India Small Business News Round-up – 2009/05/21

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:

  • DBTs SBIRI scheme gets tremendous response, more than 50 projects receive funding: The Department of Biotechnology’s (DBT) Small Business Innovation Research Initiative (SBIRI), an innovative scheme to promote research and development (R&D) in small and medium sizes biotech companies in the country, has received tremendous response from the industries during the last more than two years since its launch.
  • The small Business Company Signs MOU for New Software Development ( The Small Business Company (OTCBB: SBCO) has signed a Memorandum Of Understanding to create a new category of CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software product for the underserved micro-entrepreneur (sole proprietor to five employees) market. Code named Sales Leap, this web-based CRM package will provide small business owners with an integrated solution at a price and performance unseen …
  • Sprit of small business celebrated: A business can be small, but it doesn’t mean it cannot be competitive, a local business leader said Monday.
  • Small Businesses Find the Upside in a Downturn Business Editors/Technology Writers: May 15, 2009– While many small businesses struggle to survive, a new degree of optimism and openness to risk-taking is emerging. That’s the sentiment heard from about 30 small business owners – and countless others on the Web – during a series of Intuit Town Hall meetings held on Thursday at the company’s Mountain View campus.
  • India’s IT SMEs lead world in Green Tech implementation: Mumbai, May 18 : Indian small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the IT industry are at the forefront of investing in environmentally friendly technology and practices, a global survey has reported.
  • Green IT makeovers gain steam in India: The Indian marketplace with over 35 million small and medium businesses (SMBs), a percentage of which is competing globally, are actively investing in Green IT initiatives.
  • India SMBs exposed to electronic attacks: BANGALORE, INDIA: According to the AMI annual SMB survey, some of the major drivers for investing in a security solution is the need for protection form threats, occurrence of frequent data loss and increased awareness of security products.

As always this list is not exhaustive, but I hope it will give you a little overview. — ST.

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