The SME toolkit is truly a one-stop shop for small businesses.
The SME Toolkit, www.india.smetoolkit.org is a joint project between ICICI Bank and IFC (International Finance Corporation), a member of the World Bank Group. The SME Toolkit website has been created as an online resource center to empower Indian SME's and help them become globally competitive. The website has had 7.5 lac visitors and over 2 million page views till date.
The SME Toolkit provides comprehensive and easy to use information on a variety of topics like Business Planning, Accounting, Human Resources, International Business, Legal, Insurance, Taxation, Marketing, Operations, Technology and Tenders. It also has free downloadable software tools such as the 'Business Plan Maker', the 'Website Builder' and a large collection of 'HowTo Articles'. With such comprehensive information, the SME Toolkit serves as a business consultant for every SME entrepreneur.
Further, the website offers various updates on SME related events through the SME calendar. Also present on the website are success stories and an elaborate section on 'Mentoring'. The section on Mentoring covers case studies, 'HowTo Articles' and FAQs. This section also has contributions from management experts, academicians, successful entrepreneurs and others.
For the Indian business environment, the SME Toolkit offers over 4,000 Legal FAQs, 25,000 latest circulars and notifications; more than 4,500 business forms and over 650 draft agreements. In order to reach out to a wider audience, the entire SME Toolkit content has been launched in a bi-lingual format (English and Hindi) and is also available in the CD format.
The SME Toolkit is an initiative of ICICI Bank to create an ecosystem for SME's in India and provide an interactive system through which SME's can share, learn and grow their businesses.
Already being used by SME's in more than 20 countries, the SME Toolkit is truly a one-stop shop for small businesses as it consistently helps to get to higher levels of professional management.
To read more visit us at www.india.smetoolkit.org
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