BIO-FUELS – BACK TO THE FUTURE?

Import dependent for our lifeblood How crucial Bio-Feuls are to India can be judged from the fact that India’s oil bill jumped by some 25% to touch $ 87.725 billion or Rs 5.65 lakh crores in 2017-18 as international oil prices surged. In 2016-17 India h...

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TRANSFORMING THE MSME EMPLOYEE – THE HOLY GRAIL!

Not the best material to start with It is a fact that young men and women who come for employment to MSMEs do so, not so much as a matter of choice but because they perceive they have no choice. Normally it is because they have fairly poor academic qualif...

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HUMAN RESOURCES AND MSMEs

As India moves into the 21st Century and we talk of consistent 8% + growth to elevate us to the ranks of a great power in the next 20 to 30 years, not enough attention is being paid to MSMEs which are going to be the bed-rock on which that rise will take ...

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HOW TO START UP WITHOUT GETTING SUNK

Who are we talking to? There’s a whole lot of advice floating around for would-be entrepreneurs which are simply a re-hash of what some American is saying. There is also a whole lot of stuff advising people about Start Ups, which it turns out basically ...

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CUSTOMER-CENTRIC COMPANIES – WHEN 2 +2 = 22

Who is not a sales person? If the goal of every company is to ensure profitable revenues, then it follows as the night follows the day, that each person in the company ought to be playing a role in selling profitably. If some employees are incapable of pe...

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HOW TO DEAL WITH BANKS – A PRIMER FOR MSMEs

Those who give you life can also take it away If you are an MSME, the only source of credit is probably from the Banks. There are other sources of credit which are fast becoming available now. Maybe, in another 5 or 10 years, this scenario will completely...

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DOES A GOOD SOLDIER MAKE A GREAT GENERAL?

A lot of people think they do! At least, among many of the MSMEs I have worked with and dealt. And that leads us to a fatal flaw in so many entrepreneurs who seem to think that there are certain areas of business which require very little thought. The sam...

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THE PERILS OF A 21ST CENTURY WORLD

A surging economy Despite a sea-change in the Indian economic scene since 1991 and the partial liberalization of the Indian economy by late Shri. P.V. Narasimha Rao, one of the most under-rated Prime Ministers of India, a lot of the socialist mind-set rem...

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