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Doling out ESOPs? Here’s everything about Employee Stock Option Plan for SMEs

ESOPs allow grantees to have a stake in the company which directly results in greater loyalty.

MSME Schemes: Using the Credit Guarantee Scheme to fund your business

MSMEs need easy credit facilities to fulfil the financial requirements of their business. The DCE's Credit Guarantee Scheme provides easy, collateral free credit facilities to MSMEs.

Embracing technology: Should a small business take a loan to upgrade?

Technology does not come cheap and more often than not; it does call for substantial investment.

Financial Forecasting: Why it is still about being roughly right than precisely wrong

Paradoxically and fatally, just when risk of a downturn is at its highest, optimism also ends up peaking! So be careful with your forecasts; and even more careful with the forecasts of others.

What do you do when your small business is not making money?

There are definite financial triggers even in the very initial days of running an SME pointing out at whether the revenue model needs fixing.

A direct growth driver: The benefits of listing on SME Exchange

This has been recognized by the economies across the globe leading to construction of the SME Exchanges in various developed and developing economies.

Taking a credit card for your business: How to pick one

Like a credit card for an individual, there are specialized credit cards for businesses.

Your company's true worth: How to value your business

Learn about the proven and widely accepted business valuation methods that help provide a good starting point for estimating value.

Raising funds? These are some of the choices before you

There are several funding options emerging in India and entrepreneurs must gear up to raise funding from alternative sources to meet their requirements.

Important tips for effective fundraising by MSMEs

If you need a big loan and for a longer tenure, be ready to mortgage collateral.

Tapping the bourses: The procedure for filing for an IPO with SME exchanges

Tapping the bourses: The procedure for filing for an IPO with SME exchanges

Listing pre-supposes good corporate governance, which results in sustainability and helps generate an independent valuation of the company.

Understanding the essentials of fundraising for MSMEs

Understanding the essentials of fundraising for MSMEs

An important thing to keep in mind is the level of risk & reward a prospective investor is comfortable with. Very few investors (early stage VCs) are comfortable with a high degree of risk.

5 things you must know to avail secured loans for your business

5 things you must know to avail secured loans for your business

Business owners need to appreciate that the collateral is only a risk mitigation mechanism for the lenders.

Loan or equity? How to fund your business

Loan or equity? How to fund your business

At the heart of the decision to either go for a loan or raise money through equity is the actual need.

Growing inorganically: The secret to a successful M&A valuation

Growing inorganically: The secret to a successful M&A valuation

Just as every industry is different, so are the valuation methods needed for each industry. One needs to clearly identify the key business drivers and make realistic projections around that.

Raising capital: Why SME IPO may be a good choice for small businesses

Raising capital: Why SME IPO may be a good choice for small businesses

Small companies dream of getting themselves listed on the stock exchanges, but they generally fall short.

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