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No giant leaps by FM, only baby steps, feel startup

Top executives ET spoke with said that while focus on solving issues surrounding farming, logistics, and intellectual propert...

Hit or miss? Industry expects impact of Budget on MSME investment cycle to be muted

Key industry stakeholders felt that though a number of proposals were announced for MSMEs by the FM, the Budget was not able ...

It’s the turn of India Inc to harness the spirit unleashed by the budget

The budget has addressed some aspects with the five-year tax holiday for Esops but has left room for more.

Budget 2020: FM makes entrepreneurs' lives easier with new investment clearance cell

The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) plans to set up an investment clearance cell for applying...

Startups may get boost from Govt's National Logistics Policy

The draft National Logistics Policy was published last year and primarily focuses on generating jobs and making the country’s...

Startup fraternity lauds ESOP changes & investment clearance cell, some find it lackluster

According to Geetika Dayal, Executive Director, TIE Delhi-NCR, the startup community had been waiting with bated breath to re...

Union Budget 2020 defers tax payment on ESOPs for employees to 5 years

In addition to this, the Finance Minister has also proposed a 100% deduction of profits for three consecutive assessment year...

Budget's online education proposal to boost edtech sector

Ronnie Screwvala, co-founder and chairman at upGrad, said the company will be ramping up its business three times in light on...

E-commerce cos to collect 1% TDS from sellers under new levy

The amendment will take effect from April 1, 2020. The document explained that e-commerce operator -- an entity owning, opera...

Govt aims to take GeM’s turnover to Rs 3 lakh crore: Finance Minister

The government launched GeM, an online platform for public procurement, in August 2016 with the objective of creating an open...

Low literacy rate leads to lower entrepreneurial activity: Economic Survey 2020

Low literacy rate leads to lower entrepreneurial activity: Economic Survey 2020

The survey also suggests that the government could explore the idea of “privatization of education to augment education capac...

More documents needed to open a restaurant than to buy a pistol, says Economic Survey 2019-20

More documents needed to open a restaurant than to buy a pistol, says Economic Survey 2019-20

36 approvals are required to open a restaurant in Bengaluru, Delhi requires 26, and Mumbai 22.

Economic Survey 2020: 10% increase in new firms per district-year yields 1.8% increase in GDDP

Economic Survey 2020: 10% increase in new firms per district-year yields 1.8% increase in GDDP

The data revealed that the impact of new firm entry is the greatest in the manufacturing and services sector. The entrepreneu...

Budget should be geared towards fixing jobs, create positive mood in corporate world

Budget should be geared towards fixing jobs, create positive mood in corporate world

We should provide liquidity to the banking sector and simultaneously spend money to modernize RBI and templatize processes, p...

Budget should increase the availability and accountability of startup funds

Budget should increase the availability and accountability of startup funds

We need better management, a digital platform, and a known manager to manage the startup funds as similar as mutual fund mana...

How the Government should leverage the Union Budget to promote MSME Exports

How the Government should leverage the Union Budget to promote MSME Exports

If the government is serious about making cheaper capital available to exporters of labor-intensive goods, mostly in the MSME...

Creating a win-win budget: Spurring India’s startups

Creating a win-win budget: Spurring India’s startups

We are the world’s third-largest startup nation and the innate spirit of entrepreneurship that exists in the DNA of young Ind...

Budget 2020: Ease credit access, broaden ESOPs understanding, says CRED’s Kunal Shah

Budget 2020: Ease credit access, broaden ESOPs understanding, says CRED’s Kunal Shah

Fintech startups are in the preliminary stages of demonstrating value. Banks and legacy financial institutions have earned co...

Budget 2020: Co-working companies look for booster shots

Budget 2020: Co-working companies look for booster shots

Despite the massive growth of the co-working sector, experts believe that there will be a wave of consolidation to hit the se...

MFI industry seeks more refinance from DFIs in budget

MFI industry seeks more refinance from DFIs in budget

Many of 200-odd MFIs operating in the country work as BCs for the banks for credit disbursements for which an 18 per cent GST...

Unclear regulations on e-pharmacies may hinder investments: 1mg’s Prashant Tandon

Unclear regulations on e-pharmacies may hinder investments: 1mg’s Prashant Tandon

The government has been working on draft regulation now, till the final regulation comes out and it has been more than one ye...

From Budget 2019 to 2020: How to sustain a culture of innovation

From Budget 2019 to 2020: How to sustain a culture of innovation

It is important to acknowledge the government’s efforts to eliminate bottlenecks for entrepreneurs. Under the new policy of ‘...

Budget 2020: What’s next for Private Equity and Venture Capital industry

Budget 2020: What’s next for Private Equity and Venture Capital industry

The PE & VC industry is set to play a significant role in upping India’s growth trajectory and quality through their role in ...

Budget likely to unveil ‘Fund of Funds’ for MSME sector

Budget likely to unveil ‘Fund of Funds’ for MSME sector

It would be modeled on the lines of FoF suggested by former Sebi chairman-headed panel on MSME.

Digital payment gains should be used to acquire merchants, says Nirmala Sitharaman

Digital payment gains should be used to acquire merchants, says Nirmala Sitharaman

The prebudget meeting on Friday was necessitated after the government waived off MDR for merchants on digital payments made t...

Small businesses may see tweaks in resolution model

Small businesses may see tweaks in resolution model

The insolvency related concern in the real estate sector is seen to have been largely addressed through amendments to the la...

Govt taking steps to simplify taxation; curb harassment of honest taxpayers: FM

Govt taking steps to simplify taxation; curb harassment of honest taxpayers: FM

Addressing an event organised by Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT), the finance minister said the government is open ...

Banks not keen to lend big to small businesses

Banks not keen to lend big to small businesses

Credit flow to MSMEs shrinks as lenders turn cautious owing to economic slump. The contraction in gross credit flow to the se...

From small to big: The evolution of MSME lending in 2020 and the role of fintech

From small to big: The evolution of MSME lending in 2020 and the role of fintech

The Union Minister for MSME, Nitin Gadkari, has outlined a plan to increase the sector’s GDP contribution to 50% from the cur...

Need to re-look at public policies for service access to MSMEs, solo entrepreneurs: Niti Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar

Need to re-look at public policies for service access to MSMEs, solo entrepreneurs: Niti Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar

"We need to see how to create the culture of bringing angel investors for these small enterprises, how to bring technology......

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