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It's for Her Business: Loans for Women Entrepreneurs

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Indian nationalised banks have been unveiling a slew of attractive lending schemes for women entrepreneurs in a bid to promote entrepreneurship among the women folks. But are our women entrepreneurs utilising the opportunities that are open for them? Surveys at banks reveal that schemes for women are having a slow uptake.

'Ensure that you Insure'

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As all insurance markets today stay competitive with mushrooming insurers as well as new product inventions, the SME’s have benefited in a large measure in terms of awareness. There is a wide range of insurance options available to the business owners, mainly due to the aggressive selling by insurance companies and banks.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 16 June 2010 00:56 )

Money Matters-Tax Saving Tips

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There is a humorous statement made by Herman Wouk about ‘tax saving’ - “Income tax returns are the most imaginative fiction being written today”. March is a month for tax savers and we need to act swiftly before the deadline.

Last Updated ( Monday, 05 July 2010 16:44 )

GST from SMEs' Perspective

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In the budget speech Hon. Finance Minister said on Goods and Services Tax (GST), ''we have been focusing on generating a wide consensus on its design. In November, 2009 the Empowered Committee of the State Finance Ministers placed the first discussion paper on GST in the public domain. The Thirteenth Finance Commission has also made a number of significant recommendations relating to GST, which will contribute to the ongoing discussions. We are actively engaged with the Empowered Committee to finalise the structure of GST as well as the modalities of its expeditious implementation. It will be my earnest endeavor to introduce GST along in April, 2011”.

Last Updated ( Monday, 05 July 2010 16:48 )

SME Finance Solutions

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The prominence of SME sector in today’s world is amply recognised, considering their remarkable contributions in achieving various objectives such as employment generation, generation of new entrepreneurships, contribution to national outputs and exports, and the depth they provide to the industrial base of a country’s economy.

The ABCs of Applying Business Loans

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The first thing that will come to anyone’s mind when  planning to start a new business or thinking of expanding the  current business, is applying for a business loan to meet the initial capital. Unlike the previous decade, a number of banks are welcoming open handedly the SME’s with attractive schemes and door step services.

Venture Capital: 'Icing on the Business Cake'

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The terms 'venture capital' and 'start-up company' are like bread and butter. But still the process seems to be mysterious to majority of entrepreneurs that we come across. Everyday new companies are born and for this same reason, entrepreneurs are facing many challenges in the market.

Brushing up Financial Know-How, Key to Success

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Despite the recession blues, Indian banks and financial institutions (FIs) are sitting on mountains of money. Yet they slam doors on majority of small and medium entrepreneurs. Shocking, but they cannot help it.

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