Archive for category Small Business

How Internet Marketing Helps Small and Medium Sized Businesses

Advertising and promoting a product or service online is very important for small and medium sized businesses to attract potential customers. Internet marketing is one of the best way to promote and brand your business and get noticed on the Internet. Small and medium sized businesses should consider online marketing for their business as it […]


CII Report on Growth of Service Sector of Indian SMEs

CII Business Confidence Index was released for second quarter of 2010. The responses were collected from 14 business outlook indicators from small business owners. Some of the indicators were capacity utilization, gross sales, new orders, expansion, employment, credit availability, and exports. The business confidence index of overall SMEs including industry and service sectors was found […]

Growth of SME Exports in India in spite of Rising Cost of Raw Materials

Even with increase in costs of raw materials, there had been a growth in exports form the MSMEs in India. According to the study conducted by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), difficult global market and international competition had not limited the growth of the exports. The report revealed that about 42 percent of the […]

Cyber Attacks, a Big Concern for Indian Small Businesses

Cyber attacks are the most serious problems faced by many small business all over the world. Data loss was considered as a serious problem by about 67% of small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) in India. Internet is used by small businesses to improve marketing. It was also used to create fruitful partnerships with clients, […]

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How Social Sharing is Working for SMB’s

According to a study conducted by, on current trends in email marketing, almost 89% of customers of SMB were intending to increase their social sharing. Highlights of integration of social media: Emails having at least one social sharing option, generated more than 30% higher CTR than the mails with no option. Emails having at […]


SMBs Increasingly Using Social Media

Access Markets International (AMI) Partners, Inc. has published a new report on how U.S. small and medium businesses (SMBs) are using social media. According to research, nearly 70 percent of U.S small and medium size businesses (SMBs) use social media, nearly double the number two years ago. Also report states 30% of small businesses and […]

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EU SMEs and Subcontracting

Recently a research was conducted by EIM Business & Policy Research (the Netherlands) and Ikei Research and Consultancy (Spain) in co-operation with local partners of the European Network for Social and Economic Research (ENSR) on “EU SMEs and Subcontracting” This study was conducted based on the following definition: subcontracting occurs when one enterprise (the contractor […]