes which began to be implemented in 2006 aim to give these enterprises a competitive edge to survive in a liberalised economy.

How to beat your business competitors at their own game

Infographic: How To Beat Your Business Competitors At Their Own Game

Whether it be business or life in general, it’s all about “survival of the fittest” and getting ahead at the end of the day. Nobody wants to fall behind, especially in a business where you’ve put in blood and sweat to build it from scratch. But how do you make your mark in your business? How do you beat your competitors at their own game and emerge a winner? We’re here with a simple infographic to help you do just that.

Why Customer Service Is Vital To Every Small Business And Startup

The One Aspect Every Small Business And Startup Should Focus On

Most businesses base themselves on the age-old business mantra, Customer is king, or they try to. All of us know how important customer service and subsequent customer satisfaction is. While this is easier to achieve for customer-facing businesses, it may not be so for businesses that operate online. You can try to bring in technology to automate customer service but let’s face it, you can never fully automate customer service. A personal touch in emails or messages is something that can never be replaced. As an early-stage startup or a small business, your initial set of customers is the most important to grow your brand. Let’s take a look at how customer service can be valuable for your business.

The Five C's Of A Business's Credit Worthiness

The Five C’s Of Building A Business’s Creditworthiness

Most small business owners work hard to keep their businesses running smoothly by cutting corners, reducing unwanted expenses and making smart business move. But in all their hard work, most often they forget and undermine the importance of taking care of their business’s credit rating. Creditworthiness plays a big role when you need to look for financing options through business loans or alternative financing sources such as KredX’s invoice discounting services to support or grow your business. In simple terms, a business’s creditworthiness is a valuation performed by these lenders to determine if they are a good fit to be given money to and won’t default any debt. It usually takes factors such as repayment history and credit score into consideration.

Q1 Performance Of Indian Service Industry

Q1 Performance Of The Indian Service Industry At A Glance

India has one of the most rapidly expanding service sectors in the world with the least portion of services employment, contributing to around 66% of the Indian GDP. According to data analysis, India has had a 9.2% growth in the service sector in the year 2015-16 but in the year 2014, it had the smallest share of services employment in the world. Following this, the Government made several amendments to develop India’s commercial services exports share in the global services market and this has facilitated multi-fold growth in the GDP.  If you look at the manufacturing industry too, about 34% of the manufacturing jobs are service oriented functions. The dollar’s value of final demand for manufacturers comes up to $1.48 in other services and production, thereby boosting the importance of services in the economy and in employment generation.

India’s distinctive competencies and competitive advantage formed by the knowledge-based services makes it a truly unique emerging market. Backed by several government initiatives, the services sector in India has the potential to unlock a multi-trillion dollar opportunity which can create a symbiotic growth for all nations. Here’s a look at how the Indian service industry performed in Q1, 2017.

Impact of GST on India

GST And Its Impact On SMEs And Various Sectors Of The Indian Economy

Amidst the entire economic crisis across the globe, India is demonstrating hope with determined growth targets, supported by a slew of important projects like “Make in India”, “Digital India”, etc. The biggest tax reform since Independence, the Goods and Service Tax (GST), is all set to transform the Indian tax system.

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is expected to act as the much-needed catalyst for economic growth in India and is expected to alter the indirect taxes levied on goods and services within the economy and also eliminate the cascading effect of the tax system. GST has created high anticipation not only in India but also among all the neighboring and developed economies of the world. India will be playing a vital role in the global economy in the coming years because of GST implementation. Among all the rumours about the negative impact of this bill on the SME sector, would the pros outweigh all the cons?