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Last updated: 23 Feb, 2017  
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Jugaad is but a small, first step towards innovation: Kiran Karnik
Saket Suman | 24 Apr, 2017
India has done much to create innovative business models and processes but needs to increasingly focus on social issues like health, education and sanitation, says Kiran Karnik, widely recognised for promoting Brand India, especially by showcasing India's technological strength to the world, adding that the key lies in finding long-term solutions.
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SME travel firms can coexist with MNC peers: Dhiraj Kumar
Rituparna Kakati | 12 Apr, 2017
Small and medium scale travel companies are more trustworthy to the local customers than MNCs and this is how they are keeping themselves insulated from competition from large players, said Dhiraj Kumar, Founder & MD, Air Guru Travel Solutions, in an interview with SME Times.
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SBI may reduce workforce by nearly 10 pc by 2019: MD Rajnish Kumar
Meghna Mittal | 11 Apr, 2017
The total workforce of the country's largest lender -- State Bank of India (SBI) -- will see a reduction over the next two years, after the merger with six entities, owing to attrition, reduced hiring and digitisation, a top official said.
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SMEs face both internal and external challenges: Bhairav Kothari
Saurabh Gupta | 04 Apr, 2017
The challenges faced by the most Small and Medium Enterprises in India can be split into two: external and internal, said Bhairav Kothari, Founder and Managing Director, SuperCFO.
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Visibility, branding very important in current scenario: Madhu Jain
Nivedita | 15 Mar, 2017
Ace designer and textile revivalist Madhu Jain feels visibility and branding is becoming very important in the current scenario.
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After demonetisation, now GST to hit jewellery sector: Sonam Gupta
Rituparna Kakati | 07 Mar, 2017
Implementation of GST will affect the profitability of the Indian jewellery sector, including the small and medium enterprises in the field, said Sonam Gupta, Co-founder and Creative Director, Zurie Design Studio, in an exclusive interview with SME Times.
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Women entrepreneurs can do better: Aakanksha Bhargava
Saurabh Gupta | 02 Mar, 2017
In the occasion of the International Women's Day, Aakanksha Bhargava - CEO, PM Relocations, feels that women, who want to be an entrepreneur, must have a long term goal in order to achieve what they want and then there is nothing that can stop them from excelling in their field.
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SMEs need to improve marketing skills, adopt automation: Neha Yaduvanshi
Rituparna Kakati | 22 Feb, 2017
Marketing is the toughest challenge a small and medium enterprise (SME) has to face successfully in order to survive and succeed, said Neha Yaduvanshi, founder of Vastada Consulting, a business consulting firm.
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Entering into new market biggest challenge for a start-up: CEO, U-RYD
Saurabh Gupta | 21 Feb, 2017
Rahul Mishra, CEO of U-RYD Transport Solutions Pvt. Ltd. believes that the biggest challenge for a start-up entrepreneur is taking the initial decision of entering into a particular market, where renowned firms are already doing well.
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BJP has violated human rights, lacks sense of history: Chidambaram
Saket Suman | 20 Feb, 2017
In a direct attack on the ruling establishment under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram has accused it of violating individual and human rights, intimidating independent think tanks and mixing up history with mythology.
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