Aspire Media Launches the 4th Annual MSME Awards “Small Enterprise Business Awards 2021”

Bangalore, Karnataka, India, August 3, 2021: Aspire Media will organize its 4th Annual awards Small Enterprise Business Awards 2021 (SEBA), to recognize successful MSMEs in India, on     25 November 2021.  

This year the award ceremony will be a virtual celebration of entrepreneurial excellence. The ceremony will be held in its true spirits even though it will not be a physical ceremony, due to the COVID 19 protocol. The registration to get nominated in SEBA 2021 is open to all MSMEs those are registered in India. There are 20 categories applicants can choose from. Special Jury Awards will be announced for 4 unique categories – Women Entrepreneur of the Year, Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Social Entrepreneur of the Year and the SME of the Year.

The SEBA 4th Annual Awards validation partner is Aspire Consulting, headed by Dr. Krishnakumar (Ex KPMG), who will be the Jury Head. Early bird Nomination starts from 3rd August 2021 and will close by 31st August 2021. The regular and last minute nomination will continue till the final nomination closure day on 31 October’21.

The Annual Small Enterprise Business Awards (SEBA) 2021 is an initiative by Aspire Media’s flagship portal It is a leading SME educational platform that has helped small entrepreneurs for the past 12 years.

The SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) community has expanded a lot in the last few years through continuous support and funding. Aspire Media has been at the forefront of connecting SMEs in India since 2010. They have launched the Annual Small Enterprise India Business Awards in 2017. This is a prestigious and comprehensive program to support and recognize small businesses across India. Aspire Media connects the MSME community in India through roadshows, webinars, MasterClasses and monthly magazine in digital and print editions. They inform and inspire the entrepreneurial community.

Small Enterprise India Business Awards 2021 is an ethical platform that sets the highest standards in judging criteria. It offers an exceptional chance to highlight India’s most skillful MSMEs. The SEBA 2021 seeks to recognize the hard work which the business owners contribute to the local community by generating employment for millions of Indians. It also appreciates the entrepreneur’s contribution to the Indian economy.

The SEBA 2021 awards are at the pinnacle of business success. They recognize the values associated with successful enterprises. The values comprise service, promise, management, fortitude, valor, novelty, performance, influence, and bigheartedness.

The mission of SEBA 2021 is to ensure absolute commitment to creating an environment where enterprises can thrive. Aspire Media encourages all enterprises to nominate for Small Enterprise India Business Awards 2021.

SEBA 2021 will also publish the event details mentioning the award winners and their details. This will be published in magazines and online. Small Enterprise India Business Awards will certify and showcase the works of the champions and the qualifiers. The publication comes with a huge readership in its print and digital editions. It is read by MSMEs, corporate decision-makers, banking, and financial institutions, and government policymakers across India. This offers a priceless and unequaled source of information and encouragement to many and giving you, your chance to show up as India’s next Entrepreneur Star.

Best SME NRI Award

This year’s awards will give special recognition to the Best SME NRI who has invested in successful MSMEs in India or have a registered business entity in India. This is created to boost NRI business investment back in India and to recognise their contribution to the Indian economy.

The initial 2 years awards campaign were held in 2017 Bangalore and 2018 Mumbai in association with KPMG. This has helped in building a stringent validation process and ranking methodology.

The award validation and selection process were done by Aspire Consulting in 2019. The small business consulting arm of Aspire Media was jointly scrutinized by an eminent jury panel. The awards this year will recognize the top small businesses those have braved the pandemic. This recognition will rekindle their spirits and lead the way for the other 60 million MSMEs in India.

Jury Panel Members

The eminent Jury Panel members for SEBA 2021 include Dr. Sunil Shukla – Chairman, EDII Ahmedabad, Dr. Christy Fernandes – IAS (Retd), Rajendra Deshpande – CEO, Business Value India, Ajay Thakur, Head SME, BSE SME, Rahul Savoor – Product Head Wadhwani Foundation, Neetu V Bansal – Marketing Coach (Marketing4Sales), Ish Anand – CEO Business Doctors, Dr. Krishna Kumar, Principal Consultant, Aspire Consulting and the Jury Head, SEBA 2021, Dr. Krishnan Natarajan – Family Business Advisor, Dr. Kiran Kumari Patil – Director, University-Industry Interaction Centre and Darshana Thakkar, Founder & CEO, Transformation – The strategy HUB.

The jury members are representatives from multiple industries. They have relevant experience and understanding of the SME’s operations. Judges will shortlist entrants as finalists. The total number of finalists will depend on the quality and quantity of entrants for every category. All entrants will not automatically become finalists.

Judging Criteria

Judging is assessed on the responses to the Awards Criteria questions located within the entry form, additional supporting documentation, the last 3 years audited P&L and overall presentation for the entry. The outcome of each business assessment by the Jury panel will determine the Small Enterprise India Business Award 2021 winners.

To nominate please visit


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