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SME Owners: An Opportunity To Be Recognised

Posted: February 28, 2014

It is easy for entrepreneurs to get wrapped up in day-to-day tasks and the always-urgent deadlines, but in business, it is essential to take a step back and evaluate your performance. This doesn’t mean that you detract time and energy from your work but rather you pause, take stock of your business path so far, so you can plan for the future.

This is where awards help. Awards can play an important role in helping you determine your position. Just filling in an application form makes you take a step back and see your business more clearly. You are able to gauge what an impartial observer might see of your business journey and course-correct or continue on the path of success.

The 5th Business Today-YES BANK SME Survey & Awards 2013 is one such award. It’s an excellent initiative taken by Yes Bank and Business Today which encourages and recognizes the efforts of budding entrepreneurs in India. The aim is to recognize India’s most promising, innovative and success-driven SMEs come together and salute the spirit of excellence and entrepreneurship. It will recognize and awards remarkably performing SMEs across diverse sectors with titles such as the Best CEO, Best SME, Social Responsibility, Innovation etc. Awards and such events are also a great networking platform to meet and interact with other small and medium entrepreneurs.

The  SME sector in India has emerged to be the one of the most dynamic and vibrant sector of the economy, providing employment opportunities to a large percentage of work force and promoting economic stability in the country.  With ‘Innovation’ as the battle cry, SMEs in India are run by and employ some of the brightest and creative minds. It’s time we salute them by recognizing their contributions. Given that women run many SMEs in India, it is especially important to also have women put themselves forward for such recognition.

Do you own a business that you would like to nominate or do you know of a truly innovative SME? Click here to discover more about the application procedure. The last date to apply is 7th March, so do get in your application in time.


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  1. Thanks for sharing! SMEs being, a very crucial sector in a country like ours, there is a growing need for encouraging them. There are a lot of SMEs in India and we need to encourage them. The only way that these kind of participation can be made known and happen is by sharing. And YES Bank’s initiative to make them known is appreciated.

  2. Appreciate the initiative of Yes Bank to encourage SMEs. SMEs are the driving force of the economy esp in case of an economy like ours.

  3. From where I see it, SMEs should use this opportunity and get the recognition they want, esp when it is an award from a prestigious Institution such as YES Bank.

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