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:
- Commonwealth Secretariat – Former indian President to inaugurate:Both the Ninth Commonwealth-India Small Business Competitiveness Development Programme and the Natural Fibres Skills Development Programme will held in Bangalore in southern India. The small business programme looks at what companies …
- SIDBI gets $400 mn World Bank loan: Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) has procured a loan of $400 million from the World Bank to assist small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that are reeling under severe credit crunch and high rate of interest.
- By working from home, you and nobody else needs to heat an office for you. It saves money too.
- Govt should enhance credit flow to MSMEs: FISME: NEW DELHI: The government should chalk out measures to increase credit flow to medium and small-scale enterprises to help tide over the global downturn, an apex MSME body has said.
- Indian SMEs are most optimistic of economic recovery: Study: MUMBAI: Indian small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are most optimistic of economic recovery this year amongst other countries in Asia, a study has found.
- Entrepreneurial S’poreans (Straits Times): AND the entrepreneurial spirit of Singaporeans lives on. A recent survey has shown that despite the global economic downturn, Singaporeans are still relatively willing to take career risks compared with other markets. Singaporean SME (small and medium enterprise) leaders also have a pretty high appetite for taking risks to grow their business.
As always this list is not exhaustive, but I hope it will give you a little overview. — ST.