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CLCSS to facilitate MSMEs

CLCSS to facilitate MSMEs

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SSI units continue with outdated technology and plant & machinery as they fall short of fund in face of increasing competition. Liberalisation of

Importance of Credit Rating

Importance of Credit Rating

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Through Credit Rating, we estimate credit worthiness of an individual, corporation or a country. It is an opinion formed by credit evaluators of a

Credit guarantee to fund small businesses

Credit guarantee to fund small businesse

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The importance of credit is linked to every kind of business. To start a business, it is very crucial to have a substantial amount of credit or fun

When Fund is Crowd Sourced?

When Fund is Crowd Sourced?

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Without money, a business is like a fish without the water, struggling to survive. We all know that a business needs money at different stages: whi

The story of self-funding an enterprise

The story of self-funding an enterprise

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Entrepreneurs are known for their risk bearing ability; even then not many have the ability to put all their savings in their venture. Most of them tu

Bank on them for funds

Bank on them for funds

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Are you looking for funds for your business? Are banks the last possibility on your priority list? It’s time to rise above the notion that bank

Financial assistance for women

Financial assistance for women

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It is estimated that women entrepreneurs comprise about 10 per cent of the total entrepreneurs in India. However, it is not late before this percen

Cash flow strategies

Cash flow strategies

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In the beginning of any new business, there are expenses galore like salaries (including your own), payroll taxes, rent and utilities and loan or c

5 Reasons Why Banks Refuse to Lend

5 Reasons Why Banks Refuse to Lend

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Banks are the first ones to come to your mind when you need funds to start your business. You approach the bank with lot of expectations but your l

Flaunt the A+ Grade

Flaunt the A+ Grade

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Credit rating is a reliable, third party judgment on your company’s overall strength and ability to get credit and repay the same. Apart from

Deals for heady growth: Private Equity

Deals for heady growth: Private Equity

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A recent report by consulting firm Bain & Company, pegs India as the top three investment destinations for private equity (PE) funding in the w

When Fund is God Send

When Fund is God Send

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Angel investors can be aptly called god send as they are answers to the prayers of millions of people who are stuck with their brilliant business idea

12 Tips to Bootstrap Your Startup

12 Tips to Bootstrap Your Startup

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Quite often you are lead to believe that you cannot afford to start a business. Eking out a loan from a bank is little less than a necessary evil.

Know your taxes

Know your taxes

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Tax is one of those terms, which is persistent in everyone’s life and it’s not just hard but almost impossible to escape it. Whether an em

SMEs await Budget 2010

SMEs await Budget 2010

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While India Inc is guessing whether the stimulus package will continue or not, the micro, small and the medium enterprise (MSME) sector is wonderin

Win the Loan-some battle

Win the Loan-some battle

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Taking a loan from a bank can be the most tedious and hair draining exercise you have gone through. On top of it you cannot hate banks or shun them no

Angels Demystified

Angels Demystified

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  When VCs don’t believe in your business model and banks ask for your past records, when you have an amazing business idea and the passio

Factoring: An option of financing

Factoring: An option of financing

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MSMEs that largely borrow funds from internal sources such as loans from relatives and acquaintances and internal accruals or through external resourc

SME Exchange on its way

SME Exchange on its way

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The entrepreneurs and investors for long have had to bear the problems related to lack of liquidity options for small firms. These participants in the

Handling SME Investment hurdles

Handling SME Investment hurdles

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This anecdote well describes the financial situation for most of the SMEs, who are neither in the micro category which move on under the government an

Micro Finance for Micro Entrepreneurs

Micro Finance for Micro Entrepreneurs

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Microfinance institutions borrow money from mainstream financers like banks to lend to entrepreneurs without credit histories. These institutions serv