Franchise India organised ‘Small Business Conference and Awards 2011’ at Hotel Novotel, Mumbai on 18th October, 2011 in association with Entrepreneurs India advisors and NASSCOM as the knowledge partn
Franchise India organised ‘Small Business Conference and Awards 2011’ at Hotel Novotel, Mumbai on 18th October, 2011 in association with Entrepreneurs India advisors and NASSCOM as the knowledge partner. The show attracted over 600 entrepreneurs to celebrate the success of small business ownership.
Namit Pandey, Director and Head, Yahoo! Small Business stated: “Internet will play an important part to enhance SME’s ability to reach to its direct consumers in a big way, starting with Web presence growing to online advertising.”
Small Business Congress 2011 unlocked greatest opportunities in today’s exciting small business environment as it opens new business avenues in products or services. It also provided a platform to the new generation employer to showcase his brand to the world of small businesses and get increased exposure for his business.
Lakshman Gugulothu CEO, BSE SME Exchange opined: “BSE SME Platform provides a great opportunity to the entrepreneurs to raise the equity capital for the growth and expansion of SMEs. It also provides the immense opportunity to the investors to identify and invest in the good SME companies at early stage.”
Gaurav Marya, President, Franchise India said, “Small Business Awards 2011, is a great platform to network and share our knowledge with industry colleague.”
The awards were presented across 19 major categories spanning across different industry verticals. Few of the prestigious awards included: Retail Business of the Year: Florista India Pvt. Ltd; Small business of the year: Metro Shoes; Women Entrepreneur of the Year: Lina Ashar - Kangaroo Kids Education Ltd; Lifetime Achievement Award: Pritish Nandy- Pritish Nandy Communications.