Thursday, Sep 29, 2022

small and medium enterprises


Souring MSME loans speak of a continuing distress that simmers in the labour markets

September 09, 2022 12:36 pm

Most of the loans that have turned bad were under the first tranche of the scheme. This is worrying as it points towards the possibility of more pain surfacing in the months ahead

Global shortage of semiconductor chips hits revival chances of auto SMEs in Pimpri-Chinchwad

September 06, 2021 9:06 pm

Automobile sales normally peak during the festive season but this year, the semiconductor chip shortage has resulted in a downturn for many companies.

Pune: Small, medium-sized industries fear prolonged woes as second Covid wave thwarts recovery

July 07, 2021 9:12 am

Escalating raw-material prices and severe uncertainty in the markets are the main reasons for the slowdown. Most industries believe production and turnover would see a full recovery only after a year.

SME bodies urge Centre, state for immediate measures to fight looming slowdown

April 06, 2020 9:27 pm

They have also asked for a six-month grace period for employees and employers to file their ESIC payment.

Simplify procedures to attract vendors: Piyush Goyal to GeM officials

July 20, 2019 5:58 am

Ease of getting registered on the GeM platform has to be ensured so that public sector banks, PSUs, ministries and departments of the state governments and local bodies at the district level are able to procure from GeM easily and smoothly, according to the minister.

Apple announces 'Business Chat', coming this spring

January 25, 2018 3:49 pm

As a part of its iMessage service under the iOS 11.3 update, Apple will introduce Business Chat, for a professional messaging experience.

Alibaba-owned DingTalk enterprise chat app enters India

January 16, 2018 3:47 pm

Alibaba's DingTalk, an app that helps small and medium enterprises maintain chats and collaborations, has now been launched in English in India.

Vodafone, Trend Micro launch 'Vodafone Super Shield' cloud-based security solution

January 12, 2018 4:28 pm

Vodafone has partnered with Trend Micro to launch Vodafone Super Shield, a cloud security platform, which is available for both desktop and mobile.

We will nurture Indian unicorn firms, start-ups: Microsoft India chief

December 15, 2017 2:26 pm

Continuing its commitment toward Indian businesses, Microsoft India's President Anant Maheshwari said that the company would look to help out unicorn firms and start-ups in the coming year.

Facebook's 'bot makeover contest' could help small businesses win $5000 in ad credits

November 21, 2017 1:05 pm

Facebook has announced a first-ever bot makeover contest, to inspire more advertisers who use its Messenger service to promote their businesses.