The Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) was set up in the late 1940s as a vocational training center. The primary function then was to provide a means of employment for people who were displaced because of the partition. Later, the Micro Small and Medium Development (MSMED) Act came into being in 2006…
India’s startup ecosystem has seen an exponential rise since the startup culture first took over the country. The country is reported to have been teeming with close to 19,000 technology-enabled startups in the year 2016. Clearly, this number is expected to multiply by manyfold in the coming years. However, most of them fail and shut shop due to operational and financial difficulties. To help address this problem, the Government of India under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi launched the Startup India program on 16 January 2016. The program was launched with a view to promote the growth of startups in India, encourage entrepreneurship and create more jobs, thereby, contributing to the development of the Indian economy.
There comes a time in every business when there really isn’t much cash left after paying your bills, employee wages and operational costs. So, how can you ensure that you have a substantial amount left in your account at the end of the month? Cost-cutting! But we’re not talking about cutting corners from an already tight budget or laying off your employees. We’re talking about practical ways like the ones below to save your business a substantial sum of money!
It’s common knowledge that businesses face cash crunches and issues with capital from time to time. With money issues comes a myriad of other issues that may lead to defaulting of loans and economic offences. Such issues can come knocking on your door anytime, whether you are a seasoned businessman or a first time entrepreneur. And nobody wants to find themselves tagged as a “big time” economic offender. So what can you do to ensure that you don’t find yourself in such a situation?
It isn’t everyday that you come across a barber who owns a Rolls Royce and still cuts his customers’ hair for Rs.150! If there’s one person that the old proverb, “fortune favours the brave” tells a story about, it’s Ramesh Babu, the billionaire barber in Bengaluru with a fleet of luxury cars.
Long before social entrepreneurship exploded onto the scene, a young man from Rajasthan had already begun working on giving artisans from the carpet industry a voice of their own. Nand Kishore Chaudhary, born in 1953, instead of settling for a cushy life decided to venture out on his own into the world of knotted carpets and rural India.
The MSME industry in India contributes to almost 40% of the gross industrial value. As a result of this, it has an extended support system from the central and state governments these days. In an effort to further simplify the processes within the industry, the Udyog Aadhaar registration was introduced. The Udyog Aadhaar (UA) is nothing but an ID for your business much like the Aadhaar cards we have for ourselves. It’s a 12-digit number that helps the government identify your company and gives you a slew of benefits under the MSMED Act of 2006.
CIBIL Score, an ominous term that makes even the most financially aware among us squirm in our seats. Maintaining a healthy credit score is vital to our financial well-being. So, what do you do if your CIBIL score is low? With some time and effort, you can improve your score using the methods mentioned here.
Post GST into effect, SMBs in India will not use multiple points and application software for accounting, but rather upload invoices on the GST Network (GSTN). GST will completely restructure the way India does business. As the name suggests, GSTN is a network for Indian Businesses to upload their invoices for Tax processing and availing tax benefit.
In a decisive battle against black money, Narendra Modi government yesterday announced the invalidity of the legal tender of Rs.500 & Rs.1000 preceded by the release of Rs.2000 currency notes. This ruling will have far-reaching consequences on the Indian economy in both short and medium term.