Education

Apprentice Program was re-launched in 2016 in India

I would like to draw your attention to https://apprenticeshipindia.org/
The Government of India had also launched the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) in August 2016, to promote the apprenticeship programme in India by introducing a package of financial incentive to establishments engaging in apprenticeship. This package is specially intended to support and promote apprenticeship in the MSME segment for enhancing its productivity and competitiveness as well capacity building.

The financial benefit has two components:
I. Reimbursement of 25% of prescribed stipend, subject to a maximum of INR 1,500 per month per apprentice
ii. Reimbursement for cost of basic training, up to INR 7,500 per apprentice for a maximum period of 3 months/500 hours.

I am keen to consolidate the views from startups/small businesses and help if anyone is getting benefitted.  Please directly message me for one-on-one discussions.

Thanks
Shashidhar | greenworkforce.in

Finance, Motivations, Networking

PRIVATE EQUITY & VENTURE CAPITAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR SMEs

Call for Registration 

Seminar on

PRIVATE EQUITY & VENTURE CAPITAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR SMEs

Friday, 23rd March, 2018 | Mumbai

SME Chamber of India is organising Seminar on “PRIVATE EQUITY & VENTURE CAPITAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR SMEs” onFriday, 23rd March, 2018 at Mumbai with the support of Government of Maharashtra and India International Trade Centre (Investment and Trade Promotion Organisation) and Maharashtra Industrial and Economic Development Association (MIEDA).

This seminar will provide unique opportunities to SMEs to understand how to obtain Private Equity for unique projects or innovative business ventures, growth and expansion, acquiring new technology, expand working capital as well as venture capital for new ideas or new businesses. This seminar will also highlight on formalities and procedures for acquiring PE/VC, preparation of attractive Business Plan, expectation from investors and interaction with Private Equity Funds / Venture Capital & Institutional Investor. SME Chamber of India has been regularly receiving interests from investors and PE / VC funds to explore investment opportunities in small & medium enterprises. 

Topics:

v  Private Equity investments in SME sector – Overview, Opportunity and Challenges

v  Types of PE Fund Investors and their Objectives

v  Difference between Risk & Growth capital

v  Private Equity Investment Opportunity – Formalities and Procedures  

v  Perceptions & Prospects from Private Equity Investors 

v  Evaluation strategies from Investors towards SMEs for Investments?

v  Review of trends in Equity Financing 

v  Preparation of Viable and Attractive Business Plan

v  Business Valuation & Legal Compliances

v  Understanding Exit Routes of Investors

v  Adaption of Good Governance and Business Ethics to improve credibility

v  Alternative Finance Facility for SMEs

v  Capital Market Access for SMEs

FOCUS SECTORS:

  • Engineering, Infrastructure, Automotive, Power, Food Processing, Pharmaceuticals, Packaging, Specialty Chemicals, Electricals, Electronics, Healthcare, Robotics, Clean Energy, Water Treatment, Solar Based unique products, Medical Devices & Equipments, products and equipments manufacturer for Defense, ICT, Environment as well as Value-Added High – Tech Industrial Products.
  • Start-Ups, Small Industries & Medium sized industries

PARTICIPATION FEE (PER DELEGATE):

v  For Members – Rs. 8,000/- Plus 18% GST 

v  For Non- Members – Rs. 10,000/- Plus 18% GST

v  For PE / VC funds / Banks / FI’s / NBFCs – Rs. 15,000/- Plus 18% GST

Note : 10% discount for 2 or more delegates attending from the same organisation

We request you to confirm your participation on or before 15th March, 2018.

Regards,

Saakshi Kulkarni

Director

SME Chamber of India

Registered & Head Office

5, Ground Floor, Samruddhi Venture Park, Adjoining Hotel Tunga Paradise, SEEPZ – MIDC Central Road, Next to Akruti Centre, Andheri (E) Mumbai – 400 093.

Tel: +91-22-61509800 | 66674444 | Fax: +91 – 22 – 28250414

E-mail: registration@smechamber.in Website: www.smechamberofindia.com

Click Here for the Registration form

Marketing, Motivations

A strong brand will get you through a crisis

Below is the link to Lord Bilimoria’s recent appearance in the Guardian’s Meet the Mentor podcast.
 
 
In the final podcast of the series, Lord Karan Bilimoria advises the founders of tech startup Zipabout on everything from marketing to investment.  Lord Karan Bilimoria, the founder of Cobra beer, shares his tips for success in the final episode in our podcast series for budding entrepreneurs.  In a one-on-one mentoring session he advises Alex Froom and Daniel Chick, the founders of tech startup Zipabout, on how to grow their business.
 
Lord Bilimoria talks about times when he came close to losing his business and says that having a strong brand, sticking to your values and having the support of your team and family are crucial to survival. “You get crises coming out of the blue,”
Lord Bilimoria says. “If you play with a straight bat you will get through.”
Marketing, News, Resources

Export Ready Women Entrepreneurs Delegation to the United Kingdom

SheTrades Global 2018

World’s Largest Women’s Business Network

Export Ready Women Entrepreneurs Delegation to the United Kingdom

June 26 – 28, 2018: Liverpool, United Kingdom

Greetings from FICCI!

International Trade Centre (ITC) is a Joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations. ITC assists small and medium-sized enterprises in developing and transition economies to become more competitive in global markets. Women’s economic empowerment is not a matter for government policy, the private sector, or civil society alone. All have critical roles to play. This is why the International Trade Centre (ITC) has launched the SheTrades initiative, which seeks to connect one million women entrepreneurs to market by 2020. Having more women in the marketplace has a positive impact businesses in all sectors and the women themselves who benefit from a larger workforce, more competition, and as a result more choices between better products.  In fact, the McKinsey Global Institute estimates that advancing women’s equality could add US $28 trillion to global GDP by 2025, enabling economies to unlock their full potential –and SheTrades is the key.

SheTrades Global is the premier global business event to connect with export ready Women Entrepreneurs, Buyers, Investors and Partners. With a strong focus on business generation, investment and innovation, SheTrades Global is an opportunity of a lifetime to do business, get inspired, network and create new alliances with women entrepreneurs from around the world.

 

As the world’s leading event connecting women entrepreneurs to buyers, investors and other partners, SheTrades Global will be featured at the 2018 International Business Festival, which is a major global festival of trade and investment held every two years in Liverpool. The Festival attracts industry leaders, international delegations and companies from across the world looking to expand their trade footprint.

 

The 2018 edition of SheTrades Global will highlight four sectors – Beauty and Wellness, IT and Business-process outsourcing, Textiles and Apparel and Tourism.

 

More than 600 companies are expected to be represented at SheTrades Global 2018. Previous editions of the event have generated more than US$ 80 million worth of commercial transaction agreements and led to thousands of business contacts.

 

To take this global initiative forward, ITC has partnered with FICCI to mobilize export ready Women Entrepreneurs from India to participate in She Trades Liverpool 2018 Business Event.

We are inviting all the Women Entrepreneurs from the Sectors Like:  Beauty & Wellness, IT & BPO, Textile & Apparel and Tourism to participate in this unique event at Liverpool to explore the business opportunities in export, import and Investment.

Interested Entrepreneurs may send us the “Expression of Interest” by sending us the filled Registration Proforma by email latest by
5th March 2018.

Looking forward your confirmation at the earliest.

With best regards,

Samrat Soo

Additional Director  – Business to Business Services

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry ( FICCI)

 

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