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[ashokadur | 7 Dec 2009 | 4 Comments | 63,998 views]
Intellectual Property and its relevance to SMEs

Most medium and small scale companies in India do not leverage intellectual property as a strategic tool to accelerate their commercial success. For example, when you have an idea for a business that is unique, that has a value proposition, you have some intellectual capital. How do you derive value from it?

Intellectual capital is not just about filing patents. It is the aggregate intellectual material knowledge, information, intellectual property, experience that can be put to use strategically to create wealth in a company.

However, it is rare that an SME owner would have access to in-house IP expertise. One way out is to hire right consultants.

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[BizVidya | 27 Nov 2009 | 2 Comments | 3,887 views]
Franchise India– Entrepreneurship Summit 2009– F & B

Thursday, November 26, 2009. Ashoka Hotel, New Delhi. Day 1 of Franchise India 2009. Continued from Franchise India – Entrepreneurship Summit 2009 – Specialty Retail.

Another interesting session was “Business Opportunities in Food & Beverage Sector”. The speakers were:

– Mahmood Khan, Hospitality Expert Virginia Tech, USA
– Pavan Gandhok, CEO, Litebite Foods
– Gary Moore, MD,The Pizza Co., Thailand
– Rakhee Nagpal, MD & Chairperson of DVS (Moderator)
– Luis Daniel, General Manager, KRR International
– Ankur Sharma, General Manager Business Development , Yo China

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[BizVidya | 12 Nov 2009 | One Comment | 2,145 views]
NOW, SMEs can raise funds through NSE/BSE

Now, SME Business Owners in India can raise funds with their IPOs on NSE and BSE!

This is the latest message from the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), which announced its decisions through its Press Release “PR No.344/2009”.

NSE and BSE will now be allowed to set-up SME trading platform, which would have lighter eligibility norms for companies initiating public offers: Clause 49 still needs to be complied with, and SMEs can prepare and present financial results on a half-yearly basis (instead of the quarterly requirement).