SMEStreet League of Mentors

SMEStreet League of Mentors

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These days, MSMEs are in great need of knowledge and upskilling for the sake of achieving growth. Yes, growth in the tough economic conditions. Well, this is very much possible, considering the fact that MSMEs are in the centre stage of economic recovery. Policymakers are making significant efforts in getting the right form of policies for MSMEs in order to bring them out of the challenging times from COVID-19. The potential of MSME entrepreneurs is acknowledged by the policymakers as well as the country’s able leadership.

About SMEStreet League of Mentors

SMEStreet League of Mentors is an initiative designed to bring much-needed expertise closer to MSMEs which is needed for their business growth. Mentors at SMEStreet League of Mentors will not only motivation to the entrepreneur but also bring clarity in business vision. We at SMEtreet have spent years in interacting and understanding the common and specific pain points of MSMEs. One of the most common pain that almost every startup and an MSME entrepreneur faces is the limitation of seeking the best possible guidance. Limited knowledge and filtered information make business life difficult, so in order to make the entrepreneur’s life easier and smart and in other words, in our bid to contribute in the direction of ease of doing business, we would like to bring you closer to SMEStreet’s League of Mentors. 

Here are some more silent features of this league of mentors:

  • The SMEStreet league of mentors consists of those who can to show the best way forward for getting the much-needed business growth.
  • This League of Mentors is a group of qualified Subject Matter Experts who have accomplished success in their professional life and now, there experience and knowledge are ready to get leveraged.
  • Most importantly, this league of mentors is a bouquet of such knowledge-driven experts who possess a selfless attitude towards adding value in the lives of MSME entrepreneurs. 

Key Expertise

  • MSME Schemes, MSME Loans, MSME Specific Govt Schemes, Understanding PSUs’ Opportunities 
  • Skill Development: Managerial Skills, Soft Skills, Technical Expertise 
  • Finance: Banking, CA, Financial Management, Venture Capital
  • Technology:  Automation, ICT, Mobility, Business Processes Automation
  • Marketing: Digital Marketing, Brand Building, Targeted Marketing, Customer Community Formation
  • HR: Hirings, Compliances, HR Processes, Employee Motivation 
  • Legal:  Compliance, Legal representation, Documentation
  • IPR 
  • Startups: Fund Raising- Evaluation
  • Logistics: Custom made consultancy
  • Manufacturing: Smart Manufacturing, Packaging, Best practices
  • Exports & Imports: Prospects, Processes 

Meet The Mentors 

 


MSME Banking & Finance

Mr S Ravi

S Ravi, Ravi Rajan & Co, Chartered Accountants

S Ravi, Founder of Ravi Rajan & Co

Mr. Sethurathnam Ravi (S Ravi) is a chartered accountant (CA) based in India, promoter and managing partner of Ravi Rajan & Co and the former Chairman of Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). He also serves as an Independent Director of Tourism Finance Corporation of India.In 2019, Mr. S Ravi also joined SBI Payments Services Pvt. Ltd as one of the Board Directors.[4] Before joining BSE, Ravi served on boards of various companies such as, UTI Company Pvt Ltd., SMERA Ratings, SBI-SG Global Securities, STCI Finance, and BOI Merchant Bankers.

Finance Management 

Dr. CA Chaitanya Shah

CA Chaitanya Shah

Dr. CA Chaitanya Shah

Mr. Shah is based in Mumbai and has in-depth experience of over 35 years of top-level assignments in Strategic Planning / Professionalizing SMEs / Performance Improvement / Financial Management with a view to set-up long-term goals for the organization. He has worked closely with CEOs for organization long-term goals, restructuring set-up (Team Building), conceptualizing and designing business processes with sound MIS in organisations for profit planning and monitoring.   

Mr. Shah can be approached for guidance on:  MSME – Growth Navigation, Business Performance Review, Profit Centre Operations – Turnaround Management, Financial Planning & Control, Corporate Restructuring Initiatives, Fund Sourcing & Management


Banking & Skill Development 

Divesh Mishra, , Ursa Consulting

Mr. Divesh Mishra, Founder of Ursa Consulting

Mr. Divesh Mishra of Ursa Minor Consulting

A banker with over 30 years of experience and after developing in-depth understanding of today’s industry and skillset required, Divesh started his banking career as a PO in State Bank GroupAfter serving HDFC Bank for 19 years, he left HDFC Bank in 2017. In the same year, he founded this Start-Up named Ursa Minor Consulting Private Limited into the business of training and up-skilling those youth who aim to join Banking and Financial Services (BFS) sector.

He is also an alumnus of IIM, Kashipur however, he has also received serious class room training in SBI Staff Training Centre-Hyderabad, IIM-Ahmedabad, NIBM-Pune, and Bankers Training College-RBI, Mumbai. He was also a member of the Governing Council of the IMS Unison University, Dehradun.

Mr. Divesh can be approached for guidance on the following areas: Banking, Skill Development, Employee Skill Upgradation 


Export & Imports

Mr. Pawan Gupta of Connect2India

Pawan Gupta Connect2India, Global Opportunities, MSMEs, Trade, Exports, SMEs,Pawan is founder and CEO of Connect2India, where he provides strategic direction, business planning, and market & industry leadership. He has a successful track record of building business grounds up in diverse sectors including global trade, technology consulting and e-Business products. Connect2India is a smart & integrated trading platform by MSMEs, of MSMEs and for MSMEs. It provides a one-stop source for overseas businesses to easily and effectively find, connect and trade with Indian MSMEs.

Mr. Gupta Can be approached for guidance on: Exports, Imports, International Business leads, International Market Expansion.


HOW TO CONNECT With MENTORS

For MSMEs:

You may drop a Mail to faiz@smestreet.in with League of Mentors & Name of the mentor written on Subject line of the email. We will be happy to connect you with your designated mentor. 

For Mentors:

To become our featured Mentor in our SMEStreet League of Mentors, please write to the above-mentioned email id (faiz@smestreet.in) and share your profile. It is advised to highlight your expertise for MSMEs. Don’t forget to mention ‘League of Mentors’ in the Subject Line of the email. 


SMEStreet Forum

SMESTreet Forums are opportunities for sub-segments of entrepreneurship. For example, SMEStreet is giving special attention to subjects such as Social Enterprises/Women Entrepreneurship/ Startups/Innovation and Self Made Entrepreneurs. There are group and committees getting formed to discreetly highlight and emphasize issues related to the aforementioned areas.

We at SMEStreet are open for names and profiles which can be suitable for the above-mentioned expertise, please write to us at faiz@smestreet.in

The League of Mentors will be a consortium of experts which could form dedicated committees on the specific business area.

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