Here is this week’s news round-up for home business, micro business, sole-traders, freelancers, self-employed and any one who is interested in small business news from India:
- Premji prescriptions for budding entrepreneurs There is no substitute for passion and hardwork; just follow your instinct, stop theorising and grab all opportunities that come your way.
- Office agents feeling the heat: Compared to last year, air traffic is down and the market has shrunk. Corporate travel is down but we don’t have too much exposure to the sector.
- Technical Gadgets to Survive the Drought: A gain in productivity is exactly what you and your small business need now.
- ‘IIT-ians have brought glory to the country’: In the global arena, they are salient members of scientific and research community, leaders of corporations VCs and entrepreneurs. When one takes a broad view, the fact that they bring glory to the country of origin is something to feel proud of.
- OOOO… slowdown, but do not worry!: It was provocatively titled “Outsourcing, Offshoring, Obama, Over-reaction”. It was widely anticipated to be the panel discussion at the TiE Entrepreneur Summit (TES) on Wednesday that would reveal a lot about the state of the Indian IT/BPO industry, especially on the jobs front. But it turned out to be a tame discussion by a panel all of whose members were “positivists”, none took on the role of the devil’s advocate.
- Moneybags say they continue to venture in India; The global recession may have slowed down businesses but certainly not the enthusiasm of first time entrepreneurs in India. The TiE Entrepreneurial Summit saw a whopping 90 per cent attendance on the second day.
- Union Bank to finance small entrepreneurs: New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Union Bank of India (UBI)
- text-indent: -36px; line-height: 18px; font: 13px ‘Lucida Grande’: Tuesday signed an agreement with the National Small Industries Corp (NSIC) for financing micro and small entrepreneurs
As always this list is not exhaustive, but I hope it will give you a little overview. — ST.