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Vinod K. Pandita
Vinod K. Pandita
MSMEs must leverage transformative leadership for escalation and growth.

2024/02/28 11:38 am

We live in a time of constant change, a time that is influenced by economic shifts, fast-moving technological advancem...

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CE Shreekant Patil
CE Shreekant Patil
Unveiling the Startup Ecosystem in India: Government Initiatives Paving the Way for Seed Funding and Innovation

2024/02/28 11:37 am

We at SMBConnect are thrilled to embark on this journey, and we hope that our blog series will serve as an informative...

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Ajay Kumar
Ajay Kumar
Small Business, Big Dreams, Make it Big with Impactful SME IPOs

2024/02/28 11:36 am

Bihari Satasai, a famous Hindi poet in 17th century said “देखन में छोटे लगै, घा...

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Ajay Thakur
Ajay Thakur
पूँजी बाजार में आइये, अपनी एसएमई या स्टार्टअप्स के लिए पूँजी जुटाइये

2024/02/28 11:35 am

आज जबकि देश भर में उद्यमिता के विषय में तरह तर...

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Assessing Your SME's IPO Readiness

2024/02/23 18:34 pm

The decision to create small and medium-sized companies (SME) and to open for public sale is a significant decision that requires a lot of thought and a well-thought-out strategy. A first public sale (IPO) can ...

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Criteria for New Listing on BSE SME Exchange

2024/02/23 18:17 pm

BSE SME serves as the exchange on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) specifically designed for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). SME companies borrow funds from the general pub...

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Entrepreneurship Stories

2024/02/28 12:15 pm

Deepika Padukone's Beauty Brand, 82°E, Makes Headway in Men's Skincare with Great Success across the Board

The trend of celebrities launching their own skincare and makeup brands has...

2024/02/27 15:34 pm

The Kenko Life: An Engaging Journey of Nutritious Living

Neeraj Kumar and Vivek Chandran created The Kenko Life as an expressive nourishment solution in Bangalore in 2020. More t...

2024/02/27 15:29 pm

Gladiator of men's grooming industry: Bombay Shaving Company

Shantanu Deshpande, founder of Bombay Shaving Company, believes entering the D2C market is like entering a deadly battlef...

2024/02/27 15:20 pm

𝐓𝐮𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐫 𝐉𝐚𝐧𝐢'𝐬 𝐒𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐚𝐧 𝐎𝐫𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐫𝐜𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐈𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐚'𝐬 𝐋𝐨𝐠𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐬 𝐒𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫 𝐛𝐲 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐁𝐥𝐮𝐞 𝐃𝐚𝐫𝐭

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The Rise Highlights


SMBConnect is India's largest integrated platform connecting and empowering small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across the country. Our mission is to build supportive SME communities by providing effective business solutions, training programs, and peer networking opportunities so that small businesses can succeed. We connect SMEs to customers, experts, and each other to share knowledge and spur growth. At SMBConnect, we believe that with the right support, small can become big.

The Rise features insights from experienced advisors like Vinod Pandita, Founder of Perception Management Consulting; Shreekant Patil of ParentNashik; Shyam Sekar, Founder of Startup Xperts and Deepak Goel, CEO of Digitally Next. These experts contribute their wisdom to help the next generation of entrepreneurs rise.

SMBConnect has now culminated and empowered India's small and medium business ecosystem. We have several initiatives in the pipeline focused on direct-to-consumer brands and women entrepreneurship through our Bharat D2C Meetup and Advaita Awards.

If you are interested in partnering with SMBConnect or contributing as a business advisor, please reach out to our Project Lead, Ambika Yadav, at We welcome new perspectives from across industries and experience levels.

The Rise is the content platform owned by SMBConnect focused on producing interviews, insights and resources for the next generation of business leaders. While SMBConnect runs events connecting the SME community, The Rise serves as its knowledge portal with stories and advice to motivate entrepreneurs.


Sandipan Ray founded SMBConnect in 2012 to strengthen and boost the SME ecosystem in India by deploying prerequisite solutions. Within 11 years of its existence, SMBConnect has organised over 200+ events pan India including four successful seasons of the Start Manage Expand Knowledge series and Advaita Women entrepreneur awards. Today, it has more than 10 lakh SMEs in its network and approximately 100+ mentors.