My two bits on MSME’s and COVID

The coronavirus pandemic has brought the world to a standstill. The worst affected segment in this crisis unarguably the micro small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).With businesses shut off and fixed cost dangling over them, SMEs and MSMEs are unable to handle the situation. While for the MSME sector, the shocks and surprises are not new, […]

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Summit on Social Entrepreneurship

It was indeed a satisfying experience being a part of the Arunachal Pradesh Social Entrepreneurship Summit as a jury member. What was most encouraging is not only the participation and ideas which came in, but also the involvement of the entire government machinery including the chief minister in promoting social enterprises in the state. North […]

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Development Issues in North East India

Sharing a link to  an interesting panel discussion …Do political parties talk about  development agenda only during elections.The discussion also focussed on role of student bodies in being involved with  development issues of north east India .There was representation of Congress and BJP, representatives of student bodies and academicia and development experts. Link : https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=l1cwrmzlDuo&feature=youtu.be

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Entrepreneurs and Emotional Intelligence

Business is built on relationship and to succeed, entrepreneurs must also hone their emotional intelligence or ‘EQ”. EQ is the ability to identify and manage one’s own emotion .This enhances their problem solving abilities and is the strongest predictor of performance. When we let an emotional reaction cloud our decision making process, our perception is […]

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First Women Entrepreneurs Conclave in Assam

Initiated the first Assam Women Entrepreneurs conclave through IIE and with the support of Industries Department, Government of Assam. The conclave saw a congregation of around 600 aspiring and existing women entrepreneurs from the region. It was a first step towards a silent revolution for progress towards women empowerment, capacity building, sustainability and leadership. The […]

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Linking Science to Start-ups

We are today a part of the fourth Industrial Revolution and in this era, technologies like Autonomous robots, simulation, Big data and analytics, Internet of things, artificial intelligence etc will impact the entire production value chain from design to productivity, speed and quality of production. There is a widespread concern over the potential impact of […]

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Micro Enterprise creation through Incubation support

Incubation support is widely accepted as an important ingredient in the entrepreneurial eco-system for promoting entrepreneurship. Incubation centres at premier institutions like IIT’s and IIM’s have been successfully churning out entrepreneurs .In these incubation centres, technology , infrastructure and mentoring support become the main drivers in facilitating enterprise creation and today we have innumerable examples […]

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Mentoring Support for Promoting Entrepreneurship — The Way Forward

Entrepreneurship is a buzz word today which has endless opportunities to offer. The current global scenario reflects the impact of entrepreneurship on the world economy. India as a country has seen a huge boost in the society towards entrepreneurship development in the last decade. Even the current government’s push towards entrepreneurship development has given rise […]

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Re-invigorating the SME Ecosystem for Promoting and Sustaining SME Clusters

Abstract SMEs play an important role in developing countries and are well known for their contributions to employment and balanced regional development. In India, for SMEs to grow, there is a need for an alternative approach and an ecosystem that address challenges like credit flow to SMEs, market access, infrastructure support, use of technology, IT, […]

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Women Micro-Entrepreneurship in North East India- Challenges and Way Ahead Through a Holistic Approach

Abstract The paper titled “Women Micro-Entrepreneurship in North East India- Challenges and Way Ahead through a Holistic Approach” attempts to discuss the problems and challenges of microenterprises and women enterprises and various issues pertaining to the economic growth of the rural India. A microenterprise in the Indian context is defined as a small scale enterprise […]

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Entrepreneurship Development in Assam – Challenges and Solutions

Entrepreneurship is a buzz word today which has endless opportunities to offer. The current global scenario reflects the impact of entrepreneurship on the world economy. India as a country has seen a huge boost in the society towards entrepreneurship development in the last decade. Even the current government’s push towards entrepreneurship development has given rise […]

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The New Age Entrepreneur

Since the 1980’s ,the world of work has changed dramatically. We have all witnessed the turbulence resulting from waves of corporate restructurings and downsizing. Thus it is not surprising that the career aspirations of those people left in the workforce would also start changing. The old corporate ‘psychological contract’ implying a lifetime employment to loyal […]

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