Pushes for Cohesive SME Ecosystem Through SME Learning Series

Saturday, May 28, 2011

NEW DELHI, India, May 29, 2011 -

- Partners With for the Series

- Aims to Bring Clear Understanding of Finance, HR, IT, Communication,
Marketing & Other Business Verticals to SMEs

- Roadshows Being Organised Across India; Bangalore & Vadodara Events
Receive Huge Response

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) have been playing a vital role in
growth and development of Indian economy. They are credited with generating
million of job opportunities every year along with contributing a fair share
to the industrial output and exports. With a view to provide these
quintessential stakeholders of the Indian economy assistance in their growth,, India's largest online B2B marketplace, has associated with for 'SME Learning Series'. This series aims to
provide an interactive platform for SMEs while educating them about several
solutions for seamless business functions. The larger aim of the series is to
enable SMEs to innovate and grow. The series, based on the theme 'Educate,
Innovate and Grow', has roadshows structured across 10 cities in India -
metros, tier 2 and tier 3 cities.

Commenting on the association, Mr. Dinesh Agarwal, Founder & CEO,, said, "Since beginning we have been cognizant of immense
potential that SMEs hold. Our endeavour has been to assist them with greater
and better opportunities for growth. By associating with for the SME Learning Series, we further this cause
and continue to help SMEs build their competitiveness."

The SME Learning Series is well into Phase 1 of the roadshow. It has
already covered two cities - Bangalore and Vadodara that proved to be hugely
success. Going forward from here, it is expecting to emulate the same success
in the remaining cities of Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad & Coimbatore. has been supporting initiatives such as SME Learning Series
to strengthen the ecosystem for small and medium enterprises. This series
which is aimed at fostering a culture of knowledge sharing amongst SMEs will
see a gathering of small business owners such as Managing Director,
Proprietors, Directors, Managing Partners, Partners, IT Managers amongst
others across industry verticals. It will also assist small enterprises to
get introduced to advanced and new technology that can help in their

About ( ) is India's largest online B2B
marketplace for Small & Medium Size Businesses, connecting global buyers with
suppliers. The company offers a platform & tools to over 1 million suppliers
to generate business leads from over 5 million buyers, who use the platform
to find reliable & competitive suppliers. The company has over 4000 employees
located across 75 offices in the country. Its existing investors include
Intel Capital and Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Products & Services ( ) offers products that enable
small & medium size businesses generate business leads (online
catalogs/store-fronts), establish their credibility (third party verified
trust profile) and use business information (finance, news, trade shows,
tenders) for their business promotion.

For more information, please


The highly informative online repository for the micro, small and medium
enterprises (MSMEs) in India, '', is dedicated to
provide current news and related information from the medium-sized business
economy to the SMB fraternity on a daily basis. ''
online business news portal facilitates direct exchange between the large
networking of the Indian SMB community and other entrepreneurs in the small
and medium-sized business segment, connecting them to opportunities available
domestically and globally.

For more information, please visit:

    Media Contacts

    Pawandeep Kaur
    Manager - PR
    T: +91-120-3911000
    F: +91-120-2424943


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